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    Motorized Trailer Dolly

    Last week I needed to relocate my trailer to a storage unit and due to the length of my truck combined with the length of the trailer I could not maneuver around two tight corners and back it up into the unit. I purchased a trailer dolly from harbor freight and was able to get it into position, but it was a huge struggle and I'm not as young as I use to be. So my quest was to redesign the dolly and make moving the trailer out of storage an easy task. This is what I came up with...


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    Great idea. I also have one of those dollys and not only is it flimsy, it rusted away in no time. Very little useable left.

    Good straight ahead vid with not too much filler. A couple of details would be nice like what are your sprockets and were you able to get them at harbor freight to or? You mention the started pack, what do you recommend?

    I like the soft castors too.

    Besides a small but very heavy duty trailer I move around periodically, this would also be a great solution to power a solution for lifting and moving big 1/2 barrel pots which we've got and have had to move. This opens up a lot of possibilities for moving heavy stuff besides a trailer.

    Great job and thanks for posting.

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    I posted the links to sprockets and the starter pack in the description, didn't think about them not showing up when the video was posted in a forum. I actually got most of the stuff from Menards and Rural King.

    48 tooth sprocket #40 http://amzn.to/2pgCjrd
    21 tooth sprocket #40 http://amzn.to/2oT0uZo
    #40 Roller Chain http://amzn.to/2oSMw9Q

    Jump-N-Carry Battery Pack http://amzn.to/2oTaXUr

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    Thanks ibdilbert! We've added your Motorized Trailer Dolly to our Trailers and Towing category,
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    Trailer dolly

    Quote Originally Posted by ibdilbert View Post
    Last week I needed to relocate my trailer to a storage unit and due to the length of my truck combined with the length of the trailer I could not maneuver around two tight corners and back it up into the unit. I purchased a trailer dolly from harbor freight and was able to get it into position, but it was a huge struggle and I'm not as young as I use to be. So my quest was to redesign the dolly and make moving the trailer out of storage an easy task. This is what I came up with...

    Great job on the trailer dolly.


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