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Old 04-06-2017, 08:57 AM   #11
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I haven't seen Chris' solution. Do you have a link to a thread? I'm not sure you could use a A-frame to the king pin if you had to pivot the whole thing up to slide it under the frame unless the connection to the kin pin would be removeable or would telescope once the Power Mover was in place.
It is on his blog, and I attached a photo above. The A frame would go back to the dolly from the lower frame corners, not to the king pin.
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I would just weld/bolt a 2 5/16" ball on top having an Anderson Ultimate, but with a regular hitch, I imagine it would be easy to do something like a cup that holds the pin. No need to lock anything down while moving at a crawl.
With the type of unit posted you cannot use a ball. There needs to be a rigid attachment to the frame. The small wheels on the unit come up off the ground when in use.

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It does indicate that fifth wheel adapters would need to be fabricated by a welder, but sketches are available upon request. If it were me I would speak with the company who has probably seen a few things go wrong since 1967 and can help with a safe, efficient setup.

I would also seriously consider the kit or some other modification that allowed one to engage the trailer brakes. The unit does not have a braking feature.
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With the type of unit posted you cannot use a ball. There needs to be a rigid attachment to the frame. The small wheels on the unit come up off the ground when in use.
I agree this design dolly is not optimal, but you could do this with the setup I described. All the ball is, is a connection point. It does not swivel at all.

After believing I was thinking outside the box with this idea, I found something very similar online. I will try to find it.
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That was easy, I had it bookmarked. A picture (video) is worth a thousand words.

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Old 04-06-2017, 10:13 AM   #15
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How will you move a 5.0 with that, are they not set up for pull behind units?
Honestly I do not know if it will work ? but it should, I like the fact that it has a small footprint and fairly light (77 lb I put it in the back of the truck) and the price was right $650. If it does not work I will have no problem selling it to some one with a bumper pull.
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ooooh... what's the brand/model of this power mover?
Hi Donna, It is a power caster pc-2. I will post with the results wish me luck.
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Hi Donna, It is a power caster pc-2. I will post with the results wish me luck.
Thanks for the info and absolutely wish you luck!
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:33 AM   #18
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I agree this design dolly is not optimal, but you could do this with the setup I described. All the ball is, is a connection point. It does not swivel at all.

After believing I was thinking outside the box with this idea, I found something very similar online. I will try to find it.
Hi Jim, That is exactly what I am doing. The owner of power caster gave me a rough sketch of the adapter/A-frame. This is what I've got so far. Please note the adapter metal is much thicker than needed but it was all I could find with the right dimensions.
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Hi Jim, That is exactly what I am doing. The owner of power caster gave me a rough sketch of the adapter/A-frame. This is what I've got so far. Please note the adapter metal is much thicker than needed but it was all I could find with the right dimensions.
That looks great. Plenty strong. It should certainly do the trick. I would consider using 1/4" pins to connect both ends of the angle pieces to make it easier to store.

Looking forward to seeing the video of it in action.
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That looks great. Plenty strong. It should certainly do the trick. I would consider using 1/4" pins to connect both ends of the angle pieces to make it easier to store.
You got it. Don't know about a video , all you would hear is my wife screaming "Left I mean Right! Oh STOPPPP!"
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