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Old 10-19-2014, 04:39 PM
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I take my machine with me quite often...I also don't leave home without a power surge strip. It gives me surge protection and is an extension cord. I also like to bring a small desk lamp...this is a clip on one.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:20 AM
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Don't forget your sewing machine manual/instruction book. BTW I always take a machine if driving, other times at Lake Tahoe, I made arrangements at a quilt shop to use one of their floor machines for a few days. I bought a lot of fabric from their store so they were happy. They let me use their classroom with lots of tables and space to work.
In the afternoons, I walked around the lake area, it was beautiful! I load my sewing machine and "stuff" in the car everytime we are going on a road trip. I have never had a problem with carrying my machines.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:46 AM
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I never thought to pack a surge protector. Great tip! Thanks for that one!

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Old 10-21-2014, 05:03 AM
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Don't forget your sewing machine manual/instruction book.
I haven't seen that thing in years!

What do people use those for once they know how to operate the machine?
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:29 PM
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Yes, take your machine, definitely.

I agree with some of the comments about putting your machine in your trunk to keep it safe. However, if your machine is computerized and you are traveling to somewhere warm, heat is a computer's enemy! You might want to rethink leaving it locked in a hot car. Just my two cents...for what they're worth!

Have a good trip...even if it is business!
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:36 PM
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I used to take my machine with me to my sister's, 500 miles away, after about the 3rd trip, I ended up paying a very expensive repair bill because my machine doesn't do well with bouncing in the car. I learned, leave my pricey machine at home. So, unless your machine can take the travel, leave it at home.
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ILoveToQuilt View Post
Yes, take your machine, definitely.

I agree with some of the comments about putting your machine in your trunk to keep it safe. However, if your machine is computerized and you are traveling to somewhere warm, heat is a computer's enemy! You might want to rethink leaving it locked in a hot car. Just my two cents...for what they're worth!

Have a good trip...even if it is business!

Interestingly, a computerized machine shouldn't be left somewhere cold either...

My dealership won't let you take a class on a machine that comes in feeling cold like it was left in a car trunk overnight in the winter. You get a loaner instead.

The machine warms itself up as it works, which causes condensation to form on the electronics!


Room temperature machines only!

(Personally, I prefer to keep my machine in the hotel. I don't trust the car won't be broken into.)
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