Tips for transporting a washer and dryer on their side


Going to transport a top load washer and front load dryer on their sides in my station wagon. I believe new ones have a transport bolt that holds things in place during handling, if I transport these on their side, I assume the bolt is going to be long gone.
Any tips for transporting them like that?
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I'd check with the owners manual. I know on my Duet if you don't tighten the drum down first you can really f%$k it up. The transporting info is in the manual.
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muzician21 wrote:

Avoid large potholes!
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muzician21 wrote:

If there's not an instruction for it, yeah, I have a tip--don't. Even if have to rent a trailer or make other arrangements.
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Why?
If a washer or dryer are so poorly designed/constructed they can't be transported on their side, they're junk.
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How about being towed upside down underwater? Should they be designed to withstand that too?
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If you can't shoot them out of a cannon what good are they?
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Excellent point!
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On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:04:11 -0500, JimT wrote:

Particularly if they can't reach orbit safely!
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I have a refridgerator with shelves and drawers that stay perfectly in place as long as the unit is upright. Every time I lay it on its side, they all fall off.
I guess it's junk.
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Transport on the back rather than the side if there is a choice. I would call the mfgr hot line and see what they say.
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The dryer should be OK but the washer might be a problem. I inverted one once to work on it and all the oil leaked out of the transmission. The drum inside is also mounted with springs and bouncing down the road with the drum sideways might also cause some mischief.
Trailer or rent/borrow a truck or van.
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muzician21 wrote:

Buddy, pickup truck, six-pack and a pizza?
Failing that, if it's a local move, Home Depot rents a good sized truck for $19 for and hour and a quarter.
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Slacker wrote:

Don't you need to buy something at HD to get that deal?
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LouB wrote:

Not around here.
But if they do in your neck of the woods, just buy something--- and return it when you bring the truck back...
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That might be good. I rented a van at Uhaul for $20 a day and it finally cost me $180 at the end of the day.
greg
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On Apr 14, 3:21pm, snipped-for-privacy@zekfrivolous.com (GregS) wrote:

$180?
I rented an open landscaping-type trailer from U-haul for less than $20 for the day. My son bought a riding mower at Sears (right next to U-Haul!) and that was the cheapest way (other than driving it) to get it home. That might work for the washer and dryer, as long as the OP has pads and tie-downs available.
Of course, I already had a hitch and 2" receiver on my van, so it was just "hook up and go."
Why did it cost you $180? Mileage?
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Milage plus insurance.
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