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Old 09-03-2016, 07:03 PM   #1
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Anyone have a preference or experience to share? Looking for pro and con.



I live on a private road with 5 homes; if my neighbor across the road is home I'm forced to pull straight in and then later maneuver out and park the AS. He is a super guy and I asked once to give me another few feet of clearance so I can cut back ... He did so one time. Bottom line is its my problem and not his.



I had my brother in law stop over and give me some technique and options as he is a professional truck driver. His first comment was "you're in a tough spot and there is no work around etc".



He took the wheel and it took him 10 minutes and 25-40 moves to get the trailer backed in. Confirming I need better options for getting the AS on site and in position.



I noticed everything on the Google search from non-powered to remote controlled battery operated with braking. Keep in mind that this will stay at home and not be going on the road with us.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:44 AM   #2
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I have to manuever between an overhead (big one) on a mid century modern house and a 40 foot scotch pine tree with a sharp turn back towards the storage shelter for the Airstream. I have used this for several years and it does the job. You have to go slow but it does work. Good luck! https://www.trailervalet.com/
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:55 AM   #3
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I have to manuever between an overhead (big one) on a mid century modern house and a 40 foot scotch pine tree with a sharp turn back towards the storage shelter for the Airstream. I have used this for several years and it does the job. You have to go slow but it does work. Good luck! https://www.trailervalet.com/

I see they have an XL model. All I need to do is pull in and spin the trailer 180 and the back it up 8'. I would be happy with the spin and rebook to truck to back up. Thanks for your input.


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Found this, if it could be adapted for an Airstream might be nice to have.

http://www.easi-move.com
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Found this, if it could be adapted for an Airstream might be nice to have.

http://www.easi-move.com

That is wild.


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What about putting a hitch receiver on the front of your TV? Flip the TV around once your home, and then back the trailer, while you are going forward. Watching might give you more control. Ask your B-I-L about that idea.
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I use a ParkIt 360 dolly for reasons similar to your requirements. Works very well.
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