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Old 07-02-2006, 03:53 PM
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My friend uses it to stab gooseneck and bumper pull horse trailers in his repair shop all day long just dont be "speedy" and not lock the ball down on it. .
Please explain why you would not lock the ball.
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Old 07-02-2006, 04:05 PM
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Please explain why you would not lock the ball.

I think was trying to say DONT take short cuts (speedy) and leave the coupler unlocked.............
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AHH!!! I miss read it. ( read as dont be speedy and in addition dont lock the ball.)

I saw one of my guys have a trailer crest the incline into the shop and see a coupler lift off the ball and stare him in the face. Said he felt that there was enough tongue wt that all he sould have needed was the 1-7/8 ball even though it was a 2-5/16 coupler. He never tried that again.
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I too had to reread it ....
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Anyone have a forklift that they use to move their boat around while on the trailer. I know dealerships and manufactureres use them. We keep the NT in a wharehouse with a 11'-6" door and it gets a little tight and needs 1-2 spotters when backing it in with the truck. With a forklift it seems it wioll be much easier and possible to do it with 1 person. Where could I find one in the Ft. Lauderdale area? how much do they usually cost? it has a tounge weight of about 1500# so would a 2000# lift be enough to lift it and move it?
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With the shutdown of Ft Monmouth they're auctioning off all kinds of good stuff including fork lifts also a whole bunch of 13' Boston Whalers.
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Those power casters are not good for short tight turns when moving long trailers. They tip easily. Also the tractor idea might be ok if there is enough rear counterweight. Again the tractor has no way near the turning radius of the rear whhels on the for lift. You can just about spin them in place and very stable in tight spots.
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With the shutdown of Ft Monmouth they're auctioning off all kinds of good stuff including fork lifts also a whole bunch of 13' Boston Whalers.
Do you have a number for the auctions or a contact there?
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Put a hitch on the front of your truck...............
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Do you have a number for the auctions or a contact there?
Nope, I can ask. My neighbor was telling me about it yesterday.
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