I'm very excited to be the new owner of a 1982 15.5 SD (T1550)!
Just two weeks ago I was here: http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/f7...ner-17565.html
I'm planning to tow it home in a couple of weeks. I'll be pulling it into the gravel parking area at my house when I get it back so I'll have close access to it while I'm familiarizing myself with it. Within a month or two I'd like to have it in its summer location on the same property but farther away from the house, which they will be demolishing and rebuilding this summer. Which leads me to my question:
The best area I have to put it will be a little awkward to get it into. It should be easy enough to back it in but the door will be facing the wrong way. How feasible is it to have a few strong people swing it around to face the other direction? I can make sure it's empty, so the weight will be around 1800 lbs. And I do know there will be a good bit of leveling to do. Also, this will be on a grassy/dirt area.
Throughout looking for trailer I had a lot of people reply to my question of "Do you know the tongue weight?" with "Well, I can lift the tongue up by myself so it should be under 200 lbs." So I imagine some manipulation can be done but what are your thoughts on actually turning it around? The brochure says the tongue weight on this is 150 but I expect it's over that, but still under 200.
The other option may be to drive it in straight -- I think I can get the car out of there afterward just fine -- but I think backing the trailer out later will not be as easy as backing it in now and turning it around.