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RE: (ET) transporting E-trac.
- Subject: RE: (ET) transporting E-trac.
- From: "Elie, Larry (L.D.)" <lelie ford com>
- Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 11:04:54 -0400
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Been there, done that. I have moved an E12 with and without the front
just not in a van. For planks I use the side boards of a waterbed; they
than 7 feel long and plenty heavy. I still put blocks in the middle if the
are in place. I have used come-along, but have also put the thing in
walked along right side (a block on the seat helps). The real worry is
as well as the planks moving. I shove a 2x4 behind the wheels as it goes
up. I have
also backed a pickup into a ditch and just drove the E12 in, that's the
easiest of all.
From: dave barden [mailto:daveb speakeasy org]
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2000 3:03 PM
Cc: elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Subject: (ET) transporting E-trac.
It's time for me to get the E-trac to the farm.
All I have for transporting is a little Toyota van (1/2ton?). I'm a little
concerned about the weight. The E12s with batteries is what about 700
pounds? If so it shouldn't be a problem.
It'll be a fairly tight fit and I won't be able to drive it up the ramps (2
2x8's). Rather I plan to set my toolbox on the seat and steer while
beside it with some twine around the throttle to shut it down once it is
in. Or have someone positioned at the van's side door to reach in and
throttle it down.
has anyone done this? I do have a come-a-long and with a little jury
rigging could find something in the van to hook to then winch it in. But
I'm afraid I'd run out of room before I got the machine completely winched
up the ramp and into the van.
any other ideas? suggestions?