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Old 07-11-2016, 11:41 PM   #1
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Pushing a hw296 around

Wondering if I would be able to push a hw296 around to fit in the garage. I sort of wedge my current Coleman Bayside in diagonally to get it to fit. The Coleman is 2600 lbs With the hw296 being 3600 lbs and two axles, I wonder if it is even moveable without a vehicle?
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:34 AM   #2
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Unless you are a strongman contestant, I don't think you will be able to even budge it by yourself. With a couple of strong helpers you could probably turn it to angle it in. Turning against the twin axles is tough. My Fleetwood Niagara highwall was similar weight but only a single axle and I couldn't move it by myself. The fact that my tongue wheel was missing probably didn't help, but I still don't think I could've turned it in my garage.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:56 AM   #3
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I agree. A HW296 is pretty heavy. You would need a few guys to muscle it around.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:26 AM   #4
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Well.... I've pushed a full sized truck around side ways using some car dollies on all four wheels ,maybe this would hellp
1000 Lb. Capacity Vehicle Dollies 2 Pc
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:49 PM   #5
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I bought one of these. With it I could put my 6000 lb Flagstaff double axle TT anywhere I wanted it... with one hand. Traded the trailer and would love to sell the dolly... but shipping to MI would be costly.
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I think that like much of life, it depends. I have a 2016 HW276, which is smaller and lighter with a single axle. I am able to maneuver it within the garage using a Tow Tuff Adjustable Trailer Dolly with Caster. It makes maneuvering a heavy trailer a lot easier. I wouldn't try to tackle by myself any significant inclines or other obstacles.

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Old 07-12-2016, 03:53 PM   #7
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Don't buy a tow tuff dolly from harbor freight. Get the good one like sctheis shows.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:58 PM   #8
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Pushing a hw296 around

A tandem axle trailer will be difficult to move around with anything other than a tow vehicle. I used to move a tandem axle aluminum boat trailer forward and back using a tow dolly, but couldn't get enough go to turn it even a little.
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:05 PM   #9
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I bought one of these. With it I could put my 6000 lb Flagstaff double axle TT anywhere I wanted it... with one hand. Traded the trailer and would love to sell the dolly... but shipping to MI would be costly.
Have one as well, was lucky to find one gently used. I move my 35' Rockwood Signature Ultralight 8312SS with ease... #1050 TW and #8500 loaded

Even an empty utility trailer with tandem axles is all but impossible to turn by hand.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:27 PM   #10
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pushing around a trailer

I purchased a Trailer Valet from etrailer.com. Go on their web site and watch the videos. It works as advertised. I have a Rockwood Roo 21ss it moves it into a tight spot beside my garage with my 20 volt dewalt drill. One of the best purchases I have made for the trailer other than my Anderson levelers.BTW trailer weighs about 4500 lbs with all our stuff on board.
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