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    Senior Member GoVols's Avatar
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    trailer dolly?

    I'm trying to store an 18' Regal in my garage. I figured I'd just push it around in the garage, but I've drastically underestimated the difficulty in doing so. I can barely move the 4K lb boat and trailer! I am thinking about getting a manual trailer dolly, but i'm not sure if that would make it much easier or not. They also make powered dollies, but those thing are some $$$. Anyone here have experience with these?
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    Dunno. A new jack wheel would be a lot cheaper.

    Do you have a lawn tractor or golf cart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stmbtwle View Post
    Do you have a lawn tractor or golf cart?
    LOL! I sold the riding lawn mower to make room for the boat in the garage! I have a lawn service now anyway.
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    Bummer!

    50 years ago my dad put a hitch on the FRONT of his car for that purpose... If I recall it was offset to the right so he could see. Still, you'd probably need someone to signal for you.
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    just go to google and type in "trailer dolly" i moved a 19ft rinker by myselff easily with it.northern tool,sears and others have them.
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    Pointing my 3400# cuddy with a manual trailer dolly was pretty easy, but getting it moving (and stopped!) required significant effort. A flat, level, smooth surface for all 3 points of contact is a must.
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    Get a smaller boat?
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    Is it 1 or 2 axles ? If it is 2 axles you will not push it around, only back and forth.

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    It's an 18' runabout on a single axle trailer. I've been reading a lot of reviews of these things over the internet and I think I'm going to buy one and try it out......saving the receipt!

    As always, thanks for the advice guys!
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    I'm all for hitch dolly's, but if your jack wheel works okay, get a couple of these and put under the trailer's wheels, then you can just shove the whole boat into a corner with little effort at all..

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