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Old 12-06-2006, 05:02 PM   #15
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Here's one from Northern, on sale now for $49. It has a 600# capacity.

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Old 12-06-2006, 05:08 PM   #16
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I took a different approach. I knew my 4wheeler couldn't handle the 6-700 pounds of tounge weight. I made a caster wheel for my tounge jack. I let that support the weight of the tounge and lower the tounge jack until the ball rests on the ball of the 4 wheeler (I do place some weight on the 4 wheeler hitch, but only like #100). That way most of the weight is on the jack and I have the maneuverability of the 4 wheeler. This was a must with the alley way/rear access garages in North Dallas. This approach could easily be taken with a garden tractor. The only warning is to not use it on a slope that is the tractor/4wheeler won't be able to stop the trailer.

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Old 12-06-2006, 05:10 PM   #17
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Hand Dolly

Thanks. Wondering if you've used something like this and if so, how difficult a job was it to move a trailer. Mine's 22 feet and think it may be too much a hand dolly.
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Old 12-06-2006, 05:48 PM   #18
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Please be careful, and have someone ready to jump with wheel chocks, if you're going to use anything besides your trusty TV to move your trailer.....

no TV = no trailer brakes
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:13 PM   #19
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I use this garden tractor for all my trailers and have no problem. The snowblower on the front holds it down on quick starts
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I use this garden tractor for all my trailers and have no problem. The snowblower on the front holds it down on quick starts
Wait,wait,wait, - Someone just said you can't do that!!
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:53 PM   #21
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At 1 MPH it won't get away from me. No sway either!
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We use this tractor when we have to move them 2 at a time.
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I have to use my 3/4 ton Jeep truck to manuver our TW. my tow vehicle is a big Buick but it does not have any traction in our long gravel and hilly driveway so even an electric dolly would be useless. However, my son dropped off his (used to be mine) Jeep CJ7 for me to care for during his deployment in Kuwait. I have used that Jeep to manuver other trailers. I am going to have to install an electric brake controller as the TW will drag the CJ7 down the gravel driveway. There is a funny (sic) story for another thread here.

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Old 12-06-2006, 08:54 PM   #24
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Barry:

Which brand hand dolly and size do you use? Your trailer is about the size of mine and am only moving it a short distance, more like turning it a more advantageous position. I'm tempted to by one and see how it works but would like to know which one you're using or a description.

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I will take some measurements and a picture for you. It will be Friday now if that's okay.

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Old 12-06-2006, 08:56 PM   #25
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Here's one from Northern, on sale now for $49. It has a 600# capacity.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...atchallpartial
I guess I don't have to take pictures, the one at Northern is the identical twin to mine. It works fine for my FC and car hauler.

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We use this tractor when we have to move them 2 at a time.
Are you using a WDH for the 2nd Airstream?
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It should be no more or less difficult that pushing a car in neutral. Weight is weight. I'd try a simple wheel and see what happens. If you're flat, no more than two people should be required.
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:55 AM   #28
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Thumbs up Thanks for the input everyone

Thanks for the ideas -- keep them coming. Likely will give the hand dolly a try first and see what happens. Now as far as spinning in one place on your tires goes, someone suggested putting soapy water down on the pavement/asphalt to help the tires spin more easily.
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