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Old 03-07-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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Have you ever seen one?

When I wss a kid, my neighbor had a trailer, and a tricky spot to park it.

He'd back it in as far as he could, and then unhitch it. From there he'd get it turned and back into it's spot using a device on the A-Frame jack.

The device had two large round feet, and a bar between them. The jack sat on the the middle of that bar. On this bar were two recievers that could accept a handle (length of pipe). By pressing down or raising up on the handle and then moving forward or backward, 1 person could "walk" the trailer around.

Simple leverage.

I've looked but I can't find anything but a patent online for something that looks similar.

Have any of you seen one? Know what it is or called?

The trailer was a Prowler as I recall...
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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Harbor Freight sells a tow dolly, which has a 2" ball (I think) which sounds like what you are describing. It's on sale now if I recall, but it only has a 600 pound capacity. I imagine it would be great for a smaller TT or popup, but I don't think physically I could move around a bigger TT with something like this.
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I've seen those and powered ones. I just did a Google search of power trailer movers and there are a bunch of them.
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The powered trailer movers are supposed to be able to handle just about any size TT. At least that's what they claim.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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Ok, everything you guys are talking about have wheels, and I've seen them.

This thing however did NOT have wheels...

Here's the patent http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4431208.pdf

(4) in the diagrams shows how you walk a trailer with it. It would be hell for a large trailer yes, but for a small on it works fine and doesn't have the risk that it could roll away on you...
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Originally Posted by ihsolutions
Harbor Freight sells a tow dolly, which has a 2" ball (I think) which sounds like what you are describing. ....
Here is the one from Harbor Freight: (about $60)

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=37510

And of course a picture:


The motorized ones I found online are above the $600 range.

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