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Old 07-03-2015, 10:26 PM   #1
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Help parking TT in tight spot.....

Hi, I recently brought my tt home with me, I tried parking it on the side of my house, but couldn't get it close enough to my house because of a tree near the street curb. I used the neighbors driveway, they don't mind, but I don't wanna be selfish and leave the trailer on thier side.. my question is, has anybody ever used wheel dollys from harbor frieght or similar to move thier trailer sideways, it's a 28 foot tt by the wieght.. any help would be appreciated,

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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have no financial interest, but used to have one years ago for putting a trailer into a very tight spot.

Check these out.

Power Caster, electric trailer mover dolly, boat dolly, toy hauler

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:15 PM   #3
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Yes, I was seeing those online, but a little pricey, I have seen one similar to these at harbor frieght as well...
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:02 AM   #4
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We had a 26' Four Season TT (heavy as a 28') with a wheeled tongue jack as our last RV before the Outlaw.

It was very hard to move around manually...took 2 men to just roll it forward of back. So, I don't think a manual trailer dolly would work to move your 28' TT without some helpers...maybe a garden tractor/rider mower is in your future?

Or build something like this?:

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Old 07-04-2015, 12:07 AM   #5
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Why not just cut down or trim the tree?
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:02 AM   #6
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It will be a very bad day when your camper on wheel dollies gets away from you. You better have a perfectly level surface and no wind.
I agree with the above... time for a chainsaw.
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:41 AM   #7
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If it's a small tree, call someone with a backhoe and move it. If it's a large tree, you have a lifetime supply of campfire wood.

I have the HF dollies that I use under my snowmobile trailer. The trailer with load is about 2600 pounds. They work for me, but are difficult to change direction as the casters don't swivel well. I would think that a larger trailer would be next to impossible to move about.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:33 AM   #8
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Harbor Freight sells junk so I doubt they will work as intended. Also it will be difficult to move even with high quality dollies or casters. I know this as I had smaller boats that I could muscle around. But once the boats got bigger and heavier...no where near what a TT weighs I could not move them even with a helper. I needed to hitch to the truck to move the heavy boats even an inch!!!.

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Not sure what type of truck you have but if you can put a hitch on the front it will make maneuvering much easier for parking next to your house.
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About to say something similar to FordGuy. Saw a big SUV that had receivers front and rear. First thought it might be for a bicycle mount but probably used for parking the TT in tight spots as well.
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I have seen the Power Caster, made in the USA and made to last for years. For the tree, if you make the first cut right at the dirt level, you won't need a ladder for the rest of it.
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My father bought one of the unpowered hand dollies back in 1958-59. Used it to move their 18' TT into the back yard. Level ground and concrete slab, still took two or them to do it. But it did work OK for them.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:15 PM   #13
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I went this weekend to hf to buy a trailer dollie, and just by opening the box, It was a joke, lol. Thanks All for the replies, I think my only resort now is cutting the tree down, but gonna have to do it when wifes away..lol....
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We use these at auto shows to move cars around.

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I think your biggest obstacle might be the surface you are on. If it is not pretty smooth, those small casters will get hung up.

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