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#71 Chain

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 01:34 AM

Camper on the cart

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#72 Chain

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Posted 09 January 2022 - 08:04 PM

I built a dolly for my Grandby, and I thought I’d give some information about my experience. I used 6x2 wheels of very good quality rated at 1200 lbs each, two fixed, two swivel. I did my framing differently and have a plywood deck, but to each his own on that. I built a quality dolly, as I’m sure you will. What I wanted to convey is that, even with good quality casters, the camper does not just roll around easily even on perfectly smooth concrete. Also, the swivel casters don’t easily swivel under that load. My garage floor slab has a slight slope of 4 inches in 24 feet, which makes it even harder. Moving the camper by myself is very difficult and involves wrenching the casters around when I want to change direction. Even with two people it’s not easy.

I just want you to have realistic expectations for a dolly like that. Bigger, more narrow casters might make it work better.

Also, disassembling the dolly for storage seems like a lot of hassle. I stand mine up against the wall and tie it in place. Takes up less than 4 square feet.


Looks great!

How do you keep such a clean / empty garage?!
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Posted 09 January 2022 - 08:19 PM

That corner was cleaned out for the camper, so the view is a bit deceptive. That door to the right of the camper goes to an 8x24 foot heated storeroom, so that helps a lot. I occasionally point out to my wife that those measurements are roughly the same as a 30 cubic yard dumpster, but I have to admit half the stuff in there is mine. The opposite wall of the garage space is where my workbench and car maintenance stuff is.
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