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Old May 20th, 2017, 10:14 PM
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Next time she says it won't fit...

I'll just pull up this photo and show I can squeeze a defender just about anywhere.

No but seriously, is it cool to trailer to Moab with the truck sitting on the wheel flanges? I don't see why not, they take the weight anyway. It's on 2x6s and isn't touching the rotors at all. I think I'm good but figured I'd ask the brain trust.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 11:00 PM
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Cool structurally or cool I trailered my Harley to Sturgis cool? ;-)

That is damn clever packing. You need some riding mower wheels in the right bolt pattern so you can just drive it in the trailer.
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Would those garage floor dollies work, I wonder? Then you could just roll it in/out.

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Ha fair point on the sturgis comment. However i need to move that trailer to Idaho and somebody is gonna meet me in Moab to grab it. So two birds with one stone and I've driven the defender from NYC to Moab 3 times over the year so I've earned my stripes
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NYC - Moab three times? Sir yes Sir you have earned your stripes!
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I'd be more concerned with proper load restraint. Unless you want the truck in the cab with you in an accident I would use higher rated straps and secure it to withstand 2X the vehicle weight for aft restraint, 1X vehicle weight for forward restraint, and 1X the vehicle weight for vertical restraint. Also make sure the floor D-rings are rated for the weight they are expected to secure and ensure straps used for forward and aft restraint are angled at least 45 degrees to prevent minor load shifts which could overload the straps and locking devices.

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I'd be more concerned with proper load restraint. Unless you want the truck in the cab with you in an accident I would use higher rated straps and secure it to withstand 2X the vehicle weight for aft restraint, 1X vehicle for forward restraint, and 1X the vehicle weight for vertical restraint. Also make sure the floor D-rings are rated for the weight they are expected to secure and ensure straps used for forward and aft restraint are angled at least 45 degrees to prevent minor load shifts which could overload the straps and locking devices. Better safe than sorry!
Concur with Bo, who strangely enough sounds more like a loadmaster than a crew chief in this instance!

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Concur with Bo, who strangely enough sounds more like a loadmaster than a crew chief in this instance!

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Would those garage floor dollies work, I wonder? Then you could just roll it in/out.

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I did that with a Disco I was parting out. 4 harbor freight dollies and I was able to move it around by myself like a giant english skateboard.
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That was an early photo. It has 6k pound straps on each corner
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