Traveling with a Glowforge

We got one 100 watt solar panel, and 2 6v deep cycle batteries. We do have a little generator but I don’t know much about that. We will also have a propane tank for the stove…and possibly the fridge, if we can find one that won’t break the bank.
I’m going to guess that most of the places we’d be using the glowforge, will probably be where/when we are connected to outside power.

Thank you for all of the info. I will be referencing back to this thread at a later date.

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Seeing you’re building from the frame up and you’re going to create a spot for the GF, why not build some dampening devices into the table or shelf it will sit on. While you’re at it make sure you have a method to secure it while traveling. Could be as simple as nylon straps and snap clips.


Plus use the shipping doodads that come with it (the orange rubber thingies and the set screws) which are designed to hold things from bouncing around. Plus you can remove the head in 2 secs and put in a padded box as well. I’d put a padded thing underneath (foam) to absorb shocks like in the box.


Recently I’d had to pack up our PRU to take it into work for a talk. I used the original box and the supplied hardware to keep the gantry in place. Then muscled it downstairs. Then out to the car. Then drive it 45 mins on I-95. Then across the parking lot (the parking structure has those ‘nipples’ embedded into the concrete to provide traction for cars when it snows.) then into a building to take out the box. Then have a room full of people man-handle it. Then load it back into a box. Then back to a car. Then transferred to my car. Then drove back on 95. Then muscled back into the house. Once I got everything hooked up I did a test cut and everything worked as advertised.

So if you use the box that it came in (or better) and the supplied hardware it was shipped in. You should be fine.


Thanks guys! Sounds like it is feasible!! :nerd: :squee:
With the help of the packaging it comes in.

Found this old topic on the same topic.


Even just towing on paved roads, I think you probably want to see the state of affairs of the inside of the camper after you’ve got a fair ways at a decent speed before you make your decision.

Not sure where you are, but around here even paved roads can be a hazard to your tires and suspension, and that’s leaving aside things like speed bumps and raised crosswalks.

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