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Old 05-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Turning with the 19

I am wondering how tight a turning radius there is when towing a 19 footer with my Chevy Tahoe. Reason is the driveway into my back yard may allow me to turn around in one move, or it may not.

Looking to avoid backing up, etc etc.

Got a garden shed I might have to drag out of the way. The ugly terrain of my yard likely will also require some leveling with a Bobcat, so my doing accurate advance planning will make for less work, etc..

Need to know if I don't have to move that garden shed back 10 feet to get the needed space, and.... what if I do move that shed prior to bringing the 19 home, and it still prevents the turn?

See attached map of yard.
Thanks...Looking for any options/advice/calculations/experiences.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Back it in. You have to do that almost every time you camp anyway. Where do you plan to park it? That's not shown on your map.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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I know, I know. Looking to avoid the backing. Original plan was to level the gray area alongside the shed, and park backed up to fenceline. (Then build carport shelter anchored beside that shed after moving it back to fenceline). This may be my best move.

I was just out there and after cleaning area out some still couldn't do a circle with the Tahoe alone! Now, it's looking like I will have to do my backing into the yard from the street.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #4
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Actually you may be okay. With a total length of approximately 40' hooked up, you pull in forward as far as possible and back the trailer next to the shed, pull forward into garage and then back the trailer and do a "K" turn and you should be able to pull out.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:22 AM   #5
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Unless your road is a super busy one, I too would just back it in from their. It would save lots of manoeuvring otherwise.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:08 AM   #6
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If you are not keen on backing in (which is the simplest solution), you could try out one of these powered trailer dollies. There seems to be a whole range of types available if you do a web search.

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Old 05-29-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
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That is a Parkit360. It does work well. Here is their web site: Parkit360 Power Dolly
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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That is a Parkit360. It does work well. Here is their web site: Parkit360 Power Dolly
danandbea, have you ever moved a 19' with that one??
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Clearly, I jumped the gun with this turning radius thing. What was I thinking?(!) You reach a certain age, you only want to do stuff the easy way--no more heavy lifting. Fortunately my back's not to the wall. Am on a very short, dead end, dirt road. I can back it, and I also like the Parkit360. We shall see. Much thanks!
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Found this for much less but you have to use people power.

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