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Old 12-17-2015, 06:52 AM   #1
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New to the forum with a new Pendleton model on order. I live in a busy area of NJ and will only be able to pull into my property frontward. I'll then need to unhitch and spin the AS around to park it. I have enough room to rotate it for parking but not enough to use my tow vehicle. My question is whether anyone has tried to position their trailer using an ATV along with a jack stand wheel to support the tongue weight? If that's not viable the only alternative I've seen is to use the product from PurpleLine. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:13 AM   #2
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I have used a golf cart to move mine around in the garage.
Some folks have used a Trailer Valet (google it) and I think there are some other powered devices you can use.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:43 AM   #3
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Hi all,
New to the forum with a new Pendleton model on order. I live in a busy area of NJ and will only be able to pull into my property frontward. I'll then need to unhitch and spin the AS around to park it. I have enough room to rotate it for parking but not enough to use my tow vehicle. My question is whether anyone has tried to position their trailer using an ATV along with a jack stand wheel to support the tongue weight? If that's not viable the only alternative I've seen is to use the product from PurpleLine. Any thoughts?
Thanks
Mike
The jacks supplied on new Airstreams have a warning label applied, telling you to not ever use a wheel on the base of the jack.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:24 AM   #4
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I would go with something like this if it will support the tongue weight: http://www.powerdolly.co/

Check out this thread on the same subject: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ly-120502.html
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:03 AM   #6
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Also realize that with a dual axle trailer spinning, in a small space, is quite difficult as the tires have to be forced sideways due to their distance apart. You are dragging the tires sideways.

I had a very difficult parking location at my parents cottage. I had to back and turn a trailer around in a tiny area, and found I had to take one set of tires off the trailer (the rear axle) so I could make it do the necessary dance. Without doing that it was impossible to do the job.
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First, welcome from a "local."

Second, is there no way to back in? Even if you have to stop traffic to do it?
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:28 AM   #8
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As Idroba said the resistance to "spinning" the two axle trailer will be great. I would also worry about the tongue jack collapsing while pulling the tongue sideways, even with a wheel on it.

With practice, it only takes a minute or so to back it into your driveway. Maybe there's a time of day when it's not so busy?
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Love this forum.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:49 AM   #10
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I just want to point out the potential damage to the tires. Google "Interply Shear". There are many who think that this is a cause to many failures in trailer tires.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:54 AM   #11
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There were other threads on this recently. I will look for them.

For starters, using the Search function at top right on the menu bar, and then the Google search function within the pop-up box, here are the results for "turn trailer around driveway" --

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...way&gsc.page=1

The first few threads on those search results will link the recent threads I was thinking about.

And ditto to the comment about backing in, even if you need to stop traffic to do so. Your local police should be happy to help if you line this up ahead of time IMO.

Good luck!
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Might be easier to hook up again and then back out to the street.
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Id suggest looking into one of the dollys available and unhooking in the street and moving the trailer with a dolly or a small tractor in backwards instead of trying to "spin" it for the reasons posted. OR put a hitch on the front of your tow vehicle, hopefully a pick up and drive the trailer in that way - much easier.

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Id suggest looking into one of the dollys available and unhooking in the street and moving the trailer with a dolly or a small tractor in backwards instead of trying to "spin" it for the reasons posted. OR put a hitch on the front of your tow vehicle, hopefully a pick up and drive the trailer in that way - much easier.

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Front hitch, great idea.!
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