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Sadly I have gone to the Dark Side (24 May 2017)

After years of running this site, I have now gone to The Dark Side. This web site will continue, but I really need someone new to take over.

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2 years 3 months ago #800 by Billbo
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I've spent weeks sorting out my small garage and have according to my measurements created just enough space to get my highside 95 destiny inside with literally inches either side and front/ back. Nothing goes easily for me and I've hit a snag I've no trouble moving it on my own but to get into the garage there's a rise of I guess 45/50 degrees I assume for rain water and I can't get the wheels up it. Because it's so tight each side there's no way I can take a run up that would end in disaster I can't reverse I don't think not enough to play with. I've tried brute force and the front end just rises up, I tried raising jockey wheel I don't think that helped. If I could have a mover fitted it might work but 1 that's an expensive solution and 2 I don't think you can fit them on a destiny. I could just leave on parked outside as previously but after all the work I would like to get her in. Any ideas greatfully received.

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2 years 3 months ago #802 by Maybee
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Sorry to hear your efforts seem to be in vein,and I hate to pour cold water on them but I can confirm a mover cannot be fitted to a H/S Destiny, both Mr Em & I have tried,. I wonder if the Bigfoot kind of mover that attaches to the jockey wheel would work for you.
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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #803 by welshrover
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Well me and BABS tried no way but I did phone around and I mean around but hey presto I found one. It was in south wales to get it done they wanted me to tow it down there and they would do some work on the chassis and they could do it in a day. Hmmm not to bad I thought could find a site down there and just take it in one day, i said tell me more about it he went on and on and I manage to get the question in HOW MUCH £2,350 WHAT with that I hastily gave him a bit of my welsh religion so that was the end of motor movers saga
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2 years 3 months ago #804 by welshrover
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Well if its just a problem to get it in the garage have you thought of a small electric winch,straight pull and the cost be much cheaper than anything else,company's like machine mart do them reasonable,try it out and if you not impress with it take it back
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2 years 3 months ago #805 by davemarshall
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I had a mover fitted to my High Side Destiny but I think they modified the brackets. I paid £100 for the powrwheel secondhand and £125 for fitting. I think most firms only want an easy job. But I think Mr Emm's idea of a winch is great idea and cheaper.
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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #806 by Billbo
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Thank you all for the replies, no power in the garage so an electric winch is out, if I use a hand winch I would have too raise the legs high and crawl out of and into the garage. I have decided a ramp should solve the problem and looking into it I can't believe the prices being asked , wheelchair ramps are not very wide and the weight limit is limited. I believe I could use an inch plywood 2 by 4 ft strengthened by framing underneath. Pity I can't get it locally just checked Jewson they sell an 8 by 4 inch thick for 46 inc vat which they would cut in half for me, so giving that some serious thought now I've seen a steel heavy duty ramp on eBay 1.8m in length by 230mm wide and claimed to take 1800 lbs I am worried that 230 mm width is a bit narrow for me and I'm not 100% convinced about the weight stated as the picture is the same as others with only 400 + limit. I think I probably opt for plywood option.
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