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Old 08-07-2015, 06:45 AM   #43
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Last year after tons of rain while camping at my brotherinlaws farm in Ohio there was no way the truck could pull the Avion through the mud. We used a Bobcat with a trailer ball attached to the bucket to pull the trailer out. A winch was the next option, so it should work for you.
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Old 08-07-2015, 06:54 AM   #44
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Lynn,

The winch can be relatively small, you are not lifting the trailer just pulling it.

if the poles of the carport are in concrete in the ground, they are likely strong enough. Otherwise, a steel stake used to hold concrete forms driven in the ground at angle opposite the load will hold the winch.

A dolly wheel instead of the flat plate for the tongue jack and I think you are set.

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Thanks again for all of the info. Here's the plan, which is already in motion:
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  • Post to attach the winch to and lay across driveway in front of carport posts - hoping to borrow this from one of several friends. Again I don't want to store anything I don't have to, but if needed I'll purchase from Home Depot.

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Thinking a little further down the road.... What is the plan when you are ready to get the trailer back out of the driveway?
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Thinking a little further down the road.... What is the plan when you are ready to get the trailer back out of the driveway?
I think an easy shove to the slope while under winch control should work.
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