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Old 04-06-2017, 12:29 AM   #1
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Moving Bear

I have decided to park Bear (5.0TA) further back on our property. There is not enough room to accommodate this maneuver with our Tow. I have been keeping my eye out for a nice gently used Power Caster PC-2 and a nice one popped up. I have started fabricating an adapter / A - frame, will see how it goes.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:10 AM   #2
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How will you move a 5.0 with that, are they not set up for pull behind units?
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I would be extremely concerned about stability. Should that device topple, you are not going to be able to prevent undesired movement. Even if deployed so that there is an inch or two of clearance, I would not want the weight of a 5.0TA slamming down on the landing gear. Perhaps if the device had a much larger footprint. One wrong move could result in serious damage. Perhaps Bear would be better off "hibernating" in his/her current den. But good luck with your endeavor. Please let us know how it turns out.
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I have looked at Power Movers on the off chance I may need one.

If you stabilize the dolly that the OP picked up with a solid vertical connection, with an A frame from it to the corners of the trailer, it will be very stable. This would be no different then than using it with a bumper pull trailer.

Leaving the landing gear close to the ground as you move it will make it safe no matter what happens.

As long as the dolly can handle the weight, you can do like Chris R did add a attachment point to the frame. Of course, the dolly Chris used is much more stable on it's own. This is a more simple connection.

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Old 04-06-2017, 07:30 AM   #5
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I have looked at Power Movers on the off chance I may need one.

If you stabilize the dolly that the OP picked up with a solid vertical connection, with an A frame from it to the corners of the trailer, it will be very stable. This would be no different then than using it with a bumper pull trailer.

Leaving the landing gear close to the ground as you move it will make it safe no matter what happens.

As long as the dolly can handle the weight, you can do like Chris R did add a attachment point to the frame. Of course, the dolly Chris used is much more stable on it's own. This is a more simple connection.

Jim, I presume that would be stable if going over even ground. I would be a bit concerned. If it does turn out to be stable, I might be interested in doing it myself. How would you attach the king pin to it? Or would the king pin sit in a cup?
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How would you attach the king pin to it? Or would the king pin sit in a cup?
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.
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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.
I wonder if you could modify it to slide at an angle under the frame below the propane compartment and then pivoted down to engage the frame with a three sided channel. A low contact point would definitely improve stability and if the channel were wide enough, would eliminate the need for an A-frame assembly. Do you think that would be possible?
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I wonder if you could modify it to slide at an angle under the frame below the propane compartment and then pivoted down to engage the frame with a three sided channel. A low contact point would definitely improve stability and if the channel were wide enough, would eliminate the need for an A-frame assembly. Do you think that would be possible?
Do you mean like Chris R's solution? Though with an A frame back to a post to the king pin, that would make the point under it very solid, just not as simple.
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ooooh... what's the brand/model of this power mover?
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Do you mean like Chris R's solution? Though with an A frame back to a post to the king pin, that would make the point under it very solid, just not as simple.
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.
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