Give a Man a Fish–or a Spa Mover

Yeah, I was so going to have someone else move the spa. But then they gave me grief, maybe we can get to it, maybe there will be access at your house. I sent photos, I sent specifications. That tub will be heavy–less heavy than most foam filled and wood spas, but it would need two guys. Really? How do you move a spa with one and insure safety for your employees and the spa? The bottom line was expense, more than I anticipated.

I looked up how to move a spa, I watched the spa dolly videos, I decided not to buy a fish but a fishing pole. That is a tilt trailer. Well, one just happened to come up close to home on craigslist. The guy was nice, obviously took good care of his stuff, and the price seemed reasonable given that we would not use the spa mover.

 Tilt Trailer

Tilt Trailer

It is 8′ x 8′ and the spa is 7.5′ x 9.5′ so it will only hang over a bit. It has the flip down axle wheel so we can leave the spa on the trailer and move it around until the concrete is ready. We also will be able to pick it up and pay for it before the sellers get too impatient!
We think we can use this trailer to move objects that would be difficult or impossible to get on the truck bed, like taking the mower in for service etc. I needed to find one that had the entire bed above the wheels so that the spa could be loaded straight on.

Trailer rear

Trailer rear

The trailer is rated to 2000 lbs and has good tires plus a spare so we’ll be moving the spa ourselves. Learning to fish so to speak.

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