When it’s time to move, there are many things to consider. One of the smaller but more troublesome items might be your trampoline. If you have a large or heavy trampoline, it can be a challenge to get it out the door. Here are some tips for moving a trampoline without damaging it or yourself.
If you have a small trampoline, you might be able to fit it in the back of your car. However, if you have a large or heavy one, that’s not going to work. You will need to hire a moving truck or use a friend with a truck to help you move it.
If you have a large or heavy trampoline, you will need to take it apart before moving it. This can be a difficult task, but it’s necessary to avoid damage. Start by removing the frame from the jumping surface. You might need a screwdriver or wrench to do this. Once the frame is removed, you can take the springs and pad off. Be very careful when doing this, as the springs can be dangerous.
In most situations, you’ll need to disassemble a trampoline before transporting it. It’s a little more work, but it’s the best and safest method to move a trampoline from one house to another, especially if you’re going long distances. Below are a few steps you can consider while moving a trampoline.
You might need to include a screwdriver, wrench, and Allen key. To have an electric drill on hand can speed up the procedure, but it’s not always required. If you got your trampoline brand new, the spring puller was most likely included in the box. You may easily find one online or at your local home improvement store if you don’t have one.
Get Some Help
Moving a full-sized trampoline is not an easy job. So unless you have a few friends who are fit and willing to help, you might want to consider hiring movers. The ideal approach to disperse the load of the trampoline and carry it is with 3 to 4 strong adults. Or just like with any other large piece of furniture, it’s best to have professionals on hand to avoid any damages.
Plan your Move
If you have a planned move, it’s best to take the trampoline apart several days before and store all of the pieces in a safe spot. That will avoid any rush on moving day and make for an easier assembly at your new home. Also, make sure your pathway to the moving truck is free from obstacles and that there’s plenty of space to maneuver. Also, keep tiny children and pets out of danger. When you’re holding onto a trampoline and attempting to move it, they might easily become a tripping hazard in the process.
If you’re lucky enough to have a trampoline with wheels, moving it will be a breeze. Just tilt it back and roll it to your desired location. If this isn’t an option, you can purchase special transport dollies that work similarly or use a moving blanket to help protect the surface.
Try some help with lubricants
If the metal frame of your trampoline is rusty, you can use a lubricant such as WD-40 to help ease it apart. Spray generously on all joints and leave it overnight. The following day, the pieces should come apart much more easily. The frame is most likely the heaviest and largest piece of your trampoline, so it’s best to take the time to lubricate it before attempting to move it.
Take it Apart
As we mentioned before, the best way to move a trampoline is to take it apart. Start by removing the frame from the jumping surface. You might need a screwdriver or wrench to do this. Once the frame is removed, you can take the springs and pad off. Be very careful when doing this, as the springs can be dangerous. If you have a large or heavy trampoline, you will need to take the frame apart before moving it. This can be a difficult task, but it’s necessary to avoid damage. Start by removing the frame from the jumping surface. You might need a screwdriver or wrench to do this. Once the frame is removed, you can take the springs and pad off. Be very careful when doing this, as the springs can be dangerous.
Try Rolling It
You don’t have to dismantle a small trampoline if you have a small trampoline. You might be able to get away with just rolling it to your desired location. Make sure the pathway is clear and has plenty of space to maneuver. You can use a moving blanket to help protect the surface.
Do not Strap it to a Truck
Some people might be tempted to strap their trampoline to the top of their truck and take it on the open road. Not only is this dangerous, but it’s also illegal in some states. Transporting a trampoline in this manner can lead to accidents and fines. You’ll very certainly bend the frame, and maybe also someone else’s car, in the process. While securing it to a car may actually be a good idea, it is not recommended for a large backyard trampoline.
If you are taking your trampoline apart, it’s important to take a photo of how it was assembled. This will make it much easier to reassemble at your new home. You can also label the parts with masking tape and arrows as you remove them. This will help ensure that everything goes back together correctly.
Once your trampoline is successfully moved to your new home, it’s important to store it safely. Ensure you have a designated spot for it in your yard and that the area is fenced in. This will keep children and pets safe and also avoid any damage to the trampoline.
Conclusion We hope you’ve found these moving tips helpful! The best way to move a trampoline is by taking it apart, but that can be difficult for some. Make sure the pathway and space around your truck are clear before attempting to transport your trampoline. If all else fails and you don’t feel confident in disassembling or reassembling your trampoline, give a professional mover a call.
Alex Sherr is the founder of My Long Distance Movers, a blog that provides moving information and resources for people who are relocating. He has more than two decades of experience in the moving and relocation industry, and he is passionate about helping people relocate smoothly and efficiently. When he's not writing or blogging, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.