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Posted by Byron Bell on November 24, 2004 20:25:36 UTC

If you are still looking for pointers, I can give you some. We moved a similar dome using a generic "drop back" trailer as used to haul cars/trucks. We took the top off and slid it onto the bed fairly easily and moved that first. Upon arrival at the sight we slid it off onto some 4x4s in the driveway. We went back and got the base, winching it up onto the bed. It was delivered to a concrete slab and a layer of 2x6s set on top. We then winched the top onto the bed, raised to the level of the 2x6s, and slid it off onto the base with the 2x6s in between. We did this because I wanted to rebuild the rollers that the top sits on, which was going to take a while
Now the fun part - I discovered the hard way that you can't balance a hemisphere on two points ! When I tried to withdraw the 2x6s I got a surprise for sure when the top swiveled off and tried to roll down the hill. Don't do this. Better plan is to get three comealongs and secure the top from three points (autos work well) 120 degrees apart before you try to pull out the planks.

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