The Mogey is over 8' long. That's a lot of tube to be hauling around, and in brass, it won't be light. Some of my heart-stopping moments have involved de-mounting long refractors with numb hands, after a cold night of observing. This one would be best served by being in an observatory (and not a small one). At that length, you also need either a tall mount and a handy step ladder, or really good knee pads.
Amen to that, Chip!
I don't get anywhere near the amount of observing time I would like to have with my 6" Spacek, for exactly that reason. With a 7 1/2 foot long OTA, and a Pier/GEM combined height of close to 7 feet, it takes three people and at least one stepladder to set up/breakdown. Unless I have a protracted period of clear skies (increasingly rare on the East Coast), not worth the effort. This is a shame, since the views really are superb.
Also, the issue of security intrudes. While my neighborhood is pretty much crime free, leaving the Spacek unattended at its observing location in my front yard, adjacent to a major "kids cut-through" with a lot of foot/bike traffic, begs an accident (curiosity, rather than malice, based).
This is the telescope that really drives the need for an observatory, which I hope to give it on Virginia's Northern Neck.