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Old 03-23-2016, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Check references of the horse movers. Also, have your horses ever been moved before? If not you might try loading them and see how they react. That long a distance could be very stressful for them.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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A friend of ours [that we met on this forum] moved from NJ to ME, she stored all her stuff in a 40' container. We let her drop it in our driveway, while she was shopping for land to build a log cabin on. Then she moved the container to sit behind her cabin.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:16 AM
 
Location: MD/Arkansas
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A friend of ours [that we met on this forum] moved from NJ to ME, she stored all her stuff in a 40' container. We let her drop it in our driveway, while she was shopping for land to build a log cabin on. Then she moved the container to sit behind her cabin.
Sounds a lot like our plans! Glad it worked out for her. How did she get it shipped once filled? Did she have a crane lift it on a truck or did she get a tilt bed truck? Also where did she find the trucker to move it? Any info will help us out. Thanks
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Sounds a lot like our plans! Glad it worked out for her. How did she get it shipped once filled? Did she have a crane lift it on a truck or did she get a tilt bed truck? Also where did she find the trucker to move it? Any info will help us out. Thanks
She found a trucking company that moves containers all the time. A truck came with a tilt bed and a winch. The winch slid it right up onto the bed. It only took a couple minutes.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: MD/Arkansas
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She found a trucking company that moves containers all the time. A truck came with a tilt bed and a winch. The winch slid it right up onto the bed. It only took a couple minutes.
Thanks for your response. We have been told conflicting stories about how to load/unload a fully loaded 40 foot cargo (sea) container. Some say that they can use a tilt bed and a wench to put it on the truck and others say that the weight is just too much for that. In that case they say that a crane is necessary. Guess we'll find out when we're ready to go with a loaded one. But had wanted to find out ahead of time.

Thanks again.
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Old 03-25-2016, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I think you're doing a good job of planning.

I'll add one thing. When I moved a long distance I did what you are planning to do and filled the horse trailer with similar odds and ends. Then I had the horses shipped via a professional hauler. I got travel insurance on the horses. Maybe yours are already insured? Just be sure your insurer knows what you're doing.

Good luck on your adventure!
When I moved we checked all the possibilities, but it still came back to someone had to drive after a truck since all of us wouldn't fit inside a uhaul/other brand cab. But then a friend of my fil, who was going to help, said his son had a horse trailer for two horses. So we moved my stuff in one, and a nice comfy cab with ac and comfortable room for the dog and cat.

Except for a new thing of coffee I brought which dumped, and a little sliding, (I packed tight with that in mind) it worked out great. So there would be a lot of room for things being brought on the first trip. Just pack well and don't chance breakables if it shifts.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:06 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Thanks for your response. We have been told conflicting stories about how to load/unload a fully loaded 40 foot cargo (sea) container. Some say that they can use a tilt bed and a wench to put it on the truck and others say that the weight is just too much for that. In that case they say that a crane is necessary. Guess we'll find out when we're ready to go with a loaded one. But had wanted to find out ahead of time.

Thanks again.
Might work. Depends on the wench. I have found that if ya beat 'em sometimes ya get more out of them.

Or, you could use a winch. Either way.
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Old 03-28-2016, 05:09 AM
 
Location: MD/Arkansas
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Might work. Depends on the wench. I have found that if ya beat 'em sometimes ya get more out of them.

Or, you could use a winch. Either way.
My wife always says for an old man I have a very dirty mind!! LOL I told her for years I'd been practicing to be a dirty old man and now I've finally made it!!!
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Might work. Depends on the wench. I have found that if ya beat 'em sometimes ya get more out of them.

Or, you could use a winch. Either way.
Good catch. It slipped right by me.
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Remember a couple of things, if you load in the container, when it's loading onto the truck it will tilt up at quite an angle. So expect everything that's not tied down to move, roll, shift..
We moved from Ca. To Missouri last summer and have horses too...
You will need a health certificate and coggins test to haul them over state lines..
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