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Old 03-10-2012, 12:29 PM
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Just wanted to pass along a great idea that JFT noted buried in another thread about using black garbage bags under the tires to move a tandem axle trailer in the garage. Tried it today and it was just like moving my old single axle. If you move it far you'll have to move the bags but it spins around like nothing. Not trying to take credit, just putting a great idea on top. Pure genius.
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Which axle did you put them under?? Wiredog
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Both. Put bags in front of tires. Rolled boat trailer forward on them and then spun it. Really easy and little effort needed. I kept the bags folded up so they were about a foot square.
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A lot more expensive then trash bags but this is what I use to spin my tandom trailer to get it to fit in the garage.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...chanical+dolly
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Both. Put bags in front of tires. Rolled boat trailer forward on them and then spun it. Really easy and little effort needed. I kept the bags folded up so they were about a foot square.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:40 PM
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What a great idea! I wonder if those disks they sell to slide heavy furniture would work also?
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A lot more expensive then trash bags but this is what I use to spin my tandom trailer to get it to fit in the garage.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...chanical+dolly
Do lift a whole side with that, or just one of the tires.
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Do lift a whole side with that, or just one of the tires.
They slide around the tire then contract together which raises the tire only slightly off the ground allowing the trailer to be moved side to side.Need 2 one for each side.Very fast and easy to move trailer in and out of position.

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Old 03-31-2012, 06:27 PM
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Just used the garbage bag idea, WOW what a difference. Thanks again for the suggestion. It will save my back a little pain every time I have to move the boat around.
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Garbage bags are way cheaper.
Basically you are having one layer of plastic slide on the other layer of plastic; hence the easy moving.

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