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Old 12-28-2006, 06:45 AM   #15
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Canoestream and boatdoc have more than answered my question. these engineering facts are exactly what I was looking for. Blunt responses are what I wanted. I think that I will try the 250 pound person on the rear idea just to see what happens.

Yes, it all has to do with door orientation once parked in the yard, and the rear hitch idea was only to be employed for that 20 or so feet of grass at two miles an hour. I get the point about it not working though.

I will look into the dollies written about. I can't picture them but I know of a product I call go jacks which would work except for the fact that the last 20 feet are downhill.

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Axel, I'd love to see some pics of that if you have time.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:46 AM   #17
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I will look into the dollies written about. I can't picture them but I know of a product I call go jacks which would work except for the fact that the last 20 feet are downhill.

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Here is a link to one example, Power Caster - The original trailer mover! Maneuver your RV or boat trailer in limited space with this powerful, easy to use and safe electric trailer dolly. POWER CASTER handles all types of travel trailers (including fifth-wheels), boat trailers, A

though check out the price $$$ !
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Don't think it would be too hard to put one of those together. The patent expired decades ago.
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Here is a link to one example ... though check out the price $$$ !
Price-schmice. We're talking Airstreams here!

The bigger issue would be that last twenty feet of downhill -- getting down and getting back up! That could be pretty spooky...

Didn't we have a non-traveling Great Britain member who wanted a 'stream for backyard studio and has pics in the photo section of a construction crane hoisting it over the top of his house?
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Price-schmice. We're talking Airstreams here!

The bigger issue would be that last twenty feet of downhill -- getting down and getting back up! That could be pretty spooky...
Hi Canoe stream,

I agree, to play in this game sometimes you gotta ante up the big bucks. Luckily I don't need one.

The Power Caster does operate your trailer brakes, a nice feature.
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