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Old 07-12-2015, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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c-train moving over rough road help.

Hi all, A friend of mine bought (3) 20' c-trains. He had them delivered to some mountain property he recently purchased. The driver refused to take them the last 5 miles. He took the first one to within a mile and wouldnt go further, then turned around and took it back to the others.
We drove the road yesterday with a dually 1 ton chevy flatbed 2WD with street tires. It is rough and several tight corners, switch back style but nothing impassable.
Does anyone have experience with moving c-trains or know of a good moving company near Bakersfield Ca.
A trailer is an option but some of the road is narrow and three point turns would be needed.
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Old 07-12-2015, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pardon my ignorance, but what is a c-train?
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Looks like you might need to wait for some rain out there so it has more water to run in.
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Do you mean a sea can as in a shipping container? If so, call some towing companies and see if any will winch them up on a rollback and move them.
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had a freind that had three shipping containers full of spare parts(crap) that he had to move when his lease ran out. He jacked the front of the container up, slid two mobile home axles under it. Squared them up and welded them in place(no springs) welded a tongue on the front moved it to his new shop. Once there he cut the welds and returned to the next container to repeat the process.


Rollback is much easier
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had a freind that had three shipping containers full of spare parts(crap) that he had to move when his lease ran out. He jacked the front of the container up, slid two mobile home axles under it. Squared them up and welded them in place(no springs) welded a tongue on the front moved it to his new shop. Once there he cut the welds and returned to the next container to repeat the process.


Rollback is much easier
I can imagine a really really long line of cars backed up for miles with that mess broken down at the front
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that guy was one of those blessed idiots that could have dragged them cross country with no issues, I could have sat in the drives seat of the tow truck and all four tires would have blown out, crushing the axles
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May take a little time but weld a couple D rings on the from and hook a chain from them to your tow rig. cut a bunch of logs in decent diameter but not real heavy to handle. jack front of container up and shove a log under it. Start towing the container and start shoving logs under it as it goes. then take the logs that come out the back and put them back up front. I really don't think I needed to spell all that out, but I did anyway.

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I've drug them by short chaining to the cornor casting and pulling with a 33000# truck , I have also dru them with a dozer . You would be surprised how good you can move a long. As a side benefit it really leveled the road
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Do you mean a sea can as in a shipping container? If so, call some towing companies and see if any will winch them up on a rollback and move them.

Yup! A car hauler with a roll back flat bed can haul a empty 20' no problem. Have had it done a few times.
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Throw em on a trailer and handle it yourself. You taking them near Alta Sierra?
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I'd think that after 10 months OP probably got his containers off the side of the road

if not, hey, free containers!
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