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Old 03-15-2012, 03:07 PM   #29
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I have the Harbor Freight dolly, too, and it's handy for pushing the single axle trailer sideways a bit to make some clearance in the driveway. The only problem is that the U-Haul tongue prevents me from turning as sharply as I would like. The big pneumatic tires make it move much more easily on asphalt than the plastic wheel. If my driveway were level and smooth concrete, I wouldn't need it.



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Old 03-15-2012, 06:16 PM   #30
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I purchased a trailer dolly on kijiji for $40. I have a sloped driveway that requires help pushing the trailer up. The potential for disaster has occurred to me. I am considering a dead man switch. My idea is to have a small 12V battery installed on the dolly along with a 7 prong plug, plug the trailer into the dolly and the brakes lock up, hold down some sort of paddle switch and the brakes release. That way if I fall, the brakes lock up. I will need to work out the cost.

Does anyone take their dolly with them when they camp?

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Old 03-15-2012, 09:18 PM   #31
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"How helpful are trailer dollies?" I have never yet had one volunteer to help me with anything!
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:42 AM   #32
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Hey Roger & Martin

If you had left the motor on your machines you could have power moved your rigs, save on the back pushing.

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #33
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I mounted a 2" receiver onto the bucket of my front end loader. It makes it easy to maneuver the trailer. But that's not a Harbor Freight solution.

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