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Old 03-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by goshawks00 View Post
Doug that might work depending on how thick your concrete is. I used the wheel dollies made for cars and lowered my Safari on it to move around, I gained 9" by doing so.
The concrete in my garage, that the Bambi is in, is very rough so I don't think wheel dollies would roll. I may just dig it all out and pour a smooth floor down a little so it fits through the door. I have a friend that does concrete work.

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Less than 24 hours after posting a problem and getting over a dozen positive replies is pretty cool! A couple of people suggested wheel dollies- would you just lower the wheel drums onto the dolly?

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I actually blocked my frame up to where the drums were less than an inch from the ground and rolled it out that way. I'm not sure that gave me more clearance, With the old axle it did with the new axle installed and the weight off the axle , it allowed the axle to decompress a bit more. Now then because I blocked to the frame I was able to go to each corner of the frame allowing for better stability.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by KurtS View Post
..... A couple of people suggested wheel dollies- would you just lower the wheel drums onto the dolly?
I suggested using old wheels because I would be hesitant to load the weight of trailer directly on the lip of the cast brake drum. Its the face of the drum that transfers the weight of the rig through the axle assembly to the wheel and tire. The drum portion is acutally thinner than you would expect and could crack.
Additionally the spread of the dolly cradle might not be narrow enough to fit the drum anyway.


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