A teardrop should be light enough to push yourself. I have to push my canned ham uphill in my driveway all the time to get it out from under the carport.catinmoon wrote:...no, not screw in a lightbulb, but I'm open to suggestions on that. I'm asking how many to push a teardrop up a hill.
I just wrote a long post and the draft disappeared. So I'm going to shorten my original post. Basically my ask is:
If I roll my teardrop down a slope to the back of my house, to a patio under a deck, how many people will it take to roll it back to the street so I can hitch it up again?
Approx. 40 feet from the back of the drive to the patio; approx 8feet maybe less in elevation change over that 40' or so.
Do I need a friendly neighbor? or a football team?
Anecdotes? The one time we got in trouble we used a pickup truck to pull the Tear up a slope out of the mud.
lthomas987 wrote:As a person who parks their trailer occasionally down a pretty good drop in the back yard, I'll give you the answer for my house, your mileage may of course vary. My teardrop is really light, but I can do it with 3 people (more like 2+ a bit). I don't have a jockey wheel up front, but I do have feet on all 4 corners. So I leave the front feet down but not extended. Back feet up. To go down hill hitch first two people hanging onto the tongue end and one behind steering/watching for snags.
To go up hill tongue first we reverse the process a bit. One person holding up the tongue and providing most the motive force. Two people in the back pushing and each watching their side for snags.
Of the people in question *all women) only one is probably as strong as an average man, one has serious lifting restrictions but mostly is there to provide spotting and a wee bit of push force.
If things get out of control we just set it down, since there is no jockey wheel drag stops us quite quickly.
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