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Old 06-25-2010, 08:21 AM   #11
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You might want to have a back up plan. I used a set of 4 of the car dollies that I got from Harbor Frieght that I used to move a 1964 Chevy on a concrete floor and one of the wheels broke off at preciesly the wrong time.


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Old 06-25-2010, 09:52 AM   #12
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The easier it is to access the more likely you are to use it

I looked at your diagram and it would work if you were only going to store the rig and weren't planning on using it. Having to find hefty guys to help in addition to purchasing the dollies would seem to tip the scale in favor of another solution.

From your diagram with the top of the page being North, I'd build an addition along that North Wall the width of the the unit plus enough on either side so you can extend the sides and still walk around / work easily. I would probably also build enough length so that the tow vehicle also fits inside, just to make it easier to get everything hooked up and loaded while still protected from the weather. I don't know what kind of services you have run out to the barn already, but turning the area into a wash bay might save you additional time later - tile the walls, put in a drain pump system to the septic field etc. There may be an advantage to putting RV doors on either end - either for pull through or access.

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Old 06-25-2010, 10:48 AM   #13
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As mention it seems to be a lot of work, if you don't mine me asking why park it in the barn? I could see the reason if it was winter time. At work we have dollies that are used to move air craft around in the museum.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:32 PM   #14
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adding next to the barn a bay would require some hefty tree moving as the woods start only small car witdth away. The south side of the barn when looking at the diagram is more or less cut into a slope so I can't go that way pull threw can't haooen as I am only a few feet from property line that is woods plus my budget is gone for awhile with the new trailer so adding on would not happen for awhile. The trailer would only be pushed sideways in the winter for long term storage unless it was easy to do than I could push it over and keep day to day stuff open tractor tools mower etc. . Ĥ As far as keeping it inside, the trailer will hold up better inside vs out since we are more weekend campers I don't need it every day. I have the barn so I might as well use it.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:43 AM   #15
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Makes sense for seasonal storage and I agree with keeping it in the barn if possible, As I mentioned earlier it would hinder spur of the moment trips if it was kept in there all the time.

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