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Mid-Arm Quilt Frame Set Up In Toy Hauler?????


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I know some of you might think this is a dumb question but I major in dumb.

 

I know that many ladies and perhaps a few men quilt in an RV or travel trailer.  I have a friend that her and her husband have a 42' toy hauler and she sets her sewing machine up in the back room part.  Works out great for her.

 

My question is has anyone ever seen anyone that had set up their mid-arm quilting machine frame up in a toy hauler?  My Block Rockit 15" machine sits on an 8 1/2' Grace SR2 frame and would fit in a large toy hauler along with my sewing machine.  It would be on rollers so that it could be moved back and forth as needed.  If I ever went full time RV'ing I would want to take my quilt frame with me if possible.

 

In all my research I haven't found where anyone has done this.

 

Anybody know of one.

 

David

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A few years ago, on one of the forums, a lady did take her longarm with her. I think it was in a separate trailer. If yours fits where you want to put it, I don't see why you couldn't, so long as it was well secured, both the frame and the machine on the frame, while traveling from place to place and well leveled when you use it.

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David

Someone a couple of years ago was thinking about this (maybe GrammieTammi).  We have talked about it also but I think we will stop quilting as we decide to travel more. From our experiences with rear kitchen rvs (never again) things really move around back there, you will have to take your head off while travelling.  Many of the snowbird parks have days where the quilters get together to sew so maybe there is an opportunity to earn some income.

 

Nigel 

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Thanks for the replies.  I have really bad feet and have had to give up hikes and most anything where I have to stay on my feet so if I'm not riding my bicycle then I can sit around and quilt if the weather turns ugly.  Hate staying cooped up with nothing to do although I do enjoy my reading.

 

David

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It's do-able.   Toy Hauler's have different sizes of "garages" so you would have to check them out.  We have a 40FT Toy Hauler (for 2 motorcycles) and the garage is 10FT X 14FT.  I think most of them are 10FT wide because that's what will fit in the traffic lane.  You could even use motorcycle tie-downs to keep your machine secure while traveling down or up the road. 

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I think that, without slides, 8.5' is the maximum width allowed on the highways. We looked pretty closely at a Toy hauler but ended up with a Class A. I think that in some of the larger toy haulers it would work well. you would probably want to make certain you had adequate outlets and tie-downs in the required places as I would tie the frame in place while in motion. I do think it might be wise to remove the head when actually traveling. Many of the toy haulers have the ability to turn the back garage area into a screened in patio which would make for a pretty nice area in which to quilt.

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