We have been storing our trailer in a storage facility and decided to follow our original plan and save some money by having it parked on the side of our house. After buying our house, we added a concrete pad for our RV and it is time to get back to this project. Parking will be challenging, but likely worth saving $1.5K/year. The concrete pad is narrow 9’9” and 54’ long, fence on one side and the house on the other side. I have to move the 21’ Bigfoot
trailer 45’ slightly downhill (2% grade) with about 6” on each side. I am proficient at backing trailers but this parking is a challenge for my comfort zone. I am evaluating the following possible scenarios or their combinations:
1. Build an inside or outside guiding structure for trailer wheels such as bolted down 4”x4”, push with the front hitch.
2. Replace wheels with steel rims and build 2”x4” bolted down rails, push with the front hitch.
3. Mount wireless backup ultrasonic sensors on the rear trailer bumper aimed on each side, push with the front hitch.
4. Mount wireless rear view camera on the rear trailer bumper aimed downwards to see middle concrete split or painted line, push with the front hitch.
5. Mount fender rear view mirrors and back in, expandable truck’s mirror would have to be extended and could be easily damaged while backing the trailer.
6. Back in and Walkie-Talkie with a helper.
1. Mount wireless camera on the front truck hitch aimed downwards and pull the trailer with the rear hitch.
2. Mount flexible spring wire across the truck front (<9’9”) identifying center driveway position and pull the trailer with the rear hitch.
Any thought or experience sharing will be very welcome.