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Old 10 June 2009, 10:44   #11
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The easiest thing might be to persuade him to send a curtain sided trailer in the first place. Loading with a fork truck would then be easy. That is how I have moved my 6.00m in the past but I am careful with the trailer width and partially deflated the tubes so they donít rub.

If he wont then I would find a place with a yard ramp as Jetski and Chris have suggested see http://www.lantern.co.uk/yardramp_pics.htm They are pretty common pieces of kit especially in places that load or unload containers.

If you use somewhere with a loading bay then you will have to get the rib on its trailer up into the warehouse in the first place which might be a problem.

If he is sending a box trailer then loading through the rear doors with a fork truck wonít be easy.

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Old 10 June 2009, 12:20   #12
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Here's Cookee's solution:-

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?p=283648#post283648

After his recent honeymoon he may be in a generous mood???

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Old 11 June 2009, 08:36   #13
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Here's Cookee's solution:-

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?p=283648#post283648

After his recent honeymoon he may be in a generous mood???

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But we're in South Devon which would be a bit of a round about trip!

Great Honeymoon though! The photos are on Facebook if anyone is interested - Under John Cookee Cooke
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Moving the RIB

The Idea of the portable rear loading ramp is spot on or a large forklift and putting it sideways onto the trailer.

This may sound a little selfish but this is not really your problem to resolve, I know you want to make the sale and have a smooth transaction but your man at the other end there should be the one making more of an effort to resolve this?

Here's an idea, why does he drive a car here and tow it back!!!!
It may even work out cheaper on fuel?

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Here's an idea, why does he drive a car here and tow it back!!!!
I feel a road trip coming on!!!

What would be the chances of getting the buyer to pay you to deliver it to Denmark? Hell, most of the time you'll be on a bleed'n ferry!
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This may sound a little selfish but this is not really your problem to resolve, I know you want to make the sale and have a smooth transaction but your man at the other end there should be the one making more of an effort to resolve this?
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I donít want to sound negative but what happens if it gets damaged whilst being loaded or in transit. You may find yourself being dragged into hassle you just donít want unless you make it very clear where your responsibility stops and his starts.

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Sorted!

Thanks for all the advice. I found a local agricultural dealer who said I could use their loading ramp. The money will have cleared in my bank before the boat has loaded and I will make sure the guys with the lorry load it themselves as it will not be my property!
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