{Collins} Re: Transporting 30S-1



My 2 cents' worth -- I agree with all of this, except that I'd maybe remove tubes, etc. that could "walk" out of their sockets.

And having stuff restrained on the floor is excellent -- there's no place for it to fall, so that eliminates one potential problem.

I'd avoid using most trailers. With their crude suspensions, they vibrate a lot more than a van or SUV. Some of them eat taillight bulbs because of this -- not a good environment for vintage gear!

73
Bob

entropycat@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Greetings to Jerry and the list:

Hi Jerry!

When I brought mine home, I transported it in my wife's KIA Sedona minivan. I removed the four rear seats before leaving to pick up the 30S-1. When I got to the home of the seller, I loaded it in the center of the cleared area, setting it directly on the carpeted floor. I then threw a furniture blanket over it and secured it to the seat mounting points with two ratcheting nylon cargo straps (available from Harbor Freight) cris-crossed over the top of the amp and furniture blanket. My chief concern was having it tip over or slide into the side of the van. Snugging it down good and tight with the cargo straps to the floor prevented any movement at all. It rode home just fine.

Total distance was about 100 miles.... if you are contemplating a long trip or travel over unimproved roads you may wish to think about more shock proofing. I would think twice about removing components or otherwise disassembling the 30S-1. You may end up doing more damage taking it apart and putting it together again than just transporting it in one piece.

Regards,
Jim T.
KB6GM
entropycat@xxxxxxxxxxx

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Stern" <jsternmd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 9:43 PM
Subject: {Collins} Transporting 30S-1


What's the best way to transport a 30S-1 in the back of an SUV?  Do I
have to remove the tube/transformer, etc.  Am I being too naive to think
I can just create a lot of soft padding for it to rest on?

73 Jerry
K1JOS

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