Last Updated on February 6, 2023
People of all ages love having trampolines as they are great for both entertainment and fitness. They can keep kids and adults occupied for hours. With the possession of a trampoline, there come some duties too. You need to take care of your trampoline properly for its desired longevity.
From time to time, you have to clean it properly, maintain it during different seasons, etc. But the most challenging task is moving your trampoline from one place to another. It is a tiresome and painful task that requires great attention to detail. Either you can disassemble it and move the parts or you have the option to move it without disassembling it.
This is an in-depth guide on how to move a trampoline without taking it apart.
How to Move a Trampoline Without Taking It Apart?
The moving technique of the trampoline largely depends on the trampoline type and weight. If it is a kid’s trampoline or mini indoor trampoline you can easily move it without taking it apart. The main challenge or problem occurs in the case of large and heavy trampolines like the 18-foot ones.
Then you have to decide depending on the facts like how much distance you have to move the trampoline, how large your trampoline is, your strength, and the available helpful strong people around you.
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How to Move a Trampoline without Dismantling it?
When you are planning to move your trampoline without dismantling it, you need to consider the distance. Depending on the distance the moving method will change. The main techniques are:
# Moving to a short distance
- Manually lifting trampolines
- Using trampoline wheels
- Sliding the trampoline
- Rolling the trampoline
# Moving to a long distance
- Moving trampolines by truck
- Moving by trailers
How to Cover Short Distance
If you need to move the trampoline to a short distant place like from one end of your yard to another end, you can choose any suitable options from the below ways.
1. Manually Lifting the Trampoline
If you are strong enough and there is no enclosure net and poles attached to your trampoline, you can try to move the trampoline yourself depending on its weight.
You can go under the trampoline, place yourself in the middle and try to gently lift the trampoline using your back. But you have to do this with great care otherwise you may be injured.
Although you can’t apply this technique to heavier trampolines. In that case, you will need at least four strong men to help you move the trampoline.
You along with the four men have to hold the trampoline maintaining an equal distance from each other. This way you can carry the weight evenly. Then you will take the trampoline to the desired distance you want.
2. Using Trampoline Wheels to Move Trampolines
In case you are strong enough or don’t have enough people around you for help, you can think of using the trampoline wheels. Trampoline wheels are great options to move the trampoline without much hassle. You can get them from online stores.
Some manufacturers provide them with trampolines. If you don’t receive wheels with your trampoline, you have to buy them separately. Don’t worry, they are very affordable.
You can easily attach the wheels on the leg of the trampolines and drag them to your desired place. You can do this on your own or take another person to help you.
You can easily take the wheels off the trampoline. Never leave the wheels attached to your trampoline.
Also, you should never jump on the trampoline when it is attached to wheels. Any serious injuries may occur if you try to do that.
Different trampolines need different wheels. So choose carefully if you need to buy one.
3. Sliding the Trampoline
In case, you just need to move your trampoline very little distance in the backyard or lawn, you can try the sliding method. You have to apply WD40 or similar things under the legs of the trampolines.
This way it will be easier to slide the trampoline. You have to take off the enclosure net before sliding the trampoline.
It will be great if you can engage two persons in the process since trampolines are heavy and hard to slide alone. The WD40 may harm the lawn grass a little. So you need to slide the trampoline carefully. But don’t worry as the lawn grass will recover soon.
The sliding method is good for moving your trampoline to mow. Once you are done you can put it back. Again, you can take the professional lawn mowing service. In that case, don’t forget to inform them that they have to move a trampoline so that they can bring an extra person for help.
4. Rolling the Trampoline
For a small round or oval trampoline, the rolling method is very helpful to move it from one place to another. It will require minimum effort to do it perfectly. One person is enough for this method.
Ways to Cover Long Distance
Sometimes you may need to move from one city to another or simply need to shift to a new house. In that case, you will need to cover a long distance and the above-mentioned ways will not help. Different techniques are necessary for those conditions.
5. Moving Trampolines by Truck
You can arrange a truck to contain your whole trampoline. But you may want to take off the net and poles so that they are not damaged on the way, otherwise, you may need to repair the frame or net pole.
Depending on the situation you may need to remove one or two legs of the trampoline. And most importantly, you have to secure the trampoline with quality straps before starting the journey.
6. Moving Trampolines by Trailer
You can also think of a large trailer to move your trampoline for long distances. But the trailer must match the width of your trampoline. You will have to lift and place the trampoline on the trailer. Quality ratchet straps are to be used in enough numbers to perfectly secure the trampoline with the trailer.
The trailer must move at a moderate speed otherwise the trampoline may be damaged. The weather condition must be kept in mind while carrying the trampoline. Also before starting to carry the trampoline it is better to know the trampoline measurement. It will ease the whole process.
Why Would You Need to Move Your Trampoline
There are many reasons why you may need to shift your trampolines to a new place. The most common reasons are:
- You are moving to a new town or house
- Winter is coming and you need to store it
- Mowing under the trampoline is necessary
- You are decorating the backyard
- Buying or selling an old trampoline
Things to Do Before Using The Shifted Trampoline Again
Once you have successfully moved your trampoline to another house or town it is time to set the trampoline up again. But before doing that, you should inspect whether any part of the trampoline is damaged or not. You may need to clean the trampoline to some extent.
Besides, you should learn how to tie down your trampoline to avoid being blown away in strong winds. And if you live in a place where snow falls very often, take proper steps to winterize your trampoline.
Important Tips for Moving Trampolines
There are some very necessary things that you should keep in mind when you are moving your trampolines. Those are:
- Choose the appropriate moving technique for you
- Take pictures of the trampoline as a reference
- Lebel all the parts
- Strap it first if needed
- Take help from friends or family if needed
- Don’t get injured or hurt
- Arrange all the necessary moving tools
- Get help from a professional trampoline moving company if needed
What is the Best Way to Move the Trampoline?
For large trampolines, like adult trampolines or gymnastics trampolines, the best way to move them is to dismantle them. You have to take apart all the parts like the enclosure net, poles, jumping mat, springs, and frames, and put them in the box.
Then you can take them anywhere you like and you have to reassemble them. But reassembling is the part most people never like. Since assembling large trampolines is not so easy.
And if you have faced challenges while assembling it in the first place, you will hardly like to do it again. You will not either like to take a professional’s service. That will cost a good amount of money. In such a situation, you can follow these steps to move the trampoline without taking it apart.
Possibly you are now familiar with the ways how to move a trampoline without taking it apart. You can disassemble it first to move it or take the whole structure at a time.
Yet we always consider that dismantling the trampoline completely is the best way to move it to a long distant place. This way you can secure the trampoline and its parts.
Taking the trampoline to a long distant place without dismantling is risky and costly. But sometimes, we do need to take the toughest means.
Note: You can’t move an in-ground trampoline very easily. It needs a special team and effort.
Meet Gracie, a passionate trampoline enthusiast and dedicated trampoline instructor. As a sports student, Gracie’s knowledge of trampolining equipment is second to none. When she’s not hitting the books, you can find her bouncing high at her local trampoline club, sharing her love for the sport with children as their trusted coach.
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