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Old 06-06-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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can I move a 30 ft. travel trailer approx. 150yds.

Hi...I'm not sure if this is posted on the correct spot, but need some info quickly. My son has a 30 ft. travel trailer that is currently on my property...We need to move it to the lot next door, and do not have a heavy duty truck available to do it....Would it hurt my dodge 1500 to hook up and tow the trailer to that lot? I'm worried about the suspension...and transmission...we would not be moving it to fast, but just want to be sure that this would be possible..any input would be helpful...thanks
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Moving it that short of distance at low speed should be no problem.
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Go for it. You won't have any problems. I have a friend who towed a 29' trailer with a Toyota Tacoma for several miles on a back country road and didn't have any problems. I wouldn't recommend doing what he did with a Tacoma, but you won't have any problems.
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Shouldn't be a problem. Earlier this week I saw a ford escape towing a Rockwood camper with slideout down the highway (probably 26 to 28 feet). The nimrod was swaying all over the road...
Moving it a short distance with a 1500 isn't a big deal. Lower the hitch to the truck slowly.
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Should not be a problem.

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Shouldn't be a problem. I used to pull my 25' around the yard with a 12hp. Cub Cadet lawn mower.
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Just make sure you don't use a ball mounted to the bumper. Bumpers typically can handle only 500b lb. tongue weight. I've seen many trucks with the bumper bent down or torn off.
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X2 on not using a bumper! No concerns over engine and suspension. Just lower it easy and also i would make sure to take off the wdh bars and sway bars. Could be some binding there and some hassle with them on. Just dont do more than a small readjustment like that!
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Like the others have said, you'll be fine over that short of distance. Heck I remember when I was in the business, occasionally moving 16'x80' mobile homes short distances with my old C30 Chevy pickup. What you will be doing is easy compared to stupid stunts like that.
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thanks to all for the info

Just wanted to say thanks to all who responded to my post. I feel more confident that I can do the move now....
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REF: Moving 30' TT 150 Yards

I have a 30' Terry Travel Trailer that I pulled for several weeks with my 1500 Silverado chevy 1/2-ton truck. It shouldn't be a problem for your truck to move this trailer the short distance you are talking about. Just make sure you have the correct ball size for the trailer coupling.
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I'd do it.
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As a caution - check the tires and hubs on the trailer first. A 30' should have tandem axles and a flat, hung brake, or dry hub will just drag vs. rolling.

But otherwise, it should work with a receiver hitch and hitch ball of the correct size on the truck.

Nothing in this post should be considered legal or technical advice.
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Like the others have said, you'll be fine over that short of distance. Heck I remember when I was in the business, occasionally moving 16'x80' mobile homes short distances with my old C30 Chevy pickup. What you will be doing is easy compared to stupid stunts like that.
I use my Jeep Wrangler to move park models all the time around the park and campground. Low range it tows anything real slow.
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