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Old 09-04-2020, 10:50 AM   #1
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Manual maneuvering of Basecamp 16

The dealer says one can move the BC16 with just a hitch wheel but we need to get it over a few lumps between the street and our yard. If we cut a hedge and move a shed it will fit! The dollies we have looked at all seem either way too wimpy for 3500# or are made for like 10000#. We would like it to not weigh a ton so we can take it to help with maneuvering while camping (get the windows facing the good view or in a tight turn around).

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Old 09-04-2020, 10:52 AM   #2
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Iím going to try to post a photo of us with our bamboo + hand truck mock up to give you all a chuckle.
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Old 09-04-2020, 11:31 AM   #3
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For 15 bucks I'd try a tongue jack wheel first.

We moved our 22' Safari with one....along with a sheet of 3/8" plywood to ease the roll.

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If there’s any incline at all, have the end of the breakaway cable handy to give it a yank!
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I've moved a 3000 lb utility trailer around a level concrete driveway. One person is a hassle. With two, it can be done but not as easy as you might dream.
Caveat - when you start pushing the side of your trailer to maneuver, the aluminum can be dented. You are stronger than you think.
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You might think about putting down a hard smooth surface, like bricks. And keep cold beer around, for the neighbor when he helps.
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Did anyone mention chocks? You may find yourself blocking the wheels (not in the direction of travel) and swinging the tongue, to move just one wheel back, then moving the chock on that side, and repeating in the opposite direction to achieve serpentine progress. This assumes you have space to either side of your path.
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My first post. I have a Park-It 360 -10,000 lbs to maneuver our 2020 Globetrotter 23 FBT. in/out of the very tight driveway and when parking it out back on the limestone by way of the alley. I know they have a 5K and I saw other brands also while researching. The move slow as they are powered by a winch motor and geared to move the load.
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