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d3500ram

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Posted: 03/29/21 07:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would like to purchase a TT in the future to place on my property. The door side I would like in a certain direction but to do so the terrain will not allow me to pull it into place... (If I backed it in to position the normal way, the doors would be on the opposite side of which I want them to face.)

I know a lot depends on the type of TT. I am thinking that it would be some where in the length of a 25 footer with double axles. I do not have the site yet in a state to accept a trailer (even if I can do this "push" method.) I am trying to think down the line so as to anticipate more about getting the site ready to place the RV.

Is there a possibility that I could affix a hitch to the rear bumper to only push-position the trailer into my ideal location?
It would only be used for these temporary site placements.

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Posted: 03/29/21 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't figure out if you are serious or joking.

How are you planning to pick up the tongue? There will be considerable amount of weight on the tongue to deal with which would require some sort of wheeled dolly.

Then you have the issue of trailer bumpers being nothing more than 20 ga sheet metal, you would have to reinforce that considerably..

Perhaps consider a Motor Home instead of a trailer, then you can simply drive it into position..

You will end up wrecking a trailer attempting to push from behind..

Of course there will be a bunch of folks posting they do it all the time..

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Posted: 03/29/21 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With a ParkIt360 trailer dolly you could move it into any place you want to park it
Course it will cost you $$$$

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Posted: 03/29/21 08:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No not joking (would have posted this Thursday if it were... LOL)

Thanks for the input to think about more the mechanics of TT's.
I guess I need to figure out how to pull it from the correct side without using my truck.

Perhaps that electric dolly might be an option.

I could hire my excavator to perhaps pull it into place with one of his implements.

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Gdetrailer wrote:

Can't figure out if you are serious or joking.

How are you planning to pick up the tongue? There will be considerable amount of weight on the tongue to deal with which would require some sort of wheeled dolly.

Then you have the issue of trailer bumpers being nothing more than 20 ga sheet metal, you would have to reinforce that considerably..

Perhaps consider a Motor Home instead of a trailer, then you can simply drive it into position..

You will end up wrecking a trailer attempting to push from behind..

Of course there will be a bunch of folks posting they do it all the time..


I think it is a pretty good question as I’ve been in a couple of sites I’d like to do that, and have manually done it when I had a pop up.
The silly suggestion is to buy a motor home to permanently park.


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What about renting a skid steer or a tractor? I'm thinking somehow add a ball to the bucket or fork, and lifting the tongue to maneuver the trailer into position. You might already be renting the equipment to prepare the site.
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Would it be possible to pull it in there with a skid steer or a tractor??
Depending on the terrain maybe a 4 wheeler with a dolly of some type under the tongue. You’d definitely want a way to apply the brakes.

There’s a way, it will just depend on the terrain, and budget.

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A friend lf mine had to pull his TT up an incline to store it (no access to get the tow vehicle back out) so he used a manual block and tackle anchored to a wall to haul it into position, perhaps you could do something similar?

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Posted: 03/29/21 10:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a similar situation. In order to get my 35' TT into position I hired a skid steer to pull it in. I wanted the door side to face the lake and put in a patio. You could make a very heavy duty dolly to support the tongue and purchase a electric wench from Harbor Freight to pull it into position. If your ground is relatively flat a power dolly would work (mine was not). The skid steer and operator was $300.

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Yeti plus wrote:

What about renting a skid steer or a tractor? I'm thinking somehow add a ball to the bucket or fork, and lifting the tongue to maneuver the trailer into position. You might already be renting the equipment to prepare the site.
Brian

They make a fork mounted ball hitch. I actually have one, we used the forklift at my dad's factory to stow our previous trailer for the winter.

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