texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
theXxar, Dan King, Aka, Marlene's@ The Big Chill, LLC, Jeremiah Russell
112013 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 92,784
hopalong 83,603
Pilothawk 79,331
John175☮ 75,239
JDavis7873 67,398
Derek 🐝 63,712
Bigbob_FTW 62,043
Tritonman 58,834
Mark Perry 58,465
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics769,982
Posts9,697,796
Members112,013
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? #13431266 02/07/20 10:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
rkd Offline OP
Pro Angler
OP Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
Have a Skeeter ZX225. It will fit in garage but I need help with backing it into the corner of the garage. Will require a little angling and pushing over a small 1 inch lip where garage meets driveway slab. Run out of room when backing in with truck. Are there any recommendations on a dolly that will support the weight and be easy enough to push?? Thanks for recommendations!

Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13431319 02/07/20 11:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,570
J-2 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,570
[Linked Image]

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13431342 02/08/20 12:21 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 417
T
TinRangerJim Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
T
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 417


"Rip Some Lips"
Nevadan by birth, Texan by choice
Retired USAF, 1966-1989
Jim C.
Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: TinRangerJim] #13431585 02/08/20 04:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 14
B
bcshineon Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 14
Borrow a set of go-jacks and try them. It may work and save you some money.

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13431593 02/08/20 04:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 14
B
bcshineon Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 14
Try a set of Go-jacks. I'm amazed at how easy my boat is to maneuver.

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13431614 02/08/20 04:44 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
N
nb champ Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
N
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
I agree with the Trailet Valet route. I tried 4 1500 lb. capacity wheel dollies from Northern, no dice would not budge. Called the GoJack folks and they suggested I buy one dolly for each wheel (4 x $250.00) which would have been $1000.00 plus. Found a refurbished Trailer Valet on Ebay for $600.00. It arrived in a factory packed carton and looked like it had never touched the ground. It moves my Z520 sideways into garage in low gear with no problem. Only issue is when the driveway is wet the tires do slip, but otherwise it's been an workable option at a reasonable cost. If you're interested, shoot me a P.M. and I''ll dig out the sellers info for you.

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13431674 02/08/20 10:15 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,289
Okie Poke Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,289
I've been doing it this way for 20 years. Go-Jaks are the way to go. I only use one Go-Jak and jack it up on one side only. At that point, it is easy enough to push over and fit right in the corner of the garage.


2018 Skeeter FX20LE w/ Yamaha 250 SHO





Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: Okie Poke] #13431870 02/08/20 03:34 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
rkd Offline OP
Pro Angler
OP Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
Thanks for go jack ideas. Never used one before so this may be a dumb question-my trailer is dual axle. Do I need 4 go jacks or 2 for one side or just one on a rear tire? Also, will the go jack hop over the garage lip easy enough?

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13434131 02/10/20 06:41 PM
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
rkd Offline OP
Pro Angler
OP Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 828
TTT-looking for proper way to get GoJack to work on a dual axle trailer.......4 GoJacks (for each wheel) or 2 GoJacks for front or back wheels? Okie Poke talked about using just one which would be a lot more affordable!

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13434336 02/10/20 08:54 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
N
nb champ Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
N
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
As I said in my prior post, when I called Go Jak sales/customer service they advised me that I would need 4 units, one for each tire. I was thinking I would only need two because of the 6300 lb. figure in their description. May want to double check me and give them a call yourself with your estimated boat/trailer weight. See cut and paste below from Summit Racing website.

Notes: Able to jack vehicle weighing up to 6,300 lbs. (1,574 lbs. per wheel)

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13434452 02/10/20 10:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,289
Okie Poke Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,289
I use only one gojack and I put it on the front tire on one side. I first pushed the boat into the garage so I never had to hop the gojack over a lip. That may be more difficult to do. With it jacked all the way up and both wheels on one side off the ground, it's pretty easy to push boat to one side or the other. I live in Flower Mound if you'd like to come over and see it in action. My number is 972-571-7513. Let me know.

I also have a buddy that has two lightly used gojacks in great shape that he may be selling for cheap.





2018 Skeeter FX20LE w/ Yamaha 250 SHO





Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: Okie Poke] #13434865 02/11/20 03:15 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 14
B
bcshineon Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 14
I have a 21 ft Basscat with a dual axle trailer. Torsion type axles. I use two go-jacks both on the rear axle tires. I am able to back my boat in far enough in the garage to have all tires and trailer jack in on the garage floor Then I put the go-jacks under the rear tires and move it wherever I want I'm not sure that the go-jacks would go over your lip in your garage

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: bcshineon] #13435050 02/11/20 12:20 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,289
Okie Poke Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 22,289
Originally Posted by bcshineon
I'm not sure that the go-jacks would go over your lip in your garage



I will agree with this statement. Too much weight to just push and pop over the lip unless you get a running start. That prolly won't happen.


2018 Skeeter FX20LE w/ Yamaha 250 SHO





Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13435284 02/11/20 02:44 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,535
P
Paparon Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
P
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,535
I have about the same problem. I was using an ATV but I only used it for backing in my boat and after a couple of carburetor rebuilds and other problems, I looked at several trailer dollies. I decided on TRAX Power Dolly Systems and am very happy with my choice. They're out of Canada. I talked to the owner before I bought it and it's an interesting story of how he started this company. It cost me plenty but still way cheaper than another 4-wheeler, or some of the more expensive trailer dollies. It took me a few tries to get it figured out just how to maneuver my Ranger Z118C but now I use it all the time and it works great. It has a switch for low/high speed. On high it goes faster than most other trailer dollies. I also have the lip to my garage and I just get it up to speed and it goes right over the lip with no problem. I've had it for about a year and a half and it still works great with next to no maintenance, just charge the batteries. I highly recommend the TRAX trailer dolly!

Re: Boat trailer caddy for heavy boat? [Re: rkd] #13435950 02/11/20 10:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 33
W
WylieWalker Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
W
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 33
Get a Ranch Hand front bumper replacement with a receiver hitch. Pushing the boat as opposed to backing makes is much more maneuverable. The truck will look better, and you can hit a deer going 70 without a scratch or dent.


Xcite Baits http://www.xcitebaits.com Soft Plastic and Crankbaits Baits
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3