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Old 01 November 2015, 11:12   #1
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How best to transport an outboard motor?

I want to transport a small outboard motor in the garage of a motorhome but because of the lack of height it can't be stored upright, it'll have to be stored at an angle. Would that cause me any problems?

Also apart from draining the fuel what other steps should I take to ensure the next time I want to use it it works without any problems?
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I want to transport a small outboard motor in the garage of a motorhome but because of the lack of height it can't be stored upright, it'll have to be stored at an angle. Would that cause me any problems?

Also apart from draining the fuel what other steps should I take to ensure the next time I want to use it it works without any problems?

Hi

2 or 4 stroke
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Put it on a sack barrow set up as if it's on the transom then no issues and something to transport it on to the boat.
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2 or 4 stroke
That's a good question.

It's going to be small, 10hp, just for poodling around lakes so whichever is the least trouble to use and transport in the garage of a motorhome.
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Put it on a sack barrow set up as if it's on the transom then no issues and something to transport it on to the boat.
The sack barrow would have to lie flat in my motorhome's garage. Would that cause me any issues?
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2 stroke then just drain the carbs and lie it down
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The sack barrow would have to lie flat in my motorhome's garage. Would that cause me any issues?
Hi tom

A mate of mine does this he bought a cheap sack barrow put a set of castors on it so only rubber touches the floor then ties it down works really well for him
So it pushes in to the garage on wheels no damage.
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A mate of mine does this he bought a cheap sack barrow put a set of castors on it so only rubber touches the floor then ties it down works really well for him
So it pushes in to the garage on wheels no damage.
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Tom,

I assume you havenlt bought this engine yet? Just for info - the reason for all the "2 or 4 stroke?" questions is becuse a 4- stroke has an oil sump, whoch can only be laid down certain ways or the oil goes places it shouldn't. (think turning your car upside down kind of thing!)

One thing regardless of 2 or 4 stroke - don't whatever you do park it with the powerhead below the prop, trapped water i nthe exhauyst can then sneak back up the leg and sieze your cylinders.

I'm not a motorhome expert - whrn you say "motorhome's garage" are you meaning a locker on the morohome or the building in which it resides? Iv'e seen small Outboards on what is essentially an outboard bracket by the bike carrier.
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He means some motor homes have a space at the back which normally has a bunk bed over it hence a gap below thay then have a door external or two to access the compartment some are quite big easy get a boat and engine in
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