how do i do this?

rbiggMarch 20, 2011

Got a challenge facing me. I THINK I know what to do, but sure would appreciate other comments:

I'm going to haul a king size mattress 450mi. To do this, I have a 6' trailer. May have to haul some other stuff, too. Basically, the mattress will be standing on edge. (Note: this is a wifely edict. I WILL haul that mattress. It's one we all love, yada yada yada....)

My theory of how to do this is:

a. Wrap it several times in plastic (ground cover)

b. Sandwich it between two sheets of 1/2" plywood. (the sandwich will be on the outside of the mattress).

c. Tie it tightly as a package.

d. put cushions under it

Hopefully, this will be a waterproof way of standing it between other stuff.

Any other great thoughts on what might be a good thing here?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'd rather use an enclosed trailer.
If positioned wrong, even something as thick as a mattress can catch some air and act as an airfoil that will make the trailer uncontrollable at highway speeds, or less.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 8:58PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Garage Door Exterior Lighting Help Please
Hello members, On the exterior, do you prefer lighting...
Garage door won't open - even manually
Our garage door won�t open - the motor works,...
Unfinished Detached Carport from 1924
Hi, My house and an accompanying detached garage were...
Need error codes for Craftsman 41A4315-7D.
Need error codes for Craftsman 41A4315-7D Garage Door...
Good material to patch potholes in old garage floor?
I have some pot holes in my 1963 garage floor. The...
Sponsored Products
8' Standard Expanded Garden Bench with Back
48" x 36" Rectangular Frameless Corner Shower Enclosure With Curved Front
Signature Hardware
Honor Hurricane
Crystal Cylinder 16" High Chrome Wall Sconce
Lamps Plus
Seguro Pendant by LBL Lighting
$200.00 | Lumens
Summer Day Jewelry Holder
$45.99 | Dot & Bo
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™