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#568076 - 06/09/17 02:34 PM Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One?
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I am thinking that this fall I will need to do some clever maneuvering to get the larger boat stored in the garage. Wondering if a "trailer dolly" would help?

Would something like this work for a tongue weight of ~900 lbs and 9K total weight?

Craigs List - Dolly Trailer 1000lbs Super Duty - $16

Would two guys be able to push the boat around using this on a level, concrete floor?

I would love to have one of these, but it is hard to justify the expense for a 1 to 2 times a year usage: Parkit 360


Edited by Dock Holiday (06/09/17 03:00 PM)
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#568077 - 06/09/17 02:50 PM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Dock Holiday]
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Would have to guess would be no. My boat is almost 1/2 your weight & I wouldn't try it.
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#568078 - 06/09/17 03:12 PM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Dock Holiday]
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I had similar, just no 3rd wheel. May work ok on hard ground if you have the 2 person method, and one is always manning the dolly. Mine was parked on gravel. When I tried to use mine with just me, and had to leave it down and pull the boat back by myself (uphill both ways) the handle tended to flip up and dump the tongue. Was still connected to the ball but hard to pull it up once it does that. I can see that happening with this one when unmanned. Once on level hard ground it worked well while manning the dolly, small 16' fiberglas outboard bowrider.
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#568079 - 06/09/17 03:14 PM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Dock Holiday]
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Oh wow, just noticed the weight of what you will be using it for. Amended answer: No.

You will flat the tires, maybe come off the rims. The capacity listed is whole trailer load, your tongue weight almost overloads it.


Edited by Maclin (06/09/17 03:17 PM)

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#568080 - 06/09/17 03:40 PM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Maclin]
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Originally Posted By: Maclin
Oh wow, just noticed the weight of what you will be using it for. Amended answer: No.

You will flat the tires, maybe come off the rims. The capacity listed is whole trailer load, your tongue weight almost overloads it.


The add says "1000-lb. tongue weight accommodates heavier trailers".

Ah, here is the product that I am looking for - something that I can push/pull using my JD garden tractor:

Tow Tuff's TMD-800ATV ATV Weight Distributing Adjustable Trailer Dolly

Tow Tuff's TMD-1200ATV ATV Weight Distributing Adjustable Trailer Dolly







Edited by Dock Holiday (06/09/17 04:19 PM)
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#568082 - 06/09/17 04:52 PM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Dock Holiday]
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I'd try it on good, crack free concrete. but I don't see being able to turn a tandem axle trailer by hand, though. At least i can't turn mine.
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#568087 - 06/09/17 10:07 PM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Dock Holiday]
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Here is another option - the Trailer Valet XL: You Tube video
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#568088 - 06/10/17 12:21 AM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Dock Holiday]
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"I'd try it on good, crack free concrete. but I don't see being able to turn a tandem axle trailer by hand, though. At least i can't turn mine."

If you can get the tongue high enough to lift the front trailer wheels, you would be able to do it--All if level, hard surface.
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#568128 - 06/12/17 10:59 PM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Jack T]
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I found out the hard way (stupid way?) that "hard surface" is key for these things.

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#568212 - 06/19/17 03:02 PM Re: Trailer Dolly - Have You Ever Used One? [Re: Dock Holiday]
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Buying a dolly means something else to find room for--

just get one these installed, you'll be glad you did!

[video]https://images.etrailer.com/static/image...erra-31322.webm[/video]

--I'm getting one so I can start pushing the houseboat trailer/congear backwards... smile
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