So, in order to position my trailer in my driveway so that I can still access it to use it to store stuff, and also not have it block the driveway, I needed to be able to position it so that the hitch was positioned away from the driveway. No way to put it there with a tow vehicle. I tried moving it by hand which was not hard with my 6x10 but the way the 6x12 v-nose is weighted, it is too heavy for me to do by hand. So I picked up a tow dolly from Amazon.com. It was about 30-40 bucks I think and about 25 to ship. I put it together yesterday. Looks like it will do the job well. I've never seen one before, but a neat little item. I'll let you know how well it works or doesn't work.
Last edited by TraumaOne; 12-18-2006 at 11:59 PM.
They can be handy. My sister in law has one of these to move her trailers around. It works pretty slick.
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Cool. Nice price too. The one I have that I ordered a week or so ago, looks like it isn't carried anymore. Weird. There is another one similar with the 600 lb capacity that is a bit more expensive...
These guys are always at the local boat shows:
Power Caster - The original trailer mover! Maneuver your RV or boat trailer in limited space with this powerful, easy to use and safe electric trailer dolly. POWER CASTER handles all types of travel trailers (including fifth-wheels), boat trailers, A
I've seen similar gas powered ones at the airports to move twins in and out of the hangers.
I made a bracket with a ball that I attached to my lawn tractor.... awesome. When I got rid of the trailer, I brought it to the summer home to move the boat and jet-skis trailer. Hook up and drag around..... goes any where. If you are handy and like to do a little welding it works great.
I got mine from Harbor Freight. I can drag the loaded 6X10 up the driveway and back it into place. Someone makes a motorized version for the really weak or lazy.
It never ocurred to me to take pictures of mine to show off to everybody though. Would look much better with flames.
Don't know...I need a scotch, it's too much to think about.
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I'm getting my own MIG setup after the Christmahanakwanzikah* season is over
*I do not support any particular holiday. Please do not sue me as I don't have time to decorate for all the season's holidays nor do I have time to take down the Christmas decorations and tree that I've already put up.
because it sounds more screwed up when you say Christmahanakwanzikah to be politically correct
I've got one. Bought it from a local trailer shop. Sure comes in handy when you're jockeying the trailer after a loooong day at the track...
i dont think i can move my trailer with one.
I've considered getting one of those. What's stopped me is the vision of my 7x14 trailer getting away from me on my slightly inclined driveway and ending up down in the weeds.