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Island Mike    Posted 09-20-2018 at 23:31:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Red neck hitch
  • The rolling condo has been moved. The RC is a large fifth wheel trailer that weighs about 8,800 pounds. The belch mobile, Greeny my 78 Chev 3/4 ton, has a goose neck hitch.
    I checked my firewood pile and found a solid piece of balsam, 16 inch diameter.
    I backed Greeny under the RC to check the height for the hitch. Also 16 inches. I made a 4 inch deep hole for the goose neck ball, and a 3 inch deep hole for the trailer hitch part. Plunked the wood/log on top of the ball, and braced it in all directions with 6 X 2. Backed it under and dropped the trailer on top, and took a lunch break, and it started raining. The RC needed to go backwards up a slight rise on grass. We had just enough traction, and after a bunch of going back and forth, the RC is now in its new spot, and I have a clear area to start work on the new cottage. Still raining and there is no way I could have moved it any later than I did. Unless I used chains.

    Island Mike

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-29-2018 at 04:28:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Gotta hand it to those Chevys.
    And your resourcefulness...

    This garage was here at home but it had to go to make room for a new addition we put on.
    I hated to tear it down because other than needing paint it was still in good condition.
    So I picked it up and set it on my trailer then hauled it about 120 miles to my property.
    It is just sitting on a gravel pad on treated 2x6s.
    The cost to move it was about half of what it would have cost me for dump fees if I tore it down. It was a fun adventure.

    dave#1    Posted 09-21-2018 at 22:57:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very nice !
    Sounds like a stunt that I would do !

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 09-21-2018 at 07:03:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yankee ingenuity! But you're on the wrong side of the line! Congratulations!


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