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Old 05-11-2016, 10:18 PM   #101
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:57 AM   #102
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Hope this is still on topic. But how about backing a 21TA into a barn into a tight place is there a way to do this without a vehicle? I have a tight place in a barn I would like to park the trailer into but need to place the trailer precisely. Can this be done?
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:03 AM   #103
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But how about backing a 21TA into a barn into a tight place is there a way to do this without a vehicle? I have a tight place in a barn I would like to park the trailer into but need to place the trailer precisely. Can this be done?
Yes, it can be done. I suggest starting with a Google search of EscapeForum for "power dolly".
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:26 AM   #104
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Hope this is still on topic. But how about backing a 21TA into a barn into a tight place is there a way to do this without a vehicle? I have a tight place in a barn I would like to park the trailer into but need to place the trailer precisely. Can this be done?
I back my 21 into a narrow spot (12 ft wide) using a rear camera aimed at a target on the back wall of the shop after backing around a 90 degree curved driveway. I use 2 pieces of white PVC pipe around 12 ft long to help me align with the open bay in the shop so it goes in parallel to the side walls of the shop.

Curious if you want to park the rig without a vehicle how you get it out of storage without using a vehicle, though.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:15 AM   #105
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Yes, it can be done. I suggest starting with a Google search of EscapeForum for "power dolly".
You may get something on power dolly but I get anything else. Not sure I have ever searched for anything and found it.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:29 AM   #106
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Hope this is still on topic. But how about backing a 21TA into a barn into a tight place is there a way to do this without a vehicle? I have a tight place in a barn I would like to park the trailer into but need to place the trailer precisely. Can this be done?
If you have access to a midsize compact tractor, a three point hitch setup on the back or a quick attach bucket replacing hitch on the front will allow you to wiggle the trailer into tighter spaces than would be possible with your tow vehicle. We had a set of forks on a 40 hp size compact tractor with a hole burned through the end of one of the pallet fork tips. We would attach an inch and 7/8 ball through the hole and Jack some pretty large flatbed trailers into tight spaces for winter storage. The 1 7/8 ball works for everything at storage speeds. Just a thought.
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If you have access to a midsize compact tractor, a three point hitch setup on the back or a quick attach bucket replacing hitch on the front will allow you to wiggle the trailer into tighter spaces than would be possible with your tow vehicle. We had a set of forks on a 40 hp size compact tractor with a hole burned through the end of one of the pallet fork tips. We would attach an inch and 7/8 ball through the hole and Jack some pretty large flatbed trailers into tight spaces for winter storage. The 1 7/8 ball works for everything at storage speeds. Just a thought.
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Yep. Without our little Kubota we wouldn't even be able to turn our trailer around at the top of our uphill 1/4 mile long driveway. I've got the 3 point hitch setup, but may move to one attached to the front bucket - my neck gets sore trying to crank it around like an owl.
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Hope this is still on topic. But how about backing a 21TA into a barn into a tight place is there a way to do this without a vehicle? I have a tight place in a barn I would like to park the trailer into but need to place the trailer precisely. Can this be done?
I back my 21 into a narrow spot (12 ft wide) using a rear camera aimed at a target on the back wall of the shop after backing around a 90 degree curved driveway. I use 2 pieces of white PVC pipe around 12 ft long to help me align with the open bay in the shop so it goes in parallel to the side walls of the shop.

Curious if you want to park the rig without a vehicle how you get it out of storage without using a vehicle, though.
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:21 PM   #109
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Not sure I have ever searched for anything and found it.
I don't use the forum's search tool - that's why I linked a site-specific Google search. Click my link and you get a whole page of relevant topics in this forum, and that's a pretty typical experience using Google to search with well-chosen keywords.

Often people asking questions just need to know that the topic has been discussed before, and what keywords might lead to useful threads.
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:25 PM   #110
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If you have access to a midsize compact tractor, a three point hitch setup on the back or a quick attach bucket replacing hitch on the front will allow you to wiggle the trailer into tighter spaces than would be possible with your tow vehicle.
This is a common solution for RV dealerships, who need to maneuver a lot of trailers in tight spaces. Of course most people don't have a tractor, but if you have a barn...
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