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Old 04-06-2007, 09:32 AM   #15
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Thanks for the idea Malcom! Great minds think alike! =)

I tried that very same trailer dolly and it didn't work well for my

After much research, I've decided on the powertouch
( motors that
engage the wheels on the trailer to move through tight spaces where
the trailer has to be positioned for storage. The big reason for
getting the power touch instead of any of the other powered dollies,
is it's ability to move the trailer over grass and soft ground. The
problem to solve with this set up is keeping the tongue
from "plowing" the soft ground underneath.

I believe a (hitch post mounted) set of pneumatic jockey wheels will
do the trick. I'm willing to have it designed and manufactured for my
use (within a resonable cost). Specifically, i'm lookng for
something with a swiveling post that i can slide onto the electric
hitch post (preferably while the car is hitched). The twin wheels
will give me the needed clearance (lower attachment point) and better
stability (two wheels in stead of one) when traveling across the
grass (with sugar sand underneath) on my side yard. (An active)
hurricane season is coming and i need to be able to manuver the
trailer easily (by myself) over soft/wet ground to the "safe space" i
created on my side yard.

Below are (rough) drawings of what i'm looking to do along with a photo of my (very) crowded tongue.

Anyone have have a recommendation of who could design and make
something like this to carry the tongue weight of my trailer?


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Old 04-09-2007, 12:09 AM   #16
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Another completely different thought

Javier -

Just another completely different thought about this question. Might it be possible to get a four wheeler (perhaps a neighbor has one) and could easily move you trailer ala the 'pusher' cars at the airport, that move those unwieldy planes around all day long. Your 4 wheeler might need a ball mounted but should be able to get it moving.

This came to me when I saw a neighbors 4x4 go by, stoped him and asked him what the carry capacity was - 'no idea but gotta be plenty cause it can tow trailers and stuff' - has had a ball already lounted in the standard 3 inch hitch.

Giv it a think.....


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Old 04-09-2007, 10:46 AM   #17
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I was not so much thinking that you could use the dolly as is. Rather I thought that you migth be able to use the parts as a starting place for making what you needed.

Also I would think that with two wheels you might still need to steer them somehow when the power wheels are working.

If you used a smaller tounge jack wheel could you just lay down a piece of plywood on the grass as a track?

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Old 04-09-2007, 12:00 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by malconium
You might be able to use something like the following manual trailer dolly as a starting point.

Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

I have one of those and unless you are moving 1700 pounds or less on level ground - forget it. I bent the handle on mine moving a pop-up and it got away from me a little. it is great for lightweight stuff but a bear for things with a little weight.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:09 PM   #19
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Hello everyone!

Thought I would post a followup on this thread for those who were watching.

I ended up installing a solid surface driveway and purchasing the powerhitch to bring the trailer into and out from the back yard.

I have been using it for the last 9+ months and the product works great with the Bambi. I have no complaints with the manufacture or the operation of the device. Just keep the tires filled and the powerhitch takes care of the work.

As for the powerwheel: We just couldn't get easily get the device to fit underneath the airstream without removing the underbelly skin and creating a toungue wheel that would accomodate the weight of the tounge and grass just became a design and implementation nightmare. It's a great solution for someone else's trailer.

Should anyone want to head down that path and want to know more, post here and I'll tell the story as i can best remember.

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