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I will try and make this short......

 

So I've been looking for a new "used" boat for a couple of months now and finally yesterday I brought one home. Its a 2010 Triton TR19 Pro. 

 

Now that all being said I should be super happy....well now I have a major problem. 

 

My old boat which was a single axle trailer. I could back it up to the garage, get it half way in and then do the rest by hand and get it into place.

 

Now I have a tandem axle trailer...and of course a much bigger boat. The boat barley fits in my garage and I was able to get it in yesterday when I got home but it took two grown men to get it done. So the big issue is how to swing a boat around with a tandem trailer?

 

At this point I feel like I made a huge mistake by buying this boat. I dont think I can move the boat around on my own like I could with my last one.....I'll need to be able to hook up at 4am and head to club tournaments...not sure what to do.

 

Here are some pics...

 

One in the sellers garage and the rest are how it's stored in my garage. 

 

Please give me some ideas how I can move this boat on my own. 

 

 

 

 

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I have a tandem, and yeah, brute force.  Even if you have one of those trailer dollies, it's hard to swing it.  You can lay a flattened cardboard box under the tires can help.  The only other thing would be to put a hitch on a riding lawn tractor, to give you some power to move it.  That's pretty much what I settled on, since my oldest son has a few trailers, plus my two boats.

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Congratulations on the new boat lilbuddy, it's a good looking ride. There are two ways I am aware of to solve this problem. A friend of mine has a 20ft boat and the same unique situation. He places teflon cutting boards on the garage floor behind the trailer tires, unhitches the trailer, then manually backs the boat up so the tires rest on the cutting boards. Since there is little friction due to using the teflon boards, he can spin the boat sideways as needed.

 

'The other option is a "vehicle positioning wheel dolly" which is how car dealerships move vehicles in their showrooms. Harbor Freight has them for $89.99.

 

Hope this is helpful. JB 

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Thanks JB and Francho...

 

@JB I did see the trailer dolly at harbor freight.....I was wondering if that would work...the reviews I read it looked like it was for a light trailer ...this boat is far from light...

 

I can try the card board box idea Francho had and the cutting boards.

 

I go this rig for a great price and hate to get rid of it. I can if I have to and not lose any money. NADA is just under 28k and this one has hds 8 2nd gen in console, hds 5 at bow and in the pic you can see one pp....I got it for 23k....the point in me telling you this is that if I HAD to get rid of it I dont think I would lose money. 

 

It drives like a champ...I drove it last sunday on the lake and even fished out of it. The seller was super nice guy...He has a new triton coming in so he had to get rid of this one. I got lucky and basically got it for his payoff.

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lilbuddy, I glad you took a look at them because I wanted to give you an idea of what that opinion looked like. I'm sure they are rated differently regarding weight, and two of them is the expensive option. Teflon boards or cutting sheets are impervious to water and as my friend likes to remind me, were $3.00 bucks each. Look forward to hearing how this works out for you and what you decided, JB 

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18 minutes ago, J._Bricker said:

lilbuddy, I glad you took a look at them because I wanted to give you an idea of what that opinion looked like. I'm sure they are rated differently regarding weight, and two of them is the expensive option. Teflon boards or cutting sheets are impervious to water and as my friend likes to remind me, were $3.00 bucks each. Look forward to hearing how this works out for you and what you decided, JB 

 

I did a google search and I dont really see teflon cutting boards..I saw something on amazon but they were like $30 each...are you talking about the thin sheets? I think you can use them for cookie sheets as well?

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Sorry, it's been a while since I had to buy a new cutting board, lol. I figured they'd be about half that. I gonna guess he uses the cookie sheets cause he knows they cost 3 bucks!

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Don't get the dolly from Harbor Freight. I have it, and it is at it's max capacity pushing my 17.5 ft Stratos on a single axle trailer around.

I would spend the money and get 2 of those wheel dollies.

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No one makes a little electric motored front back wheel? Seems like it would be a good seller. Maybe someone needs to invent one (I'm good with just 10% equity ; )

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After talking to my wife and the logistics of it all Im just going to sell it. I should be able to get what I paid. 

 

I felt I couldnt pass up the deal but now Im having major buyers remorse and I just need it gone. This was supposed to be fun but its turned into a huge problem now. 

 

Thanks for the advice and tips...best advice I had recently was when my wife said "this boat is too big and more than you need"....like most stubborn guys I ignored that advice. :-(

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Tell the wife she's wrong... It's never to big or more than you need...:respect-059:

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1 hour ago, lilbuddy said:

After talking to my wife and the logistics of it all Im just going to sell it. I should be able to get what I paid. 

 

I felt I couldnt pass up the deal but now Im having major buyers remorse and I just need it gone. This was supposed to be fun but its turned into a huge problem now. 

 

Thanks for the advice and tips...best advice I had recently was when my wife said "this boat is too big and more than you need"....like most stubborn guys I ignored that advice. :-(

Sell the house!!! Or wife, lol

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Lilbuddy, Sorry to hear about the new direction you've decided to go with this situation. If I may suggest, maybe try a couple of the aforementioned solutions before letting the boat go, I would hope the Mrs wouldn't begrudge you the opportunity. Good luck with your decision and good fishing, JB 

 

 

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I have two buddies who bought almost identical Nitro Z18s, but one got the single axle trailer and one got the double axle trailer. Guess which one is happier with his boat?

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For $40 more than the Harbor Freight ones (which I've heard don't have bearings in the castor wheels and bind under weight) you can get some better ones and a set of 4, one for each wheel. 

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAAXV48S4327

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maybe something work taking a look at:

 

https://parkit360.ca/

 

just yesterday i saw a video on facebook of a big boat being parked by one man besides a house, it barely fit in there and the guy pulled it easily... it was way bigger than a bassboat... 

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Powered trailer dollies are nice.....but a little expensive.

 

I would try 'teflon' idea....maybe those white plastic cutting boards you can get a Wal-Mart cheaply.

 

I would try some things and not be too quick to get rid of the boat.

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11 hours ago, lilbuddy said:

After talking to my wife and the logistics of it all Im just going to sell it. I should be able to get what I paid. 

 

I felt I couldnt pass up the deal but now Im having major buyers remorse and I just need it gone. This was supposed to be fun but its turned into a huge problem now. 

 

Thanks for the advice and tips...best advice I had recently was when my wife said "this boat is too big and more than you need"....like most stubborn guys I ignored that advice. :-(

This is just one guy's opinion...but no way I'd let that boat go this fast.  It's a great rig and you haven't spent much time looking for a solution to the problem.

 

Take a deep breath, step back from the edge and evaluate some of the solutions you've been presented with.

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Sorry, I'd add 3' onto the back of my garage before I let that one go! It would be a lot of work but pulling the front axle tires off would eliminate the problem with the tandems. 

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6 hours ago, frosty said:

Sorry, I'd add 3' onto the back of my garage before I let that one go! It would be a lot of work but pulling the front axle tires off would eliminate the problem with the tandems. 

 

I wouldn't suggest that.  Some if not most trailers have a "rocker" mechanism between the front and rear axle that distributes the load equally between the two axles.  When the front wheel encounters a bump, the rocker exerts a downward pressure on the rear axle.  If it encounters a depression (pot hole), the rocker exerts a lifting force on the rear axle.

 

Remove a wheel, and that axle will drop to the ground.  If the axles do not have a rocker system, removing the wheels from one axle will cut the load capacity of the trailer in half, compromising safety.

 

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2 hours ago, Fishing Rhino said:

 

I wouldn't suggest that.  Some if not most trailers have a "rocker" mechanism between the front and rear axle that distributes the load equally between the two axles.  When the front wheel encounters a bump, the rocker exerts a downward pressure on the rear axle.  If it encounters a depression (pot hole), the rocker exerts a lifting force on the rear axle.

 

Remove a wheel, and that axle will drop to the ground.  If the axles do not have a rocker system, removing the wheels from one axle will cut the load capacity of the trailer in half, compromising safety.

 

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I meant just to move it around for parking it, not driving down the road without them :lol: I know it was silly, but I'd have a hard time selling that boat because of an issue with parking that can be solved. 

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You guys really think it has 4 wheels instead of 2 for a reason?  I think so too.   

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What about just getting a good cover for it for now. Then building a carport or adding on to your garage?

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My boat doesn't fit in the garage which I thought it would.  I parked it in the driveway, and got a good cover for it. I'll eventually build a carport or get one of those temporary garages.

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