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Old 03-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #57
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I totally agree with the larger caster. Im interested in the cost as well. If its reasonable, of course this is being said by a guy who has more than one Airstream.

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Old 03-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #58
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Check out Harbor Freight. They have both the hydralic and non-hydralic dollies. I would check the weight ratings and see if they might work. I think 4 would do the trick.Rear axle and front axle and let the center fly or take the wheels off.

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Old 03-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #59
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Decided to pull the trigger on these 2500# dollies (set of four 10,000#) linked here. 6" swivel casters and aluminum construction to boot. $300 for the set; much better pricing then the first option I found. Brad and I will give them a try, hopefully on Saturday the 24th, as I am busy until then. We'll try to get some video of the event. We know from experience we can move a 3000# trailer on smaller dollies, hopefully we will be successful with Big Girl too.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:50 PM   #60
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Follow - up ... Sunday I was out at the storage barn where I keep my trailer and where the owner uses these Go-Jack units all the time to move machines, trucks, boats, etc. I asked him what he thought about the feasibility of doing this with a larger, 10,000# unit. He's a mechanical engineer, and he looked at me as if I were a total moron. His answer: of course it will work. His experience also is that you can overload these things quite a bit ... it might shorten the life of their bearings and wheels, but he's never had a catastrophic failure. So - I bet it will work for you also.

Second point: you've got so many followers on this thread, you should just get a case or two of beer and invite folks to come over and pick 'er up and set 'er back down where you want!
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:10 PM   #61
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Or, borrow some floor jacks (wheeled) and push it into place with a tractor / jeep linked to the axel / spring shackle ...

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