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Posted: 07/27/20 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To make it even easier you can get a powered trailer dolly mover. That will make it easy to get it into the spot.


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What happens if you just leave it right where your outline is, doesn't look like it'll be in the way of the garage, or the shed door, doesn't look like you can go back much more before turning, without hitting the neighbors house.


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We have a similar set up, plus our driveway to backyard was a couple hundred feet long. The first few times backing in with virtually no clearance on either side took a couple hours. No joke!! After a few trips we had it down to 30 minutes. We had to go soooo slowly making constant corrections. If I knew how to post a photo I would. I stood behind the backup camera and used hand signals. Our roof gutter on the house has a few dents as a souvenir to our early attempts. No damage to the fiver.
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I have a similar setup. I've been doing it for 16 years now. It's gotten easier and quicker, though still not a piece of cake. I think with a mover dolly it should be simple.

As someone else mentioned, you could round off that roof corner. We had that done. Just a 45 degree cut that removed about 18" of the corner. It still looks good too.


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How often are you planning on using the trailer? If it's only a few times a year it might not be too bad. but if you're going camping every month or so, backing into that tight spot is going to get old quick. I have 4 or 5 ft of space to play with when I back in my trailer, and it still takes a few tries most of the time. And even a small bit of damage from hitting one side or another could add up to an expensive repair.

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TurnThePage wrote:

I have a similar setup. I've been doing it for 16 years now. It's gotten easier and quicker, though still not a piece of cake. I think with a mover dolly it should be simple.

As someone else mentioned, you could round off that roof corner. We had that done. Just a 45 degree cut that removed about 18" of the corner.
I did that with a truck at a place I worked years ago. Quite unintentionally of course. [emoticon] [emoticon]

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Yes, it might fit. Do yourself a favor. Every time you get it in there without damaging something, put $50 in a coffee can. That way you'll have a good start for when you do tear up your house roof, gutter, shed and or the camper.


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If your garage is attached to the main house I would recommend checking with zoning.

There is usually a minimum distance that has to be maintained between the garage and trailer. If the trailer is inhabited by a relative or anyone in the family the required distance increases. The zoning inspectors look for a sewer, water or power hooked up.

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Have to laugh here, didn't realize so many were in my shoes.

I've hit the house once attempting by myself so now will only try with wife.....it's also slow motion pulling trailer out.

Staying relaxed is key.

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