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Trailer Dolly's has any one used them? How easy or hard are they to use? I have a trailer about 3000lbs and two axels so I am told maneuvering may take some work but moving on level hard ground (not pavement) How do you think that would be?????

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If you mean a little two wheeled hitch thing to pick up the tongue, I have one and use it up to my landscape trailer, which is around 1,200 lbs. 3000 lbs - pretty high. It's about the same weight as your car, maybe - how good at pushing your car around are you?

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If it level and in neutral I can do it. Craig's list, $40.

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It probably won't be easy but, if you can move your car I'm sure you can move the trailer.
The Harbor Freight Trailer Dolly has a tongue weight of 600 lbs. so I'm guessing it's made for a fairly heavy trailer?
Maybe you can rent or borrow one to try before you buy.

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I use one with my utility trailer...works great!
They are rated at about 600 pounds (the one at Harbor Freight), so not sure what that means for a trailer weight?

There are motorized (electric or gas) ones that are available, with larger capacities....They work well, from what I hear, but most folks don't want to invest in them.


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If you are talking about the manual dollys: I am on my 2nd one. Had the light weight. Upgraded to the heavier one. Bigger pneumatic wheels. It won't move my camper in our flat yard. Does an excellent job on my utility trailer. Worked awesome with the old pop up as well.


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I've used one for moving smaller trailers and small boats around but 3000 lbs is likely in the 300 lbs of tongue weight area ad will be a handful is my guess. Possible if your on a level, poured concrete garage floor or a big, strong young man but for my 50 year old back, na ba ba na.


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This one will work for the larger trailers.
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