Just wanted to let those of you with a tight space and/or fear of backing know how well our new Powermover A/C powered dolly worked for us.
DH and I remodeled our pole barn to get us 10 more inches of door clearance (up to 9'10") and our next challenge was backing our Safari 25' into the barn and getting it positioned so that our other toys and work vehicles still had space.
After an extensive search of posts here and on the internet we opted to shell out for the Powermover dolly. We called Powermover a few times before we ordered. They were very good making sure they knew just what our needs were (any grade, weight of our Airstream, etc). We had to give them several measurements related to the mounting of the new bracket/attachement. Within two weeks I was getting our shipment.
Saturday morning we hitched Tex up to our TV and positioned him in front of the barn. We unhitched like normal and had him on his stand. Our next step was to raise Tex up and slip the Powermover into the newly installed adapter (picture below).
My first job was to have wheel chocks at the ready at all times. My second job was to shinny up a ladder to make sure we were not going to sheer off the A/C whilst backing into the barn (we knew we had enough clearance but...)
DH ran the Powermover. No slips or spinning without moving (the guy sold us one with enough power for our move). We made sure we made very gradual turns.
Finally we put the stand back down on a block of wood and removed the Powermover. Wahoo - Tex is in the barn and DH and I were still married!
Snug as a bug in a rug!
Powermover attached with the new bracket.
Seriously, DH and I experienced more angst backing Tex up to the barn door using the TV. The Powermover exceeded our expectations.
Hope this helps someone else with similar challenges. It is great to have Tex at home and protected in our barn!