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Homemade portable trailer dolly
« on: June 17, 2011, 11:37:29 AM »
This is an idea I've been toying with for awhile, it's coming together now. I have a couple more modifications for it.
tell me what you think.

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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 11:42:20 AM »
That Cool...
Looks like it is easy to make.....
Good Job
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 11:45:35 AM »
Nice work mattyj!
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 01:37:23 PM »
Slick!

So let me see if I got this straight. You wound up removing the center wheel from the jack and the T fitting went in its place, right? Then when you need the dolly, you'll just screw the handle into that T fitting and tug away, right?

I just finished painting the trailer frame I'm working on (typing with semi-gloss black fingers today - no more primer!) and this would be a great mod to add to it while I have it upside-down and partially disassembled anyway.
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 09:12:07 PM »
I am doing a lot of rehab right now but this is definitely on my list of "need to do"
If you make changes keep us updated please.  Unique idea you had there.
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 11:44:17 PM »
Looks good. That will make it much easier to push and pull over lawn/gravel at CG's and at home.
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 12:31:01 AM »
Question?  Does it turn with the pin engaged?  Are the tires left attached during transport to cg?  I have an older pup that the po lost the original tongue wheel and replaced it with a wheel that is too big for the jack shaft, so it does not turn when being moved.
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 12:40:17 AM »
Nice mod.
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 04:19:53 PM »
Very nice mod, where do you put the electric motor to move the pu? [;)]
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 11:56:01 AM »
Slick!

So let me see if I got this straight. You wound up removing the center wheel from the jack and the T fitting went in its place, right? Then when you need the dolly, you'll just screw the handle into that T fitting and tug away, right

That is how it works!

Question?  Does it turn with the pin engaged?  Are the tires left attached during transport to cg?

My caster wheel does turn with the pin in, it just turns a little rough do to the axle not being directly under the pivot point. I pull the pin and remove the wheels during transport.
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 03:08:44 PM »
Thanks! Got my parts list made - now on to the hardware store... [:D]
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2011, 09:58:58 AM »
Very nice. I went and got the wheels, now just need the pipe setup. I was wondering how much stress this might put on the wheel jack when you are pulling it.  My pup is not real light, it weighs over 3000 lbs. I would hate to bend or break it.

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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2011, 11:33:40 AM »
Very nice mod, where do you put the electric motor to move the pu? [;)]

That was my thinking as well. A sproket on the axle, a platform to mount an electric winch, some gearing and a chain, switch forward and backwards... No effort moving!  [:D]
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 07:14:04 PM »
I was wondering how much stress this might put on the wheel jack when you are pulling it.

I lower my wheel jack all the way down when I move my camper, my tongue weight is about 300lbs.
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Re: Homemade portable trailer dolly
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2011, 12:33:21 AM »
Thanks for the heads up.

 


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