View Full Version : small single axel trailer for a classic 22?

06-14-2012, 02:56 PM
Hey folks,any thoughts on the practicality of either modifying or building a small single axle trailer to work as a shuttle from my garage to the neighborhood boat ramp a short block away? I have a nice tandem axle aluminum trailer however, although I have a very large garage I don't think the trailer will make the turn from my driveway to get into the garage....so thinking either wheel dollys under the trailer and then a motorized trailer dolly or a very small trailer/cradle that I can maneuver a bit more easily back and forth to the ramp.Anyone?Cheers,Jay

06-14-2012, 03:12 PM
Tidbart has a single axle under his 22. it's pretty kick butt.

I'd think if it is just a temporary solution... take the two axles off your trailer and replace with a beefier single?

Or, just a better method to stick it in... golf cart, riding mower, or motorized dolly like you said.

Also I wonder if there is a way to load the suspension on one of the axles to raise the tires up just long enough to get it in the garage, then drop it?

06-14-2012, 04:30 PM
If I were replacing my trailer, I'd duplicate Tidbart's.
It's phenominal!
I REALLY like it!
BTW, have you thought about a front hitch on your tow vehicle, or removing the rear wheels?
They'll hold up just fine for what you're describing.

06-14-2012, 07:47 PM
A thought years back I did a lot of home delivery of boats, my truck was equipped with a front hitch. It allowed me to get boats into some extremely tight spots in peoples yard, the maneuverability is unbelievable both getting and out.

06-20-2012, 12:02 PM
I'll agree with everything said so far - no reason you can't use a single axle trailer on a 22. Sure the tandom is nice on the road, but singles are more than up to the job if spec'ed right.

Next question: how big is your yard and don't you need a big riding lawn tractor to mow it? If you have resonbly flat drive, a little square tubing and some creative welding should result in a very manuverable trailer mover. :wink:

06-20-2012, 03:47 PM
"If I were replacing my trailer, I'd duplicate Tidbart's.
It's phenominal!"

I wanna see this trailer!

Good excuse to get a 4wheeler aka tow vehicle slap an orange diamond on it and get to the ramp.

06-25-2012, 01:11 PM
A 4 wheeler would never tow it up the ramp. I used mine to tow my 13' Whaler and that is about it.

06-25-2012, 02:13 PM
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Here you go. :)


06-25-2012, 02:18 PM
Dayyyuuummm. Fit's like a glove! Very nice.

What's the reason for the long tongue. Lot of distance btw trailer ball hitch and bow or winch? (Maybe its just my eye's)

06-25-2012, 02:23 PM
Never really thought of it as a long distance. Plenty of room to hop over it, this comes in handy when the garage door is closed.


06-25-2012, 02:23 PM
It also has some serious wheels and truck tires under it.

06-25-2012, 02:29 PM
Very nice trailer...

Since I bought my little Sea Hunt with a single axle trailer (with a removable tongue, YES!), I have become a single axle convert. Much easier to move around than the tandem I have under the Donzi. If they are built and set up right, I love 'em!

06-25-2012, 07:04 PM
I think I'd seriously entertain the idea of a front hitch.
It can turn the world on its head.
Think about how maneuverable a fork lift is.

06-27-2012, 04:51 PM
-borrowed a friend's truck with a front hitch and I was able to get the Donzi in the garage -just barely. It was a tight squeeze! I think see an electric trailer mover in my future. -I may borrow a friends' 4-wheeler first to see if it is up to the job but will probably go with something from powermoverinc.org ...most likely the AC6.


06-27-2012, 07:07 PM
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Wow. That is tight.:yes: