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So my current mattress is ten years old, and the platform bed on which I sleep is older yet. I have an upgrade in process, but the transportation requirements are a *little* bit more than I can easily handle. Can anyone help me with the loan of either of the following?
* A vehicle that can comfortably fit something that's 83 inches long (39"x4" are the other dimensions, but it's not the only thing I'd be carrying, just the most awkward). The back area of my station wagon goes to 60"; I could probably stick it in and leave the hatch open with sufficient cleverness with ropes, but "the right tool for the job" (i.e. a bigger vehicle) would probably be better.
* A roof rack (the folks I'm buying the bed from advertise that they can tie things solidly to the top of the car, and I'm happy to go with that, but my car's old enough that I'd rather have a *little* more structure :-}).

Assistance with the transportation itself would also be welcome, but I'm less worried about that (because I can probably draft [livejournal.com profile] psongster).

Bribes of backrubs, ice cream, or helping you with your own transportation difficulties can all be arranged :-}.

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Date: 2009-07-13 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolf-grace.livejournal.com
I don't know how long exactly my truck bed is, but with the aid of a few ratchet straps that I own, was able to bring my mattress from the Jordan's by Ikea back to Somerville just fine. I'd be more than happy to help if you'd like; helping people move stuff was the main reason for getting a truck in the first place :)

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Date: 2009-07-14 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolf-grace.livejournal.com
Well, Thursdays and Fridays you'd have me until I need to be in Medford at 4, so either of those days work?

And yeah, mumble grumble about the loss of both my board games and my RPG night because of the job. I'll be posting at some point why it was worth it, but it still hurts to have done so. But for board games, I'm intending on getting a few games myself and inviting people over on random weekends to soothe my social starvation :)

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Date: 2009-07-13 05:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beah.livejournal.com
I have no equipment I can offer you, but I will say that Home Depot rents vans and trucks for something like $19/hr with no reservation needed, and you don't have to rent them to transport goods you're getting from them. I have used them on several occasions.

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Date: 2009-07-13 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catya.livejournal.com
You could try trading cars with Shayde?

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Date: 2009-07-13 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rintrahroars.livejournal.com
I have a van!! It is huge! And it has a roof rack?

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Date: 2009-07-14 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rintrahroars.livejournal.com
Seats easily fold up and disappear underneath. Let me know if your plans fall through.


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