Hi, a friend has asked me about parking a 5th wheel in an unused space. The main challenge is that it is very tight to get it back there with a truck attached.
I have seen some accessories that might be helpful, such as:
- side shifter - essentially a dolley that comes down between the axles to move sideways
- parkit365 - a 12 V powered dolley that does what the truck does, but much smaller
All I have seen so far are youtube videos. Anyone use these things or have alternative suggestions?
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The primary problem with moving a fifth wheel trailer is that the pin weight is ~20% of the total trailer weight. Not much out there that can lift 2000 lbs and move it. I've seen skid loaders modified to do it, but here is another option:
Welcome to the forum,
I've seen the Ultrafab type model used on a shop floor and smooth parking lot.
Many dealerships use a modified forklift or tractor.
I've spotted box van trailers with a yard tractor. (very short MDT, open back cab, with a hydraulic plate) Parallel parking a 50' in a 55' spot next to a fence blind side can take a couple tries. But with the right tool for the job..
Might check out one of those mobile home movers for tips / tricks.
The 360 looks a little shaky to me...
Kind of depends on where you're trying to stick it? Is it smooth concrete / paved?
Guess if you can turn unused space into profit.