Post by universalexports on Jun 27, 2011 0:29:23 GMT -5
not sure where to put this, but, I was looking at moving my camper into my garage, where it is dry and I have a great heater to do my remodel this winter,,, but I have a problem, my camper is about 6 foot 10 inches, if I remove the wheels, axles, and springs, and my garage door is 7 foot.
anyone found an easy way around this???
I am thinking remove the wheels, axles and springs, and sit the camper down on 1/2 inch plywood with long wood dowels under it, to allow it to roll. then push it into the garage.
Take the wheels off, lower the trailer onto the spring shackle bolts. We put 2 liter pop bottle caps on the bolts (slides easier). A little butyl tape inside the bottle cap will keep them in place while you lower trailer. Using the safety chain, have two people pulling the trailer in a zig zag motion, one person pushing on the alternate back corners will help. Once inside, you can put the wheels back on. We've been doing this for 3 years now. No damage to the trailer. Works great.
Sorry, read my 1st post again, my camper is 6 foot 10 with the wheels axles and tires REMOVED! which means if it was setting with the frame on the ground it is 6'8" so I would have to have some dolly wheels or something that is less than 2 inches tall to slide it around on, or soap the floor and slide it on its frame. it's over 8 feet as it sits normally. but this is an old thread, I have since bought a carport for it.
Go to harbor freight and buy the dollys for about $50 for a pair. Jack up frame remove wheel and lower hub onto steel dolly cradle. You could place a folded towel if you are concerned about scratching hub. And that should give you about six inches