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Old 11-09-2015, 05:10 PM   #11
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If you wernt 1500 miles away i would offer you our trailer to do a little shakedown test run.

Best of luck with your choice!
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:34 PM   #12
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Camper_bob…

I would be backing in from the yard side not the driveway side, I drive past my driveway then back in with the truck swinging right.

olyeir…

Thanks for the offer. I tried to figure out if I knew anyone close with a trailer that big but we don't.

It's not so much making the 90 Deg cut into the yard other than being able to do it without swinging up into the neighbors yard across the street with my truck because of the length of the rig, I was most worried about running out of distance and getting to the fence before I got the trailer straight enough to get it inside the fence because of the length of the rig.

I am glad to hear my theory of the trailer turning slower is the case, that is what I was hoping for as it should allow me to keep it straighter when backing it in. I was hoping I could control it easier and not jackknife it to much before being able to swing the truck straight, if it jackknifed too much it would then require some forward and back motions to get it straight, which I had to do once in a while with my X19H if I blew my entry into the spot.

I believe I can do it, thanks for all the help. Now I have to decide do I go with Aluminum or Fiberglass sides

I did receive some info from Jayco about how the FG walls are manufactured and are bonded to the wood studs.

TWP723… LOL… I never noticed that. Good thing I did not type it in wrong when I registered. I've never been one for fancy "handles" for forums so when I was figuring out what to use I had seen someone use the initials of the city and state they lived in then the model of their camper so that is where it came from. Merritt Island Florida 19H (camper at the time) so MIFL19H.
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Old 11-09-2015, 07:00 PM   #13
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So, I have two ideas for you.

1. Ask the dealer to jump through a hoop for you and see if you can bring the trailer home for the test. If it fits, you buy. You could also spend around $100 for a day to rent a similar size trailer and test with that.

2. I just sold my Power Mover AC8 that I moved my boat with. I highly recommend something similar if your trying to move into a tight spot. I think they got bought by someone recently, but you should easily be able to find something similar. My advice is to get as many wheels on the power mover that you can afford. Go big or go home is the key to a Power Mover.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:18 PM   #14
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I have a 2015 28BHBE and I have installed a receiver on the front of my truck for when I have to back the TT into a tight area.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:22 PM   #15
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I agree with nunyadamy and ask the dealer if you can take the TT home for a test. Before I pulled the trigger on my TT the dealer let me take the TT on a road test drive and I put 125 miles test towing the TT.
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Old 11-09-2015, 08:37 PM   #16
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We made the same jump at the end of summer, and had the same fear of fitting the bigger rig into tight spaces. Actually apologized to all my CG neighbors upon arrival for closing down the road while backing in, nailed it on the first try. Same with at the storage lot, despite having to hook around the nose of my "neighbor" sticking about 5' too far into the 20' wide driveway. We have a 28DSBH, the White Hawk version of your floor plan. I'd go for it, and fix the fence later - the camper came with too many smiles to pass up.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:13 PM   #17
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So, I have two ideas for you.


2. I just sold my Power Mover AC8 that I moved my boat with. I highly recommend something similar if your trying to move into a tight spot. I think they got bought by someone recently, but you should easily be able to find something similar. My advice is to get as many wheels on the power mover that you can afford. Go big or go home is the key to a Power Mover.
I was going to suggest a power mover as well. Something like This: https://parkit360.ca/shop/p360HD-10000lbs
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:02 AM   #18
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I wish I had pictures of some of the spots we have backed our 28 BHBE into at unserviced state Parks as some of them have been very tight. It's not the back end of the trailer so much as getting sufficient turning radius with the front of our Supercrew tow vehicle. There must be some sort of mathematical equation as to how much horizontal distance you need to get the trailer at 90 degrees to back in. One other suggestion is to research the Hensley/Propride hitches as they have a few additional degrees of turning radius before they jackknife which might make the difference for you. Enjoy the BHBE with the family, it is the best floorplan under 30 feet for families. Happy camping.
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[QUOTE=TWP723;354221]I think you can do it. I could put mine in it...
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If you can you do it, I can do it. LOL
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I think you can do it. I could put mine in it...
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If you can you do it, I can do it. LOL
I'm not going to say that if I can do it, anyone can, but I will say that if I can do it, it can't be THAT hard.
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