5th wheel dolly

any recommendations for a manual or motorized 5th wheel dolly to move a 35' big horn 100 feet on level asphalt? I can only find motorized dollies for $4-5000.... for moving a 5th wheel rig on a residential driveway....
 

rhodies1

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If you are only moving it this distance,it maybe worth your while to contact a RV transporter,
Its most like likely much cheaper.
 

sengli

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The only ones I have ever seen advertised were for travel trailers. I didnt even realize they make them for fifth wheels. Unlike travel trailers, the pin weights on a fifth wheel are thousands of pounds, verses TT usually in the hundreds.
 
If you are only moving it this distance,it maybe worth your while to contact a RV transporter,
Its most like likely much cheaper.
Thx for the reply.
Once I drop off the rig. The RV transporter will drive over my grass.
To back up to the rig will much harder. So I was hoping to find a dolly
 

rhodies1

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If you have to drive over your grass then I would be very careful about using a dolly. I suspect the stance and wheels would be much smaller than a truck.
 
Agree. Won’t pull the dolly across the grass.
I want to back the rig up on the asphalt driveway to the front yard so I can have a truck come around and in front of it so the driver can back out onto the street.
 

taskswap

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They make them but they sure are expensive. Here's one. Be prepared for sticker price shock.

If you only have to do this a few times (maybe even just once?) maybe you could take a page out of my dealer's book. When I was there last they were using a skid loader to move RVs around. Most of the mid-sized and up ones are strong enough to do the job, and they turn on a dime so they're easy to maneuver in tight areas. They can be rented for 4 hours at a time from most big box hardware stores and rental centers, and if you got one with adjustable forks you could probably figure out a way to temporarily chain your hitch onto it. Some plywood would protect your grass. This would be incredibly dangerous and I 100% do not recommend attempting this (but it's what I'd do...)

If you do, make sure you Youtube it :D
 
They make them but they sure are expensive. Here's one. Be prepared for sticker price shock.

If you only have to do this a few times (maybe even just once?) maybe you could take a page out of my dealer's book. When I was there last they were using a skid loader to move RVs around. Most of the mid-sized and up ones are strong enough to do the job, and they turn on a dime so they're easy to maneuver in tight areas. They can be rented for 4 hours at a time from most big box hardware stores and rental centers, and if you got one with adjustable forks you could probably figure out a way to temporarily chain your hitch onto it. Some plywood would protect your grass. This would be incredibly dangerous and I 100% do not recommend attempting this (but it's what I'd do...)

If you do, make sure you Youtube it :D
Yep
Found that one before.
The skid loader is an interesting idea.
Thx
 
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