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rjstractor

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Super_Dave wrote:

Small forklift rental in my area is under $250 for a full day. A small Kubota is likely even cheaper.


Not a bad idea, but forklifts are usually terrible on sandy, uneven terrain (unless it's an all terrain model) and a small tractor won't have nearly enough loader capacity to handle the kingpin weight and still have enough rear wheel traction to move the trailer.

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rjstractor wrote:

Super_Dave wrote:

Small forklift rental in my area is under $250 for a full day. A small Kubota is likely even cheaper.


Not a bad idea, but forklifts are usually terrible on sandy, uneven terrain (unless it's an all terrain model) and a small tractor won't have nearly enough loader capacity to handle the kingpin weight and still have enough rear wheel traction to move the trailer.


Which is why almost every front loader manual tells you to add counterweights on the 3-pt hitch, and the company usually sells a pre-made box you can fill with whatever you like; spare wheel weights, concrete, scrap iron, etc. Counterweight on our 2 tractors with loaders are backhoes. [emoticon]

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Wiccedbug wrote:

The physics of a well oiled sanded board seem sound. If it slides well it's not going to bend the jacks. I'm going to go with this method.


The only way you won't bend the jacks if you fully retract them.

RV landing gear are surprisingly weak. Nothing like you'll find on a semi-trailer chassis.


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Years ago a fellow I knew parked his camper at a buddies place and didn't move it out when he was asked to. By the time he finally got around to moving his camper there was a 40 x 40 shop built right in font of his camper. I ended up building a simple turntable out of some pipe and an old tractor rim. We jacked his camper up slid the turntable underneath and lowered the camper down on it. Then we simply rotated the camper 90 degrees. In your case it could be rotated 180 degrees.


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This is all conjecture without a PICTURE!


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ependydad wrote:



The only way you won't bend the jacks if you fully retract them.

RV landing gear are surprisingly weak. Nothing like you'll find on a semi-trailer chassis.


Not necessary to fully retract, just enough to get them off the ground.
And many legs on semi-trailers have been bent by pushing the trailer.

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bucky wrote:

This is all conjecture without a PICTURE!

I said earlier the rv is probably junk & the neighbor built the fence to not see it. OP would have shown us if it was looking like new.

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still no answer on what was used to put it there.


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sayoung wrote:

bucky wrote:

This is all conjecture without a PICTURE!

I said earlier the rv is probably junk & the neighbor built the fence to not see it. OP would have shown us if it was looking like new.


OP said he was living in it due to losing everything in a hurricane.

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In the campground where my 5'er is parked they use a backhoe to place and remove campers in tight spaces. They back the backhoe in and use the little bucket on the back. I would think this would work even on the soft ground as they would be able to put the landing gear down before picking it up.

But again this would cost money that it doesn't seem the OP has to spend.

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