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Old 08-23-2016, 11:24 AM   #1
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Dolley for 5th wheel

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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Old 08-23-2016, 01:42 PM   #2
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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:

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Old 08-23-2016, 02:53 PM   #3
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Just remember, what you use to position it, may be necessary to remove it.
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Just in case it is useful for anyone, here is the link to the parkit360. I made an error in the original post - called it a 365 instead of a 360.


It looks like they are only rated for 15K lbs, not sure if that is enough or not.
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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.

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My dad used to park his in a tight building. It took a couple hitch and unhitches to get it in place - which was my project

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