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Old 08-27-2015, 05:04 PM   #15
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I have used both a front hitch and something called a "power caster" to move my TT in tight spaces. The front hitch is a good solution out in the wilds IF you have someone you trust to direct you. The power caster worked wonderfully at home ... though only on concrete or asphalt... not on sand or a rock driveway... and certainly only on flat surfaces... not inclines... BUT... it is a PRICEY solution... however as someone else mentioned... if you PRACTICE enough, you can back your TT into most any tight spot using some tricks... like laying out some colored line on the driver's where you want the TT tires to go and then back the TT tires right along the edge of the line... works every time... BUT... you have to have confidence in your skills... just go very slowly and have a spotter just in case...don't be afraid to pull out and start again... go to some vacant parking lot some Saturday with your TT and practice, practice, practice until you can do it...

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Old 08-27-2015, 09:30 PM   #16
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front hitch

I had one on my last ford van and it worked great, i had to have it custom made. But now they make a factory hitch for my qwigley ford E-350 4x4 diesel van. much easier going frontward.

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Old 08-27-2015, 09:35 PM   #17
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I don't mind backing into camping spaces and my driveway - although with two vacations per year that's all the practice I get - but the idea of backing it into a garage with a foot clearance on each side is a bit intimidating.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:18 PM   #18
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HiHoAgRV, I've not come across an offset front hitch - they all seem to have just a center receiver. Do you know of a hitch manufacturer that makes/sells an offset?...Any ideas?

Sorry, they only ones I've seen were special built. One was on front of a small RV and used to launch boats, the other was on a tractor/front loader used to move campers at a pals lake lot.

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