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Old 01-14-2023, 02:56 AM   #1
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Manoeuvering Options

What do people use (apart from grunt) to manoeuvre their airstream please?

Iím too infirm to do it manually and have no friends 😉

The motor movers in the U.K. all need to have the chassis modified apparently. This wouldnít have been a problem at the beginning of the build but it is now.

Any ideas?
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Old 01-14-2023, 06:24 AM   #2
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Assuming you are asking about moving the trailer around your property/parking area when not connected to the tow vehicle.

I use a sub-compact tractor to move mine in/out of the barn and into position to hitch up the tow vehicle. The tractor has a 3-point hitch on the rear where a ball is mounted.
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I use my tractor or my Gator. It's easier to maneuver the AS into my shop by using the front hitch on the Gator.
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MustangGuy, I have a manual crank model, TrailerValet XL originally for a 23í Flying Cloud. It came with a coupling that attached to the tongue jack to stabilize it (last photo).

We have a concrete driveway and pad to the side of our garage so I needed something to navigate the trailer in tight 10í space.

We now have a 27í Globetrotter which has a third more tongue weigh. I found TrailerValet makes a frame attachment mount with a post that is more stable but does limit the turning ability. Iím able to work around that because Iím making slight turns and mostly moving back and forth.

Itís a good workout but gets the job done for me. Your mileage may vary!

Good luck from across the pond.
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MustangGuy, I have a manual crank model, TrailerValet XL originally for a 23í Flying Cloud. It came with a coupling that attached to the tongue jack to stabilize it (last photo).

We have a concrete driveway and pad to the side of our garage so I needed something to navigate the trailer in tight 10í space.

We now have a 27í Globetrotter which has a third more tongue weigh. I found TrailerValet makes a frame attachment mount with a post that is more stable but does limit the turning ability. Iím able to work around that because Iím making slight turns and mostly moving back and forth.

Itís a good workout but gets the job done for me. Your mileage may vary!

Good luck from across the pond.
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Totally forgot about this...We have the same Tractor Valet mounted on our 25-ft Airstream. Great for moving the trailer around once we get it inside the barn. Don't bother with the mount in the ball hitch though - definitely use the frame-mounted option like in these pictures.
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