moving shop

The wife and I just bought a "new" to us house. Garage is 20x20. On the property is a 14x20 storage shed which will finally allow me to totally dedicate my shop to being a shop and not a storage facility. Now comes the fun part of packing up my current shop.
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Please label a post like this as a 'gloat' in the future!
I hope you don't expect us to feel sorry for you? :-)
By the way.... you suck! Congratulations on the shop.
Mike W.

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when you're done..
I'm anticipating moving my shop in a year or so and am NOT looking forward to packing/sorting/etc. in preparation....
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This will be the 3rd time I've set up my shop and the 2nd time to move. I already have the layout down from the last 2 times. When it comes to packing and moving one thing is very important....take you time to organize when you pack and label label label the boxes/crates. SWMBO for some silly reason always insists the house gets organized and unpacked before the shop and there is always something that needs to be done. Being able to locate and having quick access to needed tools is a must. Accept the fact that what you thought you ought to go ahead and dispose of will more than likely wind up being the first thing you'll need to repurchase. My main rule for this move is-If I've moved it the last time and haven't needed it yet it's gone.....tools excluded of course. Just talking about stuff....

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I've moved several times over the years, but the 2 factors that are different this time are that I have much more of a "shop" now, (as opposed to a few power tools in the garage), and we'll be moving to another country... Not sure yet how hard replacement parts and things will be to get or what they will/won't let me take into Mexico..
So far, all I know is that the guns will have to be sold before we go, and everything "new" will be taxed..
Power, space, availability of lumber, etc. are going to be interesting..
mac
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A piece of equipment, bobcat , tractor etc. with forks is a must if it has to be done quickly. Pallets can be borrowed or sometimes had for the taking. It really speeds things up. My uncle had to move his shop in a week. I have a tractor w/ forks and we made it happen in 3 nights (long nights). Borrowed a pallet jack from work so he could leisurely place the equipment where it was necessary. I know all this can be costly if you don't have access to it. Call a local excavating contractor on a rainy day and see if he has a set of forks on some equipment. He might give you a deal to keep from sending an operator home. The grocery store where you shop will probalbly loan you pallets if you promise to bring them back. Boxes are a must. Router bits go in the router bit box, sanding supplies go in the sanding supplies box etc. Just my two cent's worth. Good Luck Lyndell

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Well now, I am having the same sort of fun as you because I _may_ be moving (the contract hasn't been finalized yet and I'm actually thinking there's some chance I'll be unpacking right back to the same place).
Problems I'm noting are there's lots of heavy stuff but you gotta make the boxes carryable. The stuff doesn't fit nicely into boxes and it's a chore to try to pack efficiently. Plus, I am trying to be organzied and sort stuff by whether I'll need it in the very near future (like getting the current house ready for sale, or the new place ready for habitation), vs stuff that could be last in the unpacking scheme. Takes a looong time.
I talked to a couple moving companies and mentioned a table saw (Delta Unisaw). No problem, though I'm not sure that he realizes it weights about 4-500#.
Renata
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Renata wrote:

The last time I moved, I had (2) unrestored antique upright pianos, a large safe, and several other extremely heavy items.
The movers didn't flinch!
Barry
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We'll be moving the shop 550 miles, with the last 150 in Mexico... Mucho dineros!
So far, and it's a long range plan, I'm thinking of buying a used trailer and making 3 or 4 trips, during 4 day weekends, as the house gets more "shop ready" and I can be sure that the new shop area is lockable and secure..
I'm thinking that any duplicate or seldom used things get moved first... hell, we might even move furniture and clothes too, but the shop has to take priority, right??
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This is a must, as you pretty much can not rent a truck from anybody in the US who will let you cross the border with it. Couple of years ago, our neighbor at our cabin in Flagstaff AZ decided he had enough of high country winters, and moved full time to Rocky Point.
Moved himself with a Ford Explorer and an open trailer. Rolled up close to 3500 miles by the time he was done, 6 or 7 round trips.
Jerry
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On 1 Feb 2005 13:33:25 -0800, jerry snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

yep.. same problem with rental cars... can't cross borders..
We had a problem a few years ago with renting a car to go to Nevada... they said that we can't leave calif.... we said that the parking lot for the place we're going is like 50 feet inside Nevada... no rental..
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mac davis wrote:

Can't cross border, no "s".
I've taken rental cars and trucks in and out of Canada from the US. The contracts I've had said "You will not take this vehicle into Mexico", as opposed to "No border crossing". Mexico was specifically listed.
Barry
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mac davis wrote: ...

Out of curiousity, who was the rental agency? I've never had an issue of a rental anywhere within the US or Canada...take it anywhere, just <not> Mexico.
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On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 08:25:48 -0600, Duane Bozarth

Both Enterprise and Budget... they said "California Only" on the agreement...
Years ago, I rented a van from Enterprise to go from Calif. to N. Dakota and back, had no problem, so I'm guessing it's a California thing now?
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I get an Enterprise rental when I take my car in for service/maintenance. They usually try to limit me to MD only, but I always say there's a chance I might go into DC or VA, so please don't exclude them. It's never been a problem and some of the agents include the three jurisdictions as a matter of course.
Renata
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A fellow Govt employee had a rental from California to Colorado with side trip to Texas with no problem. Almost 20 years ago for context.
On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 08:18:39 -0800, mac davis

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I think that this is a new thing in California, Bob..
When our son died in 01, we had no problem renting a car to go to N. Dakota and back.. might be a Governator thing...

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Mexico is its own particular problem, because U.S. auto insurance is *NOT* good in Mexico. You have to have insurance issued by a -Mexican- insurer.
Get in even a _minor_ fender-bender in MX, w/o Mexican insurance, and you're in a whole *heap* of trouble. Car _impounded_ until all claims are settled, The driver/owner may sit in *jail* till claims are settled, *AND* have some substantial fines to face. *plus* the under-the-counter payoffs needed to get the system to work, at all.

This depends _greatly_ on the particular rental agency. "National" chains usually don't have any problem with crossing _state_ borders -- they have the 'presence' in the other states to deal with you *there*.
Local rental operations, on the other hand, simply aren't prepared to deal with legal tangles in "another jurisdiction", so they restrict you to 'in state' travel only.
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On Wed, 02 Feb 2005 14:47:28 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) wrote:
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going down several times a year... cheaper than buying the "single trip" coverage.. so far, it looks like we can get a good liability package for about $300 a year, but no comp.. :(
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