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post #1 of 22 Old 12-12-2006, 4:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Trailer Dolly

So, in order to position my trailer in my driveway so that I can still access it to use it to store stuff, and also not have it block the driveway, I needed to be able to position it so that the hitch was positioned away from the driveway. No way to put it there with a tow vehicle. I tried moving it by hand which was not hard with my 6x10 but the way the 6x12 v-nose is weighted, it is too heavy for me to do by hand. So I picked up a tow dolly from Amazon.com. It was about 30-40 bucks I think and about 25 to ship. I put it together yesterday. Looks like it will do the job well. I've never seen one before, but a neat little item. I'll let you know how well it works or doesn't work.

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They can be handy. My sister in law has one of these to move her trailers around. It works pretty slick.
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Cool. Nice price too. The one I have that I ordered a week or so ago, looks like it isn't carried anymore. Weird. There is another one similar with the 600 lb capacity that is a bit more expensive...

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I made a bracket with a ball that I attached to my lawn tractor.... awesome. When I got rid of the trailer, I brought it to the summer home to move the boat and jet-skis trailer. Hook up and drag around..... goes any where. If you are handy and like to do a little welding it works great.

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I got mine from Harbor Freight. I can drag the loaded 6X10 up the driveway and back it into place. Someone makes a motorized version for the really weak or lazy.

It never ocurred to me to take pictures of mine to show off to everybody though. Would look much better with flames.
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I made a bracket with a ball that I attached to my lawn tractor.... awesome. When I got rid of the trailer, I brought it to the summer home to move the boat and jet-skis trailer. Hook up and drag around..... goes any where. If you are handy and like to do a little welding it works great.
Well, I don't have the summer home, the boat or the jet-skis. I can't weld worth a sheet..... So, that leaves me with the lawn tractor (in my case, garden tractor). Hmmmm....is it worth it for just the bike trailer???? I'm almost half-way there to do this thingy to move the mini-blink around.

Don't know...I need a scotch, it's too much to think about.

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I got mine from Harbor Freight. I can drag the loaded 6X10 up the driveway and back it into place. Someone makes a motorized version for the really weak or lazy.

It never ocurred to me to take pictures of mine to show off to everybody though. Would look much better with flames.
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I made a bracket with a ball that I attached to my lawn tractor.... awesome. When I got rid of the trailer, I brought it to the summer home to move the boat and jet-skis trailer. Hook up and drag around..... goes any where. If you are handy and like to do a little welding it works great.
The Miller site has a step by step plan for a trailer dolly and someone submitted their powered trailer dolly in the idea gallery:

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I'm getting my own MIG setup after the Christmahanakwanzikah* season is over






*I do not support any particular holiday. Please do not sue me as I don't have time to decorate for all the season's holidays nor do I have time to take down the Christmas decorations and tree that I've already put up.
what is wrong with festivus?

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because it sounds more screwed up when you say Christmahanakwanzikah to be politically correct
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because it sounds more screwed up when you say Christmahanakwanzikah to be politically correct
Actually, I just couldn't figure out where to put it.

Christmahanakwanzikahvus just doesn't have the same ring. It just doesn't flow.
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Re: Trailer Dolly

I've got one. Bought it from a local trailer shop. Sure comes in handy when you're jockeying the trailer after a loooong day at the track...

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