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Old 04-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #15
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I made a 3 point hitch adapter for my Kubota tractor. You can backup to a trailer lift the tongue with the hydraulics move drop, reposition the tractor if you need to, lift move drop etc. I move my trailers around the yard when I need to mow under them. I have done this with the Airstream a time or two.

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:06 PM   #16
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Can you show pictures of the Kubota set up?
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:58 AM   #17
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I will have to take some photos tonight.

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Old 04-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #18
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I also use my Kubota to move my Airstream, Boat and other trailers around my yard. (I have lots of trees to maneuver around) You can buy an attachment at a good Tractor dealership.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #19
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Ask your local 4wd club for help parking ... most of the short wheel base 4wd like jeep wranglers can easily maneuver your AS if it will physically fit into the area diagrammed... it may take several see-saws, however. The turning and maneuvering ease is determined by the distance from the steering axles to the ball hitch ... the shorter that distance, the easier to turn. I have not seen a motorcycle style engine powered 4-wheeler sport machine that has a suspension (without a separate moving dolly) that will handle the hitch weight of your AS - so, stick with a "jeep" type vehicle.

We have a front mounted hitch (coupled with a short rotatable & spring loaded stinger) on our Jeep Wrangler and it makes a tremendous difference in the "smile content" after we return home to park.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #20
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mefly, do you tow your AS with the Wrangler, or only use it for parking?

I'm over in Boise, and, like you, canot assume that I'll only be towing at low elevation or on easy grades. Wondering what folks in the mountains tow with.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:27 AM   #21
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #22
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This is pretty close to what I have. I just made mine using some angle and a female reciever. I guess the ball on top is for a goose neck trailer.

TRACTOR 3 POINT TRAILER HITCHES | A&B Eagleline Farm Equipment

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:20 PM   #23
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Jim Clark, one of those would be awesome, but they ain't cheap.
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mefly, do you tow your AS with the Wrangler, or only use it for parking?

I'm over in Boise, and, like you, canot assume that I'll only be towing at low elevation or on easy grades. Wondering what folks in the mountains tow with.
We tow with a diesel ... what an excellent choice for all of the mountain passes; they are in every direction from where we live in Western MT. Our previous gas units just didn't have the torque to easily handle the passes around here. With the diesel, the AS just disappear on any of the grades ... a bit more for fuel, but that is just an accommodation for the ease and safety.

We have towed with the Wrangler, but only for short distances ... but we use it exclusively for maneuvering the AS into final park position. The short wheelbase makes all the difference in ease of parking.
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Jim Clark, one of those would be awesome, but they ain't cheap.
Cheaper than paying storage fees.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #26
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Well, the driver got it into the driveway, but not where I wanted it. Then I was able to use my TV and the neighbor's drieway to the south to jockey the AS over to parallel to my fence adn the neighbor's to the east garage.

She's going to to be sitting for a while during rehab, so I'm not going to worry about getting her out for a few months at least.
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