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Old 09-12-2016, 11:24 AM   #1
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I would like to get a Airstream but live on a busy one way street with a tight narrow driveway and cannot block traffic longer then length of a stop light takes to go from green to red.

I was wondering if there is a temporary hitch that can be installed on the rear of the Airstream that would allow you to pull in the Airstream from the rear of the trailer? The idea would be able to pull it in backwards with rear hitch, park it, then when pulling out use the permanent hitch in the front.

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Old 09-12-2016, 11:29 AM   #2
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In a word No.

You would have to do some major redesign of the trailer frame at the rear and figure a system to carry the tongue weight, a dolly wheel, at the front of the trailer.

Besides where would you do the hitch transfering. If in front of the house you are already blocking traffic so just back in.

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Old 09-12-2016, 12:12 PM   #3
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Put a hitch receiver on the front passenger side frame rail of your tow vehicle and drive the trailer into the driveway.
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:52 PM   #4
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I believe Right-of-Way laws allow the first-come/first-served rule.
However, it sounds as if you need a "spotter" or "marshaler" to halt/direct traffic as you pull forward, then back into your driveway. It also suggests you use your hazard-lighting/flashers while backing.
As your local law enforcement for guidance on how to properly accomplish this.
Hope this helps.
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