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Unread 08-26-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Transporting my Lang without a trailer

So I have a Lang 36 and an F-150 truck but no trailer. The smoker weighs about 600 pounds. How do you get these heavy smokers on and off a pickup truck without killing yourself? Is it best to rent a trailer? I'm doing a local rib cook off and trying to figure out how I'm going to get my Lang there safely.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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Borrow a trailer from someone
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Unread 08-26-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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Borrow or rent a trailer. U-haul has small aluminum trailers w a ramp that might work. Double check dimensions of course.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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I agree with th^^e^^^^ comments.
Rent or borrow a trailer. Blowing out your back is not worth it. Experience talking here.
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Mine is stainless but I wrap a strap around axle on firebox end. Have a friend pull from up in truck bed and I push up a set of curved 4 wheeler ramps. It's not hard at all. Always unload the same way or it will flip on to firebox.
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Sounds like time for a trailer to me or a medium sized cherry picker.
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I agree with the trailer. When they brought mine to me it was on the back of a pick up. They rolled it out of the truck with motorcycle ramps. That didn't look to bad but as heavy as they are I wouldn't want to try to get it in the bed of a truck.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #8
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If transporting your Lang is going to be a frequent task, definately invest in a trailer. It would only take one drop to hurt it... or you!
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an engine hoist might come in handy..
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overwhelming vote: acquire/borrow a trailer

if not the odds of doing damage to you, your smoker, and/or your truck are VERY high.
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Agree on the trailer. Sounds like it's time for somebody to start angling towards a 48 or even better yet, a 60 trailer model!
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Quote:
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overwhelming vote: acquire/borrow a trailer

if not the odds of doing damage to you, your smoker, and/or your truck are VERY high.
Them are good words right there . !
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Build something like this:


Roll in LIKE A BOSS.

rent/buy a trailer. Registration is like $20 a year, and you can get a cheap trailer on CL for a song now a days. I've got 2 trucks, and 2 different sized trailers, you'll use it a lot more than you think
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Get a trailer and a come-a-long or a winch to pull it up. Harbor freight has some really inexpensive trailers if you are just hauling it around occasionally. Putting something like that up and into your truck is a lot of work and potentially dangerous. I have driven the lawn tractor up into the bed of my truck many times using atv ramps, but also have ended up upside-down between the ramps with a running tractor on top of me more than once. I only haul the tractor on the trailer now.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #15
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Maybe you can use some ramps and back up against a curb or better yet a ditch? Definitely need at least one other guy though. I've helped plenty of people load/unload stuff at comps.
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