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Old 07-16-2014, 09:03 AM
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How to spin a tandem axle trailer?

I just upgraded boats and my new one has a tandem axle trailer. To get it in my garage, I've got to basically jack-knife the truck to make it work. The old boat with the single axle was easy, this one...not so much.

Does anyone have tricks to make your TA trailer spin? The first time I put it in the garage I threw down corn meal under the tires, it was okay. I'm thinking dish soap, but that'd probably be a bigger mess than the corn meal. What about big sheets of cardboard? Any other ideas? I'm willing to try.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:09 AM
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I used to use a sheet of plastic folded over so its double layer. Helped slide but its still not that much fun. Some say sand works too and would seem to be an easier clean up but never used that method.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:11 AM
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I just upgraded boats and my new one has a tandem axle trailer. To get it in my garage, I've got to basically jack-knife the truck to make it work. The old boat with the single axle was easy, this one...not so much.

Does anyone have tricks to make your TA trailer spin? The first time I put it in the garage I threw down corn meal under the tires, it was okay. I'm thinking dish soap, but that'd probably be a bigger mess than the corn meal. What about big sheets of cardboard? Any other ideas? I'm willing to try.
Don't know, how much the cost.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:46 AM
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Those are like 150 bucks a piece. Kind of steep. At that point you could start looking at motorized trailer dollys
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:49 AM
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Those are like 150 bucks a piece. Kind of steep. At that point you could start looking at motorized trailer dollys
I have seen them cheaper
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:00 AM
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You can get them at Harbor Freight for $80 and if you can find one of the 20% off coupons, you can get them for $65 each.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:05 AM
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You can get cheap furniture dollies and throw them under the tires. It may be more of a pain if you have to do it very often, but thats what I use for the winter time. I put my boat up on the dollies and I can push it all the way against the wall in my garage to make as much space as possible. I think they are about $20 bucks at harbor freight
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:11 AM
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Just take off 2 tires..
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:14 AM
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Troy, a couple pics would help here. I never have a problem backing my tandem wherever it needs to go. Are you on concrete or asphalt?
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:42 AM
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Just take off 2 tires..

I actually thought about that.


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