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Old 04-27-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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I put a new axle in my 13' Scamp . (April 2008) Now the scamp won't fit in my garage. My solution is, to make some wheel dollies, so I can get the scamp in the garage, when winter comes back in the fall. I will use the lug bolts from the wheel hub to secure the wheel dolly. The trailer hub will be only about 1/8" off the ground. I will take off the rims,mount the dolly and push the Scamp into the garage.

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This setup would be 3/8 ' to high

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I need all the room I can get to clear the top of the garage door.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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That's clever! I use a tireless, smaller rim, but it's higher than your rig.
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
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WOW Kevin THAT'S a sweet set-up have you got any dimensions ...like how thick the metal is and what size castore you plan to use?? I could REALLY get into this for when we sell and relocate!!!
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Old 04-27-2008, 03:18 PM   #4
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Kevin, that a clever solution. I am facing the same issue with our new Trillium. I'd love to be able to get it into the garage, but it's a tad tall.

You've given me food for thought - I've even got some heavy-duty caster wheels from an old job that might even do the trick. Hmmm...
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No dimensions yet, this will be a project for this summer.
Maybe use tubing 2"x 3" x 3/16" about 14" long. Wheels would be rated at 300 lbs each.( 4x300=1200 lbs total)

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Maybe something like this, less welding involved.

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[quote]No dimensions yet, this will be a project for this summer.
Maybe use tubing 2"x 3" x 3/16" about 14" long. Wheels would be rated at 300 lbs each.( 4x300=1200 lbs total)

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Maybe something like this, less welding involved.

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Find your caster wheels first. This will be the place you don't want to go cheap. Once you find the best casters you can, then build your rig around them. Looks like a good plan for a solution to dilema for many people. Mine was to build my garage with 10' doors, but I think your solution will be cheaper.

Added: After a re-read it looks like you may have allready found those casters.
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Old 04-28-2008, 05:14 AM   #7
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May I take these photo's to my local trailer guy? This may solve my storage issue.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:12 AM   #8
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Here's my cheapo solution if your garage floor is fairly even and parking is fairly straight: Get yourself a few appliance roller sets and secure them onto a simple wooden frame made to the appropriate height. The plastic wheels are small but each single set is usually rated at over 1000 lbs! And at that price you can easily double or triple them up if you feel like it, or make additional frames.

Then back up trailer as far as possible, remove trailer wheels, lower the trailer frame onto the parallel caster sets, and push.
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Daniel, the problem with those is that they will only go forward n back, the swivel casters make for a much more mobile unit. I have used similar furniture movers (but in plastic) under my fridge and stove and found that they 'rolled over' VERY easy. It seemed even the smallest sideways movement made them buckle under. I guess these metal ones would be sturdier???
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Daniel, the problem with those is that they will only go forward n back, the swivel casters make for a much more mobile unit. I have used similar furniture movers (but in plastic) under my fridge and stove and found that they 'rolled over' VERY easy. It seemed even the smallest sideways movement made them buckle under. I guess these metal ones would be sturdier???
My solution is what it is, a cheapo solution, but it does the job if you don't intend to roll around the garage and just need straightforward parking though a low garage door. The key is to bolt them onto some sort of wooden structure so they stay put and remain parallel to each other.
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Wow, Kevin - this is a terrific idea! When we had our home, we were blessed to have a 10-ft high door so getting our Scamp 13 (no A/C) into winter shelter was easy. If we ever build again, we will be sure to include the extra-high door(s), but this gadget will no doubt be helpful for lots of "Eggers".
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some excellent ideas going on in here...
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May I take these photo's to my local trailer guy? This may solve my storage issue.

Don't think I'll beat you to the project. Local trailer guy says $60 hr and materials. Wasn't too enthused with the idea. Suggested 8" or 10" rim/tires. That might work too. But wouldn't give me the ability to move the egg sideways.

I haven't given up. I know a couple of iron workers who might take the project on. Hmmmm.
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