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Old 06-19-2014, 11:39 PM   #1
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Parking in Tight Places Question

We just purchased a 2014 Grey Wolf 29DSFB, 35' TT. We love it so far and have had no issues pulling it or getting into a few back-in camping spots. Where I have a problem is, trying to park it on our RV pad next to the house. I'm wondering what my options would be to make it simpler on myself instead of backing it in with my truck. I've already damaged the rear the first time I parked it behind the fence. The damage isn't too bad but I don't want to worry about damaging it again when storing it at home.

Does anyone have any suggestions, like.... Lawn tractor, if so, what size\HP should I look for that can handle the 7700lbs and more since I have to drive it up a standard pitch driveway. I've also been looking at a Parkit360 power trailer dolly, the P360XL model that can handle 11000lbs.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Old 06-20-2014, 04:20 AM   #2
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More practice parking and a good spotter. Take it slow. That's all you need.

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Old 06-20-2014, 06:19 AM   #3
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More practice parking and a good spotter. Take it slow. That's all you need.
X2! Practice...spotter...slow.

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Old 06-20-2014, 06:37 AM   #4
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Check out the video of the front-mounted hitch from Bodiak. Might be the answer to help you maneuver your trailer into a tight parking space.

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Old 06-20-2014, 06:44 AM   #5
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practice, practice, practice,

but if your able to back it in on a pad or site at a CG, then parking it at your house should be easy.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:51 AM   #6
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I'd be very hesitant to use a power unit on anything beyond a flat floor. Once that weight gets momentum, things can happen really fast.
A good spotter with a radio and marks where you want to stop on the pad so you can get it there every time will help. A pair of chocks that you back up to may make it even easier.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:32 AM   #7
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As everyone said. Practice practice is the key. I have a place behind our house and I put down a couple 2x10's that I always sit the wheels on. I can back the trailer up on them everytime now with no help just the mirrors. Maybe put boards down or paint a block of space where you want the tires and you can easily see that in your mirrors so when you are centered in those spots you are done and won't hit anything assuming everything is where it is supposed to be in your yard.

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Old 06-22-2014, 08:34 AM   #8
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Has anyone suggested a good spotter and a ton of practice yet?
If not I do.

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:10 AM   #9
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The best advice I could give is to not get frustrated. If you start to get flustered get out of the TV, walk around the spot your backing in to and take a couple of breaths. It's not a race.

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