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Old 11-03-2019, 09:53 PM   #1
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Manual 5th wheel parking dolly

Looking for some advice/help. We have a small 5th wheel (20 ft) and are looking for a manual type dolly to maneuver it into a tight space. We have seen plenty of dolly's for trailers but only the parkit360 for 5th wheels at over $5,000. We are looking for something a little more reasonable. It does not have to have a motor as we will be on flat land just something that will allow us to detach the 5th wheel from the truck and manually maneuver into the garage.

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You might practice pushing a smaller trailer into a space first. I think in the end, you will want a motor to assist. It's not just getting it moving, it's getting it to stop.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:16 PM   #3
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You might practice pushing a smaller trailer into a space first. I think in the end, you will want a motor to assist. It's not just getting it moving, it's getting it to stop.
Thank you for the advice and you might be right on the motorized one but it is hard to find anything that you can use for moving a 5th Wheel. Everything except the parkit360 is designed for moving a travel trailer. We are hoping that someone out there has been either able to modify a travel trailer one or knows of a different 5th wheel one at a reasonable price.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:21 PM   #4
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Year's ago, I sold a PC3 Powercaster that was donated to our non profit. The one I had did not have the fifth wheel attachment, but they do offer that. Their web page lists the PC3 for under $2000 but they have lighter weight models at a lower cost. You would have to do more research to find the right one for your needs.
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Year's ago, I sold a PC3 Powercaster that was donated to our non profit. The one I had did not have the fifth wheel attachment, but they do offer that. Their web page lists the PC3 for under $2000 but they have lighter weight models at a lower cost. You would have to do more research to find the right one for your needs.
That is an interesting product.

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Old 11-04-2019, 08:14 AM   #6
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Year's ago, I sold a PC3 Powercaster that was donated to our non profit. The one I had did not have the fifth wheel attachment, but they do offer that. Their web page lists the PC3 for under $2000 but they have lighter weight models at a lower cost. You would have to do more research to find the right one for your needs.
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:08 PM   #7
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I wonder if these car dollies would work? Maybe just one under each drop leg, with a little modification, or also one under each of the trailer's tires? Bert

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If the area is pretty flat and a straight-in push, then just dolly wheels like these would work under the front legs. The dollys with the caster wheels as shown on the PC3 link in the previous post might also work on smooth concrete by themselves.
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Old 11-06-2019, 04:38 PM   #9
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If the area is pretty flat and a straight-in push, then just dolly wheels like these would work under the front legs. The dollys with the caster wheels as shown on the PC3 link in the previous post might also work on smooth concrete by themselves.
Thanks for the help, it is a relatively flat area but not straight in which is why we won't be able to back it all the way in with the truck. Someone else suggested the Power Caster and it looks like it will work for exactly what we will need. They have 3 different models and #2 will work the best for us.
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Looking for some advice/help. We have a small 5th wheel (20 ft) and are looking for a manual type dolly to maneuver it into a tight space. We have seen plenty of dolly's for trailers but only the parkit360 for 5th wheels at over $5,000. We are looking for something a little more reasonable. It does not have to have a motor as we will be on flat land just something that will allow us to detach the 5th wheel from the truck and manually maneuver into the garage.

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Jerry and Kristi
How about a castor (heavy duty) under each ft jack
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:43 PM   #11
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Being cheap I use 1500# car dollies, one at each wheel and one on each leg of Scamp. a piece of 3/4" plywood is used to bridge opening on front Dolly's. While it is possible to hand push if dolly wheels are orientated in the direction you want to go, a simple come a long makes it much easier. Slow but cheaper, speed often results in less than perfect results. Downside....repair parts for dollies nonexistent!
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