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Old 08-29-2016, 04:44 PM   #11
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Can you let 3" of air out of the tires, roll it back, then reinflate?
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:45 PM   #12
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No wheels

Some folks just take off the wheels and roll the trailer in on the brake drums.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:49 PM   #13
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Nice to have a shakeout site SO close to home!
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:57 PM   #14
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Can you raise the carport? Had to do that at my last house; bought concrete form tubes , dug holes for under the legs, and poured footings to add another 6 inches in height. Bolted old legs to the new forms when dry. Pretty simple.
This sounds like an easy solution, as long as one side is not attached to a building like some are.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:01 PM   #15
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Glad it went good for you. It just keeps getting better. Give a call if you have any questions.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:04 PM   #16
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Some folks just take off the wheels and roll the trailer in on the brake drums.
You are kidding?
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:14 PM   #17
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You are kidding?
Nope. It's a viable solution for some folks, like when it's a garage and it won't clear the door. Gives you another 4-5 inches or so. Since the trailer isn't traveling more than a few feet, and that's just rolling it slowly, it does no harm to the axles/drums.

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In 1982 - 1984 I commuted into New Yawk City 2 to 3 days a week. There are two Hudson River tunnels connecting NJ & NYC. The tunnel height in the middle is shorter than on the NJ side and about once a month a tractor trailer would get stuck in the middle. They deflated the trucks tires and pulled the truck out of the tunnel. I'm not really sure why I added that, but I remembered it when it was suggested to deflate your tires a wee bit.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:36 PM   #19
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Clearance issue

For not too much money you could get some big box steel tubing and have plates welded on each end that match the bolt pattern on the car port supports and raise it just enough th clear plus a couple safety inches. 1/4 inch thick wall by 2 inches square is only about $ 6.00 a foot.
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Nope. It's a viable solution for some folks, like when it's a garage and it won't clear the door. Gives you another 4-5 inches or so. Since the trailer isn't traveling more than a few feet, and that's just rolling it slowly, it does no harm to the axles/drums.

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A very bad idea. It would be better to bolt on a set of rims without tires. Cast machined brake drums are not designed for side loading. Have you actually
tried this ?
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