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Old 04-19-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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does anyone use a trailer dolly to move your egg?

if so where did you get it and what is it rated? I see a lot rated to 600 and even 1000 and 2000. what do you think is the best one? I can't back up my egg to save my life... I try and am getting better but my brother suggested a trailer dolly to get it to exactly where I want it on a campsite and thought this would be a great idea. not sure what others think or have experienced.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Sorry cant help you in regards to what rating you need for the dolly but yes I have seen some folks use them.

Something I was taught that helped me a lot in regards to backing up was to put my hand on the bottom of the steering wheel - that way the trailer moves in the direction you move your hand. Practice is the key.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Dollys work great on level hard surface...not good where it is steep or rough ground.I have one made out of a hand truck.Don't worry about the ratings..your arms will take care of that
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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This is what I use.
Trailer Dolly Brake Control

I got the dolly on kijiji for $40. The controls added $30. The battery (optional) $35. I am still not sure if I will bring it camping. I would have to find a good spot for it.

There are power dollies that push the trailer for you, but they are heavy, and I don't think they go camping.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:48 AM   #5
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i have an old lawn tractor that the mower deck was wore out. i use it to move trailers around the yard.

but really, take your trailer to your local highschool parking lot on the weekend and practice, practice, practice.
eventualy you are going to have to back it in somewhere,,,faking it with a dolly will not help you one bit then. might as well learn how to do it now, before you are stuck somewhere.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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OH I totally intend to learn to actually park it properly. I'd be crazy not to but I was just thinking of those hard to park spots like my back yard or maybe a tight fitting campsite.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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We use a dolly and/or the EZ Tug (battery-powered) to move ours around the driveway, and around the side of the garage to its winter parking space on turf blocks and crushed shell. The dolly we got at Harbor Freight. The EZ Tug we bought online. The dolly works fine on the (mostly) level driveway; it doesn't work well on crushed shell and turf blocks, nor on a slight incline. It would probably work better though, on a lighter weight, smaller trailer.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:16 PM   #8
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I use one to position my 1700 lb Scamp in it's home. Not a lot of maneuvering room, about 1 foot on each side. The one I have is the 600lb tongue weight one. I find that if I let the tires on the dolly get a bit low it's really hard to move the trailer. I thought about an electric one.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #9
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if so where did you get it and what is it rated? I see a lot rated to 600 and even 1000 and 2000. what do you think is the best one? I can't back up my egg to save my life... I try and am getting better but my brother suggested a trailer dolly to get it to exactly where I want it on a campsite and thought this would be a great idea. not sure what others think or have experienced.
I have a trailer dolly. I think my wife got it at Harbor Freight. This dolly is not very heavy duty. I have used it in our driveway with a popup camper, untility trailer and a 13' Trillium. I don't think you need anything heavy duty unless your trailer tongue weight is really heavy. The dolly might be a little tricky on steep slope.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:02 PM   #10
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I have a Harbor Freight tongue dolly... have had it for a number of years now. Have gone through two sets of tires and those cost nearly as much as the flippin' dolly! BUT, I can move my 16 foot trailer around just fine on the asphalt pad (okay, so I grunt and groan a bit.. but I do, do it!). I'd think a 13 footer would be a snap on asphalt or concrete.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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I just purchased one but haven't used it yet. I have a 15ft. Hi Lo that weights around 2500 lbs and a tongue weight of 300 lbs. I put it in my garage and I have found that small trailers are harder to back up than large trailers. That has been my experience. I have put it in my garage a couple of times and the drive way ended up being covered with rubber from my truck tires from the maneuver.

I purchased a dolly from Northern Tool and Equipment. It has three wheels two 16", a steerable 10" wheel and an adjustable height ball. It has a maximum tongue weight of 1000 lbs. The one from Harbor Freight is much cheaper and will handle a tongue weight up to 600 lbs. It has two wheels and I don't believe it has an adjustable ball height. At my age, I always look for equipment that makes up for my age. The three wheels sold me.
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I also have the Harbor freight dolly. I have a 1/2" per foot slope into the garage and have to get some speed up to get my 13' scamp in, but it roles very easy. I haven't had to replace the tire yet, but I've only had it a year.
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How has the trailer dolly from Northern Tools worked out for you. I was considering purchasing one myself. I liked the 16" solid tires that it has on it, plus the third wheel.

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How has the trailer dolly from Northern Tools worked out for you. I was considering purchasing one myself. I liked the 16" solid tires that it has on it, plus the third wheel.

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You can pay as much or little as you like but the ones with 10" pneumatic tire are all about the same, in my opinion. I didn't see any with solid tires.
I use mine to move the trailer into it's stay at home nest. (a narrow covered car port). The dollies are way to bulky for me to carry to campgrounds. I've learned to back the trailer into where I want it. I could back it into the it's nest but wife gets panicy and starts yelling, at that point I unhook and use the dolly. It still requires muscle power.
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