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Old 07-20-2019, 05:57 PM   #1
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Bottom clearance

I have a travel trailer that I would like to put in my back driveway. My problem is when I back it in at the start of the driveway the bottom of the trailer hits the sidewalk because of the approach angle. The two ideas that I have are one to get a adjustable ball and hitch the trailer lower so the rear of the trailer would be higher.

The second idea is buy or rent a power dolly. Or a hand dolly and move it by man handle the trailer after I pull the trailer straight in.

Does any one know if you can rent a power dolly.

Any suggestions or comments
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We had a pop-up camper that would bottom out due to a gutter gulley and the slope of our driveway. We would just put a few 2 2x10s down and it would lift it just enough to clear.

It was annoying and a hassle to get lined up but it actually worked well.
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We had a pop-up camper that would bottom out due to a gutter gulley and the slope of our driveway. We would just put a few 2 2x10s down and it would lift it just enough to clear.

It was annoying and a hassle to get lined up but it actually worked well.
I have to use "curb ramps" I built in order to get my TT over the sidewalk and through the disguised gate in my fence.

I used several pieces of varying width 2X material to fill the gap between ramp and street/gutter so it wouldn't flex and break as the truck and trailer passed over.
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