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Trailer moving

Postby dmb90260 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:19 pm

I do love my little tin house but over time it has become clear it weighs a lot more than a teardrop. Never had a problem moving my teardrop but...
the Kenskill seems to weigh more each time I try to move it. Has any one tried one of these? http://tinyurl.com/o6ejpz4
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Re: Trailer moving

Postby dmb90260 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:15 am

I now have a Trailer Valet to help me move the trailer.

Here is a short video of the first test. https://youtu.be/tyBYmUHR6JM

I had to remove my double propane rack to make space for it to fit. I will find a single rack later, until them i can carry a tank inside when I travel. :lol:
I had to stop at one point because the original wheel was still too low and getting in the way. Although the video is very short this spot is exactly where I needed the Valet. When the trailer was on the grass/boards I would have to literally lean my shoulder into the corner and push to get it off that area to where I could use the old dolly, no longer.

Installing is just a matter of finding a spot and attaching the bracket with the four bolts. In my case the thread part of the bolts are barely long enough to get it attached securely but some washers will cure that.

At this point I love it and recommend it. There are other better videos on youTube but this one is by an old TD person you can trust :D

I got mine from [url]e-trailer.com[/url] when they had free shipping.
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Re: Trailer moving

Postby Recon26 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:03 pm

That's pretty cool
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Re: Trailer moving

Postby rebapuck » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:33 pm

What about a trailer dolly? Cheaper. Not sure how much weight they can handle.


http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... nt=trailer dolly&mkwid=sMiMiJ0mI&pcrid=74290114751&mtype=e&storeId=6970&langId=-1&type=search&gclid=CMzhv6zri8YCFYs2gQod_4cAKA
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Re: Trailer moving

Postby dmb90260 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:23 am

I have a trailer dolly but there was a short patch where I had to push the trailer backwards with the dolly due to space limits. The only way to get the trailer past that point was by leaning in with my shoulder and pushing the trailer until the dolly wheels hit concrete. Over time that go very old... as did I.
The Trailer Dolly deals with it comfortably. I did have to replace the mounting bolts with shorter ones but that is the only issue I had. Having considered a $1,000 electric dolly, this is a fine alternative.
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