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Old 10-08-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Trailer mover for Bambi

I end up by purchasing a pre-owned 2012 16ft international signature, which seems a little bit heavier than 16ft sport. TW: 430lb.

Not a lot of things need to be upgraded now, except for the refrigerator's outlet fan, which is really bad, noisy all the time.

Now after trying to maneuver the rig twice on my driveway, I think I may need a trailer mover for the bambi. So as my tv can be parked to garage easily.

My driveway has a little bit slope, I think less than 5%.

Anyone has experience on the mover for small rig? Thanks a lot!
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:20 PM   #2
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Can't help on a mover but I will tell you the shorter the trailer is the harder it is to back up. My suggestion would be to find a truck terminal lot that is not used on the weekend and go practice. First try to parallel a curb or fence line about 20 ft off it. Once you are comfortable with that if there are spaces marked off approach them at right angle and try to back in, a campsite. That is how I taught my daughter
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There was a time I was seriously considering a mover of sorts.

In my opinion, Powermover is the place to begin. The owner spent the better part of an hour on the phone with me explaining the pro's and con's of this device.

Good luck.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #4
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In my opinion, Powermover is the place to begin.
I investigated many options, and came to the same conclusion. I also go as far as saying they are the place to end with too. I purchased a Powermover AC6. The mechanical interface between the mover and the trailer is a critical element. I believe that Powermover does this better than anyone else by avoiding the ball all together. The owner of the company is happy to spend as much time as you desire going through the pros and cons. Plus he seems very interested in giving you exactly what you are looking for. Options - no problem. Colors - no problem, etc.

My AS has only a few inches of clearance on either side of my garage opening, and I have to make a full 90 degree corner to get lined up. The Powermover makes it SO easy.

Power Movers | MOVING MADE EASY

There are some great posts on replacing the refrigerator fan(s) on your Bambi. It isn't too much work, and what a difference it make.
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:58 PM   #5
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Can't help on a mover but I will tell you the shorter the trailer is the harder it is to back up. My suggestion would be to find a truck terminal lot that is not used on the weekend and go practice. First try to parallel a curb or fence line about 20 ft off it. Once you are comfortable with that if there are spaces marked off approach them at right angle and try to back in, a campsite. That is how I taught my daughter

You post makes me feel relief a lot. Thanks! After spending some hours practice, I feel maybe I can save this 1k+ on the mover. Maybe I don't need a mover!
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:03 AM   #6
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I investigated many options, and came to the same conclusion. I also go as far as saying they are the place to end with too. I purchased a Powermover AC6. The mechanical interface between the mover and the trailer is a critical element. I believe that Powermover does this better than anyone else by avoiding the ball all together. The owner of the company is happy to spend as much time as you desire going through the pros and cons. Plus he seems very interested in giving you exactly what you are looking for. Options - no problem. Colors - no problem, etc.

My AS has only a few inches of clearance on either side of my garage opening, and I have to make a full 90 degree corner to get lined up. The Powermover makes it SO easy.

Power Movers | MOVING MADE EASY

There are some great posts on replacing the refrigerator fan(s) on your Bambi. It isn't too much work, and what a difference it make.

I totally agree, after some research, I feel this is the best choice. And they even sell preowned ones.

While after some practice, I think I may not really need a mover right now. But in case my wife insist, I think I will go with AC8.
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