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Posted: 11/25/19 05:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you get someone with a truck to move it for you is there a reason the slides would need to be pulled in? Why not leave them out?


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Posted: 11/25/19 06:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

KSBOWMAN has your cheapest and a very good way to do it, with the right tools it,ll move with ease.

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Posted: 11/25/19 09:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

4x4ord wrote:

If you get someone with a truck to move it for you is there a reason the slides would need to be pulled in? Why not leave them out?


The OP explained in his first post that the new carpet is too thick.


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4X4ord is suggesting leaving the slides out because of the thick carpet. If it was my trailer and the ground was really level I would try it. As long as you ease the trailer gently into motion I would think it will work without damage. Maybe a 4x4 in low range and let it idle back then put it in neutral and let it coast to a stop.


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4X4ord is suggesting leaving the slides out because of the thick carpet. If it was my trailer and the ground was really level I would try it. As long as you ease the trailer gently into motion I would think it will work without damage. Maybe a 4x4 in low range and let it idle back then put it in neutral and let it coast to a stop.


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Sounds to me that OP just needs to get someone to hitch up and move it. Chris

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Thanks again for the advice. I’ve spoken to a man who’s going to move it for me the conventional way. Better safe than sorry.

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JMO, but that is not something I would do, especially with the slides extended. You can always find someone with a FW hitch to move it, even if you have to pay someone.

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Thought I'd give a final update on this. The man came and moved it for me with no damage or major issues. One small problem we had though was that the streetside rear slide didn't want to pass by the service pole. Originally I told you all that I didn't want to pull in the slides because of the carpet but before the man came to move it I had sealed around the leaking slide with a high grade duck tape to try to stop the leaking until my carport/shed arrives, so I really, really didn't want to pull them in. I also didn't know if there was a way to bring in just the one slide that was in the way. Anyway,after about 20 attempts pulling forward and backing up, (there was very little room to back up), we were getting closer but it was obvious that we either would never clear it or it would take all day. So we actually hooked a chain to the top of the service pole and I pulled it back about 6-8 inches with my truck and we were able to just barely get by it. After that the rest was easy. I got it setup again on blocks and it's all straight now. I actually took more time on my setup this time and made absolutely sure it was level in every direction and double blocked it so it's nice and stable. I really just wanted to thank everyone who replied. I can't tell you how much it means to have people so willing to offer advice when you really need it.

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No way I would do that.
OTOH there is really no need to move it. I have seen them built over existing structures and even had one built on my own lot. While I did move my trailer out during the construction of my roof, it would not have been in the way if I had left it.
If the company doing the work is OK with it, just leave it in place.

EDIT, sorry - didn't see your update. Glad it worked out.

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