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Old 11-12-2019, 12:55 PM
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Has anyone ever used car dollies to move a trailer around in storage? Seems like a good idea as long as you stay in the weight limit of them. Or is there a easier solution.
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by seafordguy View Post
I've wondered this too. I'm in the process of closing on a piece of property with a garage that is 21 feet wide. I'd like to get the tiger and cafe in there. It's only 6" longer than the tiger and the door isn't but 12 feet wide so I can't just back them both in....


How easy could you push 14,000 pounds around the garage
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You can use tire dollies. I did it with my single axle small boat trailer. You will need one for the tongue stand too if you don't have a wheel.

As for moving that kind of weight around, the you can use a come-a-long to pull it over. I've done this too. My building is a pole barn, so wrapping a strap around a post was easy.
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I moved my 35' Lightning with one of the powered tongue dollies. It would move it forward and back no problem, but trying to steer it took all of the a$$ that I had. I don't believe it would be successful with our current 42.

Tire dollies would work, but then you have to jack up the trailer or get the good ones with jacks built in.
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I use one twice a year(in/out) for a 32 Fountain. My garage is 28 deep but has 4 bays. I was hesitant to post mine after seeing the awesome one above!




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Couple more thoughts:

You would be surprised what you can do with a front mounted hitch when it comes to moving trailers. This especially comes in handy when you have a DRW truck that can't get into tighter spots.

As long as I put my tongue stand on a dolly with 4 casters, I was able to put couple my 37AT to my golf cart, and move it around a bit in my building.
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My buddy has the wheel dollies that you step on to jack it up. 225 crownline with a tandem trailer. He backs it into the garage, puts the jacks under it and backs the truck up as his wife guides it into the corner. He said it works great.
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I have both, "Go Jacks" and the Harbor freight knock offs for moving cars around inside my building. I have used them for moving a boat in the past. (33 Baja, but chickened out moving the 40 Baja) I used the Go Jacks for the tires of the trailer and used the Harbor freight one under the jack.(I use a 6x6 board across the wheel area and then adjust the jack to that height.) The Go Jacks are substantially heavier duty than the Harbor freight jacks. It worked, but I can tell you, MAKE SURE the floor is level. Gravity is not your friend. To clarify, I backed the boat in with my truck, then put all the dollies in place and moved the trailer sideways about 4 ft against the wall., Reversed it in the spring.
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