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o/t moving furniture upstairs into new home... Morro Bay

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T-Roy, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. My wife and I are moving to Morro Bay, CA in a couple weeks. Minor speed-bump I see is moving our heavy furniture upstairs. Having never lived in a 2 story house before, moving was a piece o cake. Anybody got any tips on moving refrigerators, china hutches etc. up a flight of stairs? Thanks guys.

  2. thekid54
    Joined: Aug 11, 2004
    Posts: 209


    Appliance dollies come in handy when encountering stairs.
  3. Bingo! They have those little climber belt thing-a-ma-jigs on them. :D
  4. A few extra guys helps.

    I helped a friend move out of his 3rd story apartment. I was amazed to see they were lowering all the heavy stuff.. fridge, big TV, dressers.. out over the balcony with mountain climbing ropes.

    It was way faster than the stairs.:eek:

  5. MercMan1951
    Joined: Feb 24, 2003
    Posts: 2,654


    Balconies come in handy...

    Are the stairs in question carpeted? If so, drag-n-push! If not- appliance dolly rented from your local rental store- the one with the tank tred tracks on the backside is the key...

    I have moved at least 10 people over the past few I think I am qualified to answer, LOL... FOR ME: it's funny how NO ONE that you helped move is around when YOU need to move... :)
  6. Bill.S
    Joined: May 5, 2004
    Posts: 449

    from NW OH

    A few friends and free beer and food is the best tip on moving.
    Works every time:)
  7. Guys, thanks for the responses. I'll rent a U-haul and get an appliance dolly for sure. Haven't really entertained the thought of going over the balcony, mainly because I hadn't a clue about a safe way to go about it. I did see online where a guy built a track, using a handtruck with casters and involved a winch and 12v battery. Seems pretty extravagant, but I guess it worked out alright.

    I just figured somebody that has actually moved appliances upstairs might have some extra tips. Thanks again guys.

  8. chopper103in
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 94


    profesional movers
  9. Bear Metal Kustoms
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,856

    Bear Metal Kustoms
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    Where are you moving to in Morro?I am in Los Osos and elcornus is in Morro. I can help ya out if needed. A bit of a food bribe and you should be good.. You can get the dollie at Oasis tool rental in Morro Bay (next to Miner's Ace). EVILT
  10. That is a great idea, but not in my budget. Had thought about it though...
  11. Soviet
    Joined: Sep 4, 2005
    Posts: 729


    Profesional movers can add well over a grand to the bill. If you have a youth employment center around, you can get some bigger guys for fairly cheap to help ya out. Or if youve got some firends that wouldnt mind helping ya out for a case of beer, that always a win win. If you're not comfortable with dragging heavy shit upstairs, don't do it - someone is going to get injured.
  12. racer756
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,324


    Welcome to Morro Bay, between Los Osos and MB you'll really enjoy your(new) life.
    Remember..the birds shit on everything.
  13. Bear Metal Kustoms
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,856

    Bear Metal Kustoms
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    The birds aren't that bad... It's the tourists you have to worry about. It is fun to cruise down the embarcadero and annoy the touristy shoppers with your loud car. M.B. cops don't cut much slack...Where you gonna be workin? EVILT
  14. We will be moving on Sat, Feb 3. If anyone would like to help out on Saturday, lunch will be provided.

    I really appreciate the quick replies and all the help. :D

  15. Bear Metal Kustoms
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,856

    Bear Metal Kustoms
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    You could hire Meat Head Movers (college students) just to unload your heavy stuff and take it upstairs. They will do what they call onsite moving. They will put your stuff where you tell em. EVILT
  16. I'll be working for JB Dewar Petroleum in San Luis as the oil dispatch supervisor. I've worked in petroleum delivery for the past 11 years. Just not with the awesome view and clean air.

  17. Movinman
    Joined: Feb 20, 2005
    Posts: 986


    (Read the name)

    Professional movers are always your best solution here. Besides the knowledge, they are also heavily insured. If something is damaged, the repair is covered. Most large name brand moving companies teach their employees through extensive training classes. This is part of what I do for a living. If you don't have the scratch to afford the moving company, I still may be able to help you. Send me a pm, and we will talk.
  18. We may go the Meat Head Movers route, just to help unload. This is great, thanks a lot guys!

  19. slo60
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 198


    im down to help too-- if you want an extra hand or two-- i may be able to round up one or two extras.... im at poly, in slo....

    pm me and let me know what ends up happening

  20. We used "Starvin Students" when we moved last September... $500.00 all in, including insurance, ULTRA professional attitude, crappy truck, but we were very impressed.

    2 guys, 1 truck, out of the old place & into the new one in 4 1/2 hours.

    So, your going to work for Jack Dewar eh? Make sure you get to see his cars and little museum in town.

    The Cam Twisters Car Club meet Thursday mornings for breakfast at IHOP down on Madonna still I believe.
  21. low springs
    Joined: Jul 10, 2003
    Posts: 2,500

    low springs
    from Long Beach

    that's how i got my sofa up to the 2nd floor. it was a bitch, it took 3 of us.

    moving dolly is the way to go.
  22. lewislynn
    Joined: Apr 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,565


    Anybody got any tips on moving refrigerators, china hutches etc. up a flight of stairs?

    You can hire professional movers by the's well worth it
    Joined: Oct 29, 2005
    Posts: 426

    from cleveland

    damn i used to go there damn near every other weekend..I miss it! pismo too!

    wrap a blanket around stuff and have someone below ya and dont try to pull it up by yourself! no matter how macho you is!

    PIZZA and BEER usually gets help....keep it hidden until everything is where you want break out the beer too early and your doin it yourself while the drunk fuckers laugh at you!

    good luck and congrats! plus your closer to Paso now...cant ask for a nicer area to live!!!
  24. Bear Metal Kustoms
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,856

    Bear Metal Kustoms
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    Here are the local digs... Pismo Beach at the OSH parking lot on Sat morning 7 am, Morro Bay at the doughnut shop on Sat morning 7am, Ihop Sat morning(for cam twisters club guys mainly all older gents), Los Osos at the coffee shop by the bay at 3pm. Car shows: Pismo beach classic, cayucous, morro bay, los osos Oktoberfest, Paso, and atascadero lake show. There are a few others too.. Once here, you can hit me up for more info. Dewer's collection is great. I have only seen pics but would love to see it in person. Sounds like you will have an in. Let him know you are a car guy... EVILT
  25. Ahhh...Saturday's now eh?

    And I'm NOT an older gent...hell, it'd be hard to call me a gent!!

    I'm an honary member, I was the 'overseas member' till I moved to California! :cool:
  26. You guys are great, man. While Ken gave me a tour of the facility in San Luis, I asked him who the car guy was, noticing the "Model A Drive" sign. That was my in to see that part or (museum - as they call it) of Jack's collection. Unbelievable man! Haven't met Jack yet, but kinda thought he may be a HAMBer. His black '41 Ford Coupe did it for well as the couple o flatties sittin' all purdy like on display, and the multi carbs on the banger motors in his model T's & A's. Wow. :cool:

  27. Exactly the reason why I started the topic with "o/t". And besides moving to an area I'm not too familiar with I've already got some car guys to hang with after I get settled in.

    Oh FNG, welcome to the HAMB. :rolleyes:

  28. srosa707
    Joined: Jun 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,572

    from Sacramento

    Cruzn- Welcome to the Central Coast. If i was home id help ya move. IM movin as soon as i get back to the states and im gonna need to get ahold of some of my boys to help me move my coupe, sedan, and Hemi! HA!
  29. Bear Metal Kustoms
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,856

    Bear Metal Kustoms
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    You sir are a jackass.. It has everything to do with cars. New buddies to wrench with and hang out with. The moving info is what is called an ice breaker(a way for people to find out A little about you). Don't bother asking for info about our area though. I don't want to wrench with you or hang out with you. EVILT
  30. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,545

    from California

    Morro Bay I love to visit every year, you are a lucky dude.

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