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Old 07-13-2013, 10:58 PM   #43
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Simply removing the weight bars will drop the tongue. You could stop in a parking lot a couple,of blocks from home and take off the weight bars...
The O.P does this.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:22 PM   #44
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Have you thought about moving?
We may eventually do that but not between now and the next time we want to take the Airstream out on the road. We head out for a 4 day weekend adventure with two of our granddaughters this next Friday.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #45
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Simply removing the weight bars will drop the tongue. You could stop in a parking lot a couple,of blocks from home and take off the weight bars...
I have already been doing that but the tongue does not drop enough as I indicated in the earlier part of this thread. I am taking the trailer out this coming Friday and coming back on Monday. I should have some results to report back with the use of the new hitch ball mount that I documented having purchased.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:06 PM   #46
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The lower ball mount worked well enough...

The new lower ball mount hitch that I bought for temporary use when leaving and returning to our driveway did the trick well enough. The back of the Airstream is raised up enough to clear the driveway when pulling out and the roadway when pulling in. The only thing that drags now is the bottom end of the hitch ball itself just below the big nut that holds it on. I think I can live with that. It did take extra time to swap out between the two hitch assemblies but with a little practice my wife and I should be able to speed up that process.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:22 AM   #47
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Sweet. Glad to hear of a workable solution!
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Hello Experts!

I have a similar situation at my house - in order to camp by my lake, I have a short, concrete-changing-to-gravel hill to go down to get the camper next to the lake and back up the hill to get it back out and on the driveway.

I've been considering having a receiver put on the front end of my Lincoln Navigator to 'push' the trailer around. I would need a dropped hitch bar as well.....I never considered that the bolt from the ball would hit.....I've also been considering the rollers.

I think the ramps are a great idea! I might try that but woe to me if the trailer would stray from the ramp and fall off while I was backing it. I think I would have more control pushing it.

Any thoughts?
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Funny that you mention that. I am reading the Wally Byam book and he talks about having a ball to the front and how much easier it is to tow caravaners out of a tight spot or help them park. Some good ideas don't need to change.
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