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Old 11-11-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Moving a 16ft Bambi trailer

In the Sacramento, California area, can anyone suggest either an an individual or company that can be hired to move a 16 ft Airstream into a tight space? As an alternative, does anyone have a suggestion where I can rent a motorized trailer dolly?

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Old 11-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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I was able to move a 16 footer on the level by simply ( or not so simply) picking up the tongue and moving it. I am a big guy but more of an old fart than a young stud. Harbor Freight sells a human power trailer dolly fairly cheap that would also make the job easier.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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I have one of those HF manual trailer dollies, and it works quite well to move my 21' Globetrotter. Just last night I pulled the trailer down my 60 ft driveway with less than 12" clearance on each side. Once at the end of the driveway (where it is twice as wide), I spin it 360 degrees so that it is facing out and ready to go for next time. I weigh about 175, and am nowhere near as muscular as I once was. As long as the driveway is paved and level, the manual trailer dolly should be adequate for your needs.

Can you describe just how tight a spot you are trying to move the trailer into?
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:25 AM   #4
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #5
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I put a front hitch on my truck, much easier to move it around that way.
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On behalf of the site team, I wanted to provide a notification that I have moved this thread for the "Forum How-To and support" forum to the Towing forum. I realize that Towing isn't a perfect fit, but it's much closer than the original forum which is designed for support of the website and forum features.
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When I had a 16ft Bambi I would put the wheel on the electric jack in place of the jack stand and two people could push the trailer easily. Always had the emergency brake cord attached to a rope in case the Bambi started down the hill.

Can anyone tell me if the ER brake would still work just by yanking the cord? I always assumed it would.
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When I had a 16ft Bambi I would put the wheel on the electric jack in place of the jack stand and two people could push the trailer easily. Always had the emergency brake cord attached to a rope in case the Bambi started down the hill.

Can anyone tell me if the ER brake would still work just by yanking the cord? I always assumed it would.
As long as the trailer's battery is charged and connected, pulling the breakaway switch should apply the brakes. Remember, though, that breakaway switches are often installed in an orientation that favors the intended use, the trailer falling behind the tow vehicle so the breakaway pulls out forward. If your trailer is going downhill on its own and the tongue is pointed downhill, you may need to be ahead of it to pull the breakaway.
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