Trailer Dolly and grass

Discussion in 'First Time & New Camper Owners' started by wnickles, May 1, 2010.

  1. wnickles

    wnickles New Member

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    Hi, got my pup out of storage and nice and neat in the garage. Of course gave the neighbor across the street a 20 minute show of me trying to get the pup in the garage without hitting the gardening wall, garage, or basketball hoop. Ugh!!!! It's nice to have it back though. ANyways I have heard some mention that moving the camper around is easier with a dolly. I have a SeaPine. Anyways is there a specific company or place to check out that you would recommend for trailer dollies? Am looking for one that I can use to pull camper on grass so I can move it for some side yard camping. Anyone use their dolly on grass? Anyone recommend one over another? Thanks!!!!
     
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    barb_dave Active Member

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    I've never needed to use one but Habor freight has them for 50.00
     
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    muffyluvscamping New Member

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    I bought mine so it will go over the grass the wheel in front on the trailer likes to sink in. The pneumatic tires are awesome on the grass. Harbor Freight
     
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    twstdpear Party like it's 2012!

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    Here's the one I have:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-trailer-dolly-37510.html

    It works extremely well with my utility trailer, and I moved my previous camper ('08 Yuma ~2400lbs GVWR) around occasionally with it. If our driveway was reasonably flat, it would have been a one-person job, however the slope always worried me so I always made sure there was someone there to help.

    I haven't tried it on the "new" pup ('07 Saratoga ~3500lbs) yet. Towards the end of our ownership of the old pup, I finally built up a good place to store it. So now, I usually just back the pup into its spot on a pad at the top of the driveway, just inside the gate to the back yard, and it stays there until we go on a trip. I imagine if the driveway was flat, it wouldn't be a problem moving the Saratoga around either.
     
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    wnickles New Member

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    IS there a problem using the dollies on grass and moving it from say a driveway to a side of a house going on grass?
     
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    Nope. It works great. I push/pull mine all the time from our gravel driveway, through the gate into the yard all the time. Our driveway has a pretty good slope to it, so I try to make sure I have someone to help if I need to go up the slope. It makes steering so much easier too!
     
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    wnickles New Member

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    Thanks for all the info guys and girls. :) Hey Grim... what kind / company dolly do you own?
     
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    Not sure off the top of my head. I picked it up at Harbor Freight. It was on sale when I got it.

    Here's a link to the one I have:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-trailer-dolly-37510.html
     
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    I would love to have one ( from the link above ) but I don't think I can push / pull / drag 2120#'s
     
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    A year ago, I herniated 3 disks in my lower back, 1 of them severely. I'm nowhere near 100% and I can push/pull my camper no problem at all. I do need a helping hand going from the driveway to the back yard, however, as there is a bit of a hump in the grass right there. The dolly is a suprising help in doing this, especially with the pneumatic tires on it.
     

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