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Old 04-19-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
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Golf Cart to move Airstream.

Has anyone had any experience using a golf cart to move a Airstream in their backyard? I have a tight space I have to park Airstream Overlander (4000lbs) into. Unhitching from tow vehicle and hooking it up to a smaller vehicle like a golf cart or atv would allow me to turn it around easier.

I have a hard packed gravel/concrete driveway with slight incline. With a trailer jack at tongue with wheels and torque of electric motor thinking it might be possible. Likely only moving it 20-40 ft. Also thinking of trailer dolly but a golf cart would have more uses.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:12 PM   #2
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I have seen John Deere Gators with 1000 lbs payload.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:21 PM   #3
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Not sure a golf cart suspension can support the tongue weight.
I'd think a garden tractor with no suspension would be better. Mount a hitch ball on the front.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:24 PM   #4
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You could put a wheel on the jack to support some of the weight
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:23 PM   #5
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Did that today!!!

Just so happens that we did that today. We needed to shuffle locations of the Liner and the new frame. Our situation is a little different though. The Airstream Liner originally is about 1,800 pounds from the factory. The interior is currently stripped. Ready for the shell off portion of the renovation. My guess it sits at around 1,000 pounds today. We didnít want to put a heavy vehicle on the soft Florida sand where itís not packed down. MrRivet had to rock the movement to begin with but it finally made it. I would not recommend this with a heavier trailer but the flames on the TV seemed to help.
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MrRivet moved the Liner back about 65í in soft sand and thick grass.

I then used the golf cart to easily tow the new frame around front yard, on our gravel road and into the side yard like no load was there.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:26 PM   #7
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How about a "Motorized Trailer Dolly"?

Here is an example of one of many motorized trailer dollies available for purchase OR it would not be that difficult to build one yourself.

These really do work great around the home or shop for moving trailers easily.

http://www.saferwholesale.com/5000lb...rs&Click=24688
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:20 AM   #8
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Get a “Ultra-Tow Trail Dolly” from Northern Tool or equivalent and modify it to hitch to a golf cart, 4-wheeler, or lawn tractor.
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Has anyone had any experience using a golf cart to move a Airstream in their backyard? I have a tight space I have to park Airstream Overlander (4000lbs) into. Unhitching from tow vehicle and hooking it up to a smaller vehicle like a golf cart or atv would allow me to turn it around easier.

I have a hard packed gravel/concrete driveway with slight incline. With a trailer jack at tongue with wheels and torque of electric motor thinking it might be possible. Likely only moving it 20-40 ft. Also thinking of trailer dolly but a golf cart would have more uses.
Good question. I do know golf cart and/or ATV would not work for our AS. We use our mid-size Kubota tractor.
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I would be concerned about stopping that 4,000 lbs of aluminum- and you say there is a incline. Safety first! If it starts to roll in the wrong direction, how are you gonna stop it?
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I got one these:

https://parkit360.ca/

it works great......
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Golf cart no good, lawn tractor not enough power to move. As several suggestions use some kind of motorized mover. I use skid steer, better than any thing else, including 3 point hitch on tractor that I also have.
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lawn tractor not enough power to move.
There's lawn tractors, and then there's LAWN TRACTORS!
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Farmall

my hubby uses a 1950's Farmall to move our FC around on our property - it can get the trailer into spaces that are fairly tight and you've always got a good view of the progress - LOL
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