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Old 11-07-2009, 12:05 PM   #15
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How much room do we need to be able to back into a driveway? Has anyone dealt with keeping a trailer in a semi-urban neighborhood?
I am impressed with Kevin's photo. That is one tight spot!
Robert and I live in an older neighborhood in Mid-City San Diego. We do not have a driveway, but are on a corner lot with wide streets. The fence has a 16' wide gate and we have a 2' x 10' steel plate we have to use to bridge the curb to access the back yard. Plus we have to coordinate with the neighbors who park in front of the gate. It will cost us $10,000 to have a proper driveway permitted and built, so we're muddling along with our steel plate for now.
When we had the Compact Jr. we found it easy to unhitch in the street and push it into the yard.
The Fiber Stream is too heavy for that, so we back it in with the van. I find that I need the wide street to make the 90<sup>o</sup> turn backing up to hit the 10' wide plate without falling off one side.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:32 AM   #16
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I can rarely park mine right away - too many cars on the street. Usually, I wait until the morning when everyone has gone on to work to get enough space on the street to back in.

If you don't have a steep driveway, buying a little come-along trailer dolly might be your besst bet.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:12 PM   #17
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I also have an increasingly crowded street, with a narrow driveway that is always tough for trailers. The come-along and hand-dolly ideas are encouraging!

I have used a regular hand dolly for maneuvering a heavy Boston Whaler boat/trailer (including gas can, outboard, oars, lines, life vests and always some amount of bilgewater) between trees and into position at our family's mountain cabin, over uneven terrain/substrate. Worked great, and have been meaning to get one to move about my little utility trailers.

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Old 11-09-2009, 12:42 AM   #18
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If price is no object and you really want to be able to move your egg easily:

http://www.powermoverinc.net/htmls/pmaccarts.html

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http://www.powercaster.com/Products.html
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