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Pro panel cart or how do you carry them ?

Hi, finally got some used propanels down here in FL, "Happy girl", how do you transport your panels to your booth, do you buy the propanel cart or what, needing ideas that might save $$ but easy to use. Thanks, Jackie

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Comment by Jacquelyn Zajac on October 7, 2015 at 10:29am

Thanks again everyone for the advice, FYI I ended up getting a cart identical to the propanel cart (same mfg.), however it was $200 plus free 2 day shippping on Amazon Prime, but it did come with the 4" wheels instead of the 6", I couldn't justify another $100 plus shipping for the 6" wheels, so we have loaded it with 11 7' panels, holds 12, and we will use it this weekend, figure we can always upgrade to the 6" wheels if we need to. Fits in the cargo trailer perfectly. We only do about 12 shows a year and most of them are on the pavement or have sidewalks to naviagate to our booth. The mfg. is Snap-loc fyi just in case you want to check it out.  Have a great year everyone ! 

Comment by Brian Billings on September 29, 2015 at 7:02pm

First time I've seen this but would never pay that kind of money for that. Just looks like a furniture dolly with 2 handles. Looks like you could easily make this using a furniture dolly with larger wheels and conduit. Just might have to do this sometime!

Comment by Ernie Komarek on September 29, 2015 at 1:16am

Good idea on revising the wheels, Robert. My only complaint is the strong odor from the pneumatic tires. I have respiratory issues, so I have to wrap the cart in a tarp while driving. I'm looking for the right trailer to solve that and other space problems, too.

Comment by Melanie Rolfes on September 28, 2015 at 5:59pm
The propanel cart is amazing! We got it about 6 months ago. The cheaper version has smaller wheels so we went with the propane like cart. It packs up so small. We can keep extra 2d art in it at shows to use as a flip bin for large canvases. We have a rockin roller and the stand up dolly people mentioned above. We don't bother with them anymore.
Comment by Robert Wallis on September 28, 2015 at 5:52pm

Ernie, that's virtually identical to the one I have from Sears. I've seen where some folks have those little wheels removed and a bracket welded on that lets them install the larger pneumatic tires which makes it even easier to roll across rough terrain. If I were doing it again, that's the route I would take.

Comment by Ernie Komarek on September 28, 2015 at 5:21pm

Milwaukee Convertable Hand Cart

$84.97 at Home Depot. I hauled 9 panels (10x10) about 200 yards with very little effort. Large wheel diameter is great for rough terrain or thick grass.

Comment by Jacquelyn Zajac on September 28, 2015 at 5:08pm

Thanks Connie, I totally agree, plus we're not getting any younger,,,,darn, so anything that makes it easier to set up is a "good thing". 

Comment by Connie Mettler on September 28, 2015 at 4:21pm

We never had pro-panels but used Armstrong panels. We purchased their wheels which locked the panels together and made them easy to transport. Honestly, Jacky, depending on how many shows you are doing, set up can be so time consuming, if you can cut any of those corners by having a dedicated cart to make it easier it is well worth. If efficiency isn't of concern then skip it. 

Comment by Jacquelyn Zajac on September 28, 2015 at 3:05pm

Thank you again, great feedback, I checked out all of the sites you suggested, however i think my choice will be between the snap-loc or the Propanel cart, as we are using whichever we end up with for storing the panels in our trailer, we want to just push it in and leave it until the next show. Have a great season eveyone !

Comment by Jacquelyn Zajac on September 28, 2015 at 2:22pm

Thanks to you all for the suggestions, I googled up the dolly that's you can buy from propanel and they have an identical one for sale in many places $100 cheaper, the only difference is the wheel size, they are 4" instead of 6",  and free shipping, now sure if the extra $100+ is worth it, will check with hubby tonight and go from there. If anyone else is interested look on Amazon, but I saw them in many places, $195, $209, etc. 

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