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Old 02-13-2018, 08:40 AM   #15
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Likely that tail and tongue jack drag may be a problem. A 4x4 may do it. You will probably tear up your grass. Consider stationing a tow truck to winch you up, and down, at the top.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:56 AM   #16
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With my luck the first time I tried it, it would be raining.
The shed would be a hood ornament.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:14 AM   #17
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The total length of TV hooked to a 34 will be over 50'. A 34 triple axle will stand on it's own without the tongue dropping to the ground. If turning radius hitched to TV is a problem a tow truck stationed at the top may be able to winch up the trailer or even the whole rig.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:18 AM   #18
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Good visual, how wide is the 21% side from house to fence and from corner of house to corner of shed.

Seems the driveway sounds great except maybe to the wife.
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Does Enterprise Contract include towing

Does the Enterpirse contract include towing? If not, then if there is an incident, you could become quickly no longer covered by contract. So having a clear understanding of your personal car insurance coverage becomes important at that point.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:29 AM   #20
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I would consider a 75-100 hp 4 wheel drive tractor for entry. Much easier to see and it will turn shorter. You could pull it out with a conventional TV.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:47 AM   #21
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What Hoosierdaddy said.

Plus with the ball on the tractor’s 3 point hitch, it can be raised and lowered easily to maintain ground clearance. We move our 30’ FC this way at our small campground. Works very well in tight, hilly spaces.
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trailer on property

In my community I could never get away with having a trailer on my property for anything more than 2 days. Village ordinance prohibits that. What do your neighbors think about the TT being there for a very long period of time. I would make sure that they are onboard with this, otherwise it could cause alot of friction. Check out to see if there are any village ordinances prohibiting this as well. Cross your T's and dot your I's. Cover all basis before you commit a significant amount of funds to your project. Better safe than sorry.
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What about backing it straight down your driveway, which has less of a slope. Then use a powered trailer-moving dolly, such as a Park-It” to manoever around the retaining wall and into the back yard?
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Plus with the ball on the tractor’s 3 point hitch, it can be raised and lowered easily to maintain ground clearance. We move our 30’ FC this way at our small campground. Works very well in tight, hilly spaces.
Best idea yet!
Tool rental yards often have farm tractors for rent. Actually a 50 hp should have enough weight. Make sure the tractor weighs at least 5000 lbs.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:18 PM   #25
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A LOT of good ideas here. One possible other solution might be to rent vacant commercial space month to month. I recently saw a vacant Walmart store being used as covered storage and maintenance for RVs. The down side is that if the property management company gets a new tenant, the RVs will have 30 days to vamoose. The store had been empty for 3 years so?

The cost was surprisingly reasonable... and at last count almost 30 rigs are stored. Gasoline, propane and diesel have to be emptied, but rigs can be pulled outside if those systems need work.
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Given the drawing, I would back the trailer into the backyard via the driveway and 12% grade. If you can pull it out that way, you can generally back it in. How wide is the side yard on the 12% side?

4x4 short wheelbase SUVs certainly have an advantage in this regard. I can readily get my trailer into my narrow sideyard entrance which is pinched off at the front as I'm in a cul-de-sac. I've done it many times with my car alone, but my Trailer Valet XL dolly is safer for sightlines of course. I wouldn't use a dolly on a grade, especially if the tongue is on the uphill side.

If your 12% side yard is wider than this, I think you can likely do that same and back her in. A tractor would certainly give you the maneuverability to do it.

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I think it will wind up further from the fence than you are showing. You don't appear to have enough straight fence along the back to straighten it out like you have shown, at least not without a great deal of finagling. Also the tail might hit the fence making that turn. I agree with taking the neighbors fence down. You may need it as close to that back fence as possible to get it around the exit turn and still clear the house.
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If you (as it reads) are going to RENT a truck for a TV just to make this re-positoning effort.... I'd recommend you make your life simpler and lay the responsibility for the job and safety onto a wrecking-truck company to do this job for you. A good winch-truck operator could do this in an hour and you'd be assured of a professional job and you would not be responsible for an ad-hoc attempt at something you've never done before.

Otherwise...if you're insistent on doing this yourself.... the recommendation to rent a 4-wheel large tractor is a good one. Back it up with a winch and cable to govern the descent so things don't get away from you... but be forewarned...
...just because you've rented the correct equipment (tractor/winch/etc) doesn't mean you have the experience and skill to operate it correctly or safely. Lots of city-folk move out here in the country near me and end up in the news with overturned tractors having killed them because they thought they were "saving money" instead of hiring a job to be done by experienced professionals.

Stay safe. An injury or damage can cost far more than a job hired-out.
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