So I had the challenge of trying to get my 2011 13' scamp
trailer into the garage. The opening is 7 feet tall which seems to be the standard for a lot of homes. I tried letting the air out of the tires
which didn't even come close to the clearance I needed. I thought about small 8" inch rims without tires
but didn't want to damage the concrete. Then someone suggested taking off the tires
and lowering the brake drums on car dollies and it worked perfectly (almost)! The black tinted cover over the fantastic fan scrapes the top of the garage frame by a hair and doesn't even leave a mark. Here is what you will need:
1. Get a professional grade car jack with low clearance. You can get them for as little as $30 but I paid $65.00 for mine at Harbor Freight (it was on sale, regularily priced at $120).
2. Get two 8" X 16" car dollies. On a side note: the caster wheels that came with them were too small and measured 1.5" in diameter. I changed them out with 3" casters. My low clearance car jack didn't have enough clearance with the smaller casters.
It is a little nerve racking because the Scamp
does lean A LOT when you take off the first tire and lower the brake drum onto the first car dolly but I kept checking to make sure it wouldn't tip over and it was solid. It's even more nerve racking when you jack up the second tire but once again, it's solid. Be sure to SLOWLY lower the Scamp
onto the car dollies. Once you are done it is very easy to push the Scamp in any direction making it even easier to line it up with the garage opening.
I did contact customer support at Scamp and they assured me this would not damage the brake drums.
It's worth the effort for security reasons and keeping it out of the elements when not in use. I was able to lower it onto the car dollies by myself and only took about 20 to 30 minutes.