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Posted: 11/08/19 09:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Small forklift rental in my area is under $250 for a full day. A small Kubota is likely even cheaper.


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Yes backed out

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This;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qamcLAVaU


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Fisher Bill wrote:

This;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qamcLAVaU


Why?? Back under and move it!


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OP original post;
So I have a 35 ft 5th Wheel, that was put into a spot (barley) with a fence right on front of it. We had to improvise to get it unhooked but managed. Problem is now, the space between the fence and the hitch is not enough for any RV movers to even attempt to move this since they can't get their truck in there easily and we don't have any other option. Is there any way to pull this thing backwards 10 feet or so to make space for a truck to hook up? I was thinking come-a-longs to the back axle but I'm not sure of balance issues. If I bring the Jack's all the way up will the 5th wheel just fall forward if not hooked up to anything?

Edd505 wrote:

Fisher Bill wrote:

This;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qamcLAVaU


Why?? Back under and move it!


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Fisher Bill wrote:

This;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6qamcLAVaU


He will not spend the $$$ to rent a forklift for the day, he sure as heck wont pony up for that.....

I'd remove the fence, grab the 5'er, replace the fence...

Or just rent a lift for the day


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A pair of good quality car dollies under the jacks on a piece of 3/4 plywood might work. I’d prob then use a come along to pivot it around where it is accessible.

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I appreciate the actual ideas. I should of originally posted as DIY methods without wasting cash As stated before.

1. Fence is not ours, no we cannot remove it plain and simple.

2. This is in Rockport Texas, the ground is sandy and usually wet and heavy equipment without a good weight dispersion will likely get stuck, including trucks. Pull it back 10-20 ft the ground stiffens up but hookup point is sand

3. The person that put it there a few years ago is no longer around. He only did it cause he really needed some cash. Movers as I've said will not do this, it doesn't matter if we pay them, they will not attempt it unless we can pull it back some more. Noone wants to work unless its easy work.

4. This place was directly hit by the landfall of Hurricane Harvey.

5. We are not the kind of people who dont have money to waste on moving something just 50 yards, the hurricane ruined us. We live in the RV, it's not a fun time road toy.

6. There's always a way to DIY if your not lazy and I assumed someone here would have done something similar before.

The physics of a well oiled sanded board seem sound. If it slides well it's not going to bend the jacks. I'm going to go with this method.

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In that case I'd use 1 1/4" tongue and grove subfloor plywood. 4 sheets, use 2 at a time. Jacks fully up.

If possible use side straps to keep the headpin straight.


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you really need to post pictures if you want to get solid advice. Without that it is just speculations...

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