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Moneyman

Moving A Dock

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I recently purchased a 48 ft roll-in dock from a resort and I need to move it from Cohasset to Bowstring. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? Can I tow it down the road? Other ideas?

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If it was mine I would take it apart and haul it on a trailer. I would guess it has sections that bolt togather. good luck

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If you took you time and didn't go over 5 mph and stayed on the gravel roads, I bet you would be OK towing it. It would take a long time but I don't think I would do it on 2 or 46 that way.

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Not many docks are a continues span that long but if this one is an oddball.

Find a small trailer. "Make it one" to a point close to but not quite mid point of the dock. Alignment is crucial, so much so that the trailer will run into the ditch or oncoming traffic.

Attach the other end in the bed of a truck like a 5th wheel or to your receiver hitch. How you go about that is another topic and one that can't be explained.

I'll bet the dock can be taken apart. That is going to be the fastest and safest way to move the dock.

More then likely the axle of the dock is nothing more then a pipe running through a T.

Unless you have someone walking along side with a bucket of grease and a mop to keep it greased its going to heat up and gouge. Remember, tectonic plates move 100 times less then a snails pace. Thats enough to melt rock, cause pressure and then an eruption. Well that won't happen towing the dock but the axel might break and a wheel falls off.

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ST... the eternal optimist! Hook her up and let her buck!

I am being sarcastic, I would take it apart if possible or find a buddy that is or knows a flat bed trucker that can help you move it. Best of luck. Pizza and some beer at the end gets lots of stuff moved.

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Take it apart - not worth it risking breaking welded seames or other damage. If it is an older dock, taking it appart will give you the opportunity to replace with any needed new hardware. When I got my used doc, I replaced all the old bolds (w/ stainless), wiring for cranks, etc - Good to have the piece of mind IMO.

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I just took in a 16ft aluminum section in to get a spot welded. I strapped it in the back of Chevy ext cab with a 6 and half box. I put the tail gate down and it road great. It wasn't that hard to take apart and put back together.

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