Subject: Hey, Steve. Got the sled....
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:18:03 -0400
I'm just back to New York from Virginia, where I received your spa sled. I've gotta tell you the story...
My next door neighbor is an 80 years old widower---retired Admiral. He is very active and has several boats, etc...and KNOWS IT ALL, of course. He picked up the sled at the post office for me in our rural area of Virginia where our summer house is......it arrived before my husband and I got down there!.
By then, he had decided it would not work, and had called other retired military types in the neighborhood to move the spa (they all want to use the spa, so, are decided they should be involved in moving it!!!) They think cuz we're from New York City area that we're dumb--my husband is a lawyer--leave it at that!
Anyhow, I INSISTED we use the sled and nixed their other elaborate plans; they had cooked up ridiculous and complicated ideas....but, I was determined to use the sled. Remember too, that my spa is 700 pounds dry!
I made them help me pick it up and put it on its side----they swore it would tip over...it didn't. Then, it was perfectly on the sled. Nobody even wanted to try to push it, still clinging to their notion that it wouldn't work. I had to 'arrange' two men on the front and actually PUT THE HANDLES in their hands! I was on the back to push with another. It moved INSTANTLY over the grass! They couldn't believe it!
Well, that required a whole new discussion about how it wouldn't go over the 2 inch concrete walkway. I insisted it would. They hemmed and hawed......talked and worried....I swear, it's a wonder we ever won a war!
I said it is supposed to go over that with no problem.....hence, they called me Sarah Pallin, but gave it a pull and it slid right over the concrete lip with no effort. The hardest part was letting the spa back down, but we did, and everyone is in one piece--including the spa!
In the end, they admitted that I was right and that it was a great invention!
So, thanks so much for the great spa mover. YOU MUST get in contact with UHAUL and tell them about it and most important that it will move other things as well as spas. It is a great invention....even the Admiral admitted it! He wanted to keep it at his house for others to use if they had something heavy!
Thanks again for getting it to me on time. I had only the one day to move the spa before I had to drive 8 hours back home, so, I'm sure glad it worked.