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Old 06-04-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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Question Lifting one axle tire set for zero turn?

I have no choice but to zero turn the trailer. I bought two 1500 pound wheel dollies to lift the middle axle up....but that doesn't have what it takes to lift it up.....I thought it would be enough for easy rotation.

The wheel dollies work as I was able to lift a Saturn Vue with them...so its not the dollies, just more weight than I expected.

I am not in the position to remove the tires to make the turns every time....anyone have any ideas on how I can do this?
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:25 PM   #2
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Need a bit more information. What kind of trailer and how many axles is this trailer you're dealing with? Picture could also help.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:48 PM   #3
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Need a bit more information. What kind of trailer and how many axles is this trailer you're dealing with? Picture could also help.
Sorry, 25RBQ International Serenity.....dual axle.....its a 300 foot driveway where I turn around at the end of it......backing up is not an option and I have to manually turn it around down there once it is pulled in.

I'll try to get pics tomorrow.....but hopefully enough info to go on.

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Old 06-04-2019, 06:52 PM   #4
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What are you doing to try to turn in once an axle is up on dollies? How are you lifting/pivoting the trailer/tongue?
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:54 PM   #5
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Sounds like you need a turntable like they use for locomotives.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:58 PM   #6
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What are you doing to try to turn in once an axle is up on dollies? How are you lifting/pivoting the trailer/tongue?
Using an Airtug power dolly to move it around very effectively. The issue is the inner tires "drag" as the turn is made.......while others have posted they've done this for years with no issues......I believe them, but by lifting the inner wheels, it will make the turn a LOT easier since there won't be any drag from the inner tires.
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Sounds like you need a turntable like they use for locomotives.
That would be neat......and "cheap" .....LOL.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:12 PM   #8
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What is the driveway surface, at the location you are trying to pivot?
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:13 PM   #9
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Wow! That’s a tough one. Got what it’s worth, I would simply turn the trailer as required by using the Airtug. You can always move the inside tires to the outside position to balance things out.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:47 PM   #10
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......backing up is not an option . . .
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Chris, could you please explain why? If you can tow the trailer down the driveway, why can't it be backed down . . . somehow?

Is it possible that you have made certain assumptions -- put blinders on, in effect -- which are not 100% accurate?

Are there issues with the slope of the driveway, sharp turns, gravel/slippery surface, and so forth?

Please explain, and add photos/drawings to clarify why you could not back down the driveway . . . towing. Maybe with a different tow vehicle or commercial hauler?

Thanks,

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Old 06-04-2019, 08:28 PM   #11
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If I understand....a bottle jack under the frame between the wheels will very effectively lift both wheels. The trailer weighs approximately 6000 on the wheels. So your wheel dollies might be strong enough. However the way these things are labeled you need at least a 6 ton bottle jack and bigger is better. You also need a “saddle” for the jack to keep it under the frame.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:51 PM   #12
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Just thinking outside the box a little. What I used to do to set caster on my race car is put 2 plastic bags on top of each other with some grease between them. Would let the tire slide and not bind up. Didn't have quite as much weight, but might be an inexpensive experiment. Not sure how smooth the driveway is. If not finished, a larger plate of some kind with a smaller plate under each wheel. Just a thought.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:07 AM   #13
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What is the driveway surface, at the location you are trying to pivot?
Normal asphalt, no dirt, sand or gravel.
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How much back and forth room do you have with the tug while making the turn? Each time you go back and forth, with a right and left motion with the tug releives the sidewall pressure on the tires.
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