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Old 04-18-2012, 03:40 PM   #29
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I hadn't noticed this thread before but I can sure feel for the frustration.

As I was reading I thought the winch idea had merit and was certain the slope could be overcome. Then the post about towing the trailer out made me think that maybe 2 winches could solve the problem. One permamounted to haul the trailer in, and another that could be temporarily placed at the curb or therabouts anytime you want to haul out. Or maybe a winch on your tow rig? You would even be able use winch number 2 to brake the trailer as it's hauled down the slope to park.

Hate to see you lose a trailer you love over parking issues.

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #30
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Thank you.

Thank you for your feedback. I am certain that there are ways to park our trailer in our driveway, what I am realizing is that none of them are easy. Power dollies, winches, rails, cameras, etc. are all potentially good options but all are burdensome. The deeper I was getting into this project the entropy was going up just like in our mother nature.

Back in the seventies and eighties I remember calling my wife on Friday afternoons to decide if we should go to Yosemite. If yes, four hours later we were looking for a campsite on the valley floor with our VW Westfalia. This was simple.

We would like to go back to these spontaneous simple decisions to go to Timothy Lake Park or Beachside, or even Yosemite without the burden of parking. Our recent paid parking was expensive and sometimes not easy to park if other RVís parked too close.

Our hearts are in camping, not in its carrier, so we plan to go with the simplest solution possible. Whether it will be a narrower and smaller trailer or a Sprinter like conversion time will tell.


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Old 04-19-2012, 07:49 AM   #31
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Hey Geo

Is there no trailer storage close at hand? That would be better then selling.
Same since you've put sooooo much into this problem now.


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