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Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« on: January 02, 2020, 01:41:50 PM »
Looking for input on what others are using to move cars / other vehicles around in their garages.

I see several brands, such as GoJak, Harbor Freights Daytona series, Stark, and other assorted wheel dollies.

What are you using, and on what Vehicles?

My biggest challenge is getting the 23 ft (hitch to tail) trailer backed into its spot so that I can have space to work on my projects.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice.



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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 01:46:29 PM »
The self loading dollies are the best, no jacking up the car, but more money.  I have had several recent occasions to see these in work and they are great. I am also interested to hear what others have to say.

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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 02:07:17 PM »
Dollies for sure, easy to use   More expensive but worth it
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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 02:26:06 PM »
I use the heavy duty Go-Jaks, but never tried them on a tandem-wheel trailer.  Might be too large in size to fit between tandem wheels.

May be possible to use the Go-Jaks on just one axle and lift it high enough so the other axle's tires clear the ground.
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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 03:11:37 PM »
I’ve found this works too.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3dJgsJ-DeA4


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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 03:19:55 PM »
I bought some through Harbor Freight, you jack the car up place them under the wheel and THEY DO NOT WORK. I put a dent in the car while pushing it....JUNK
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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 03:55:13 PM »
I have a set of four made by NMW called “roll-master” that I really like. I used mine to move a loaded24 ft trailer sideways in my shop to make it easy to park it inside. Now I use on current project which is Mustang. I would buy another set if I found them. Don’t buy the chinese ones,for sure.

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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2020, 04:12:06 PM »
Pictures of good ones are always informative.

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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 04:57:25 PM »
Funny you should ask that question.I just had to problem solve that exact thing. As you can see there is no way I could park the trailer that close to the wall. I used 2 GoJacks on the rear wheels of the trailer and one dolly type thing I found at Menards. They came in packs of 2 and it works fabulous for the post of the trailer. The GoJacks were able to lift both the wheels off the ground in the back and it slid right into place.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 05:01:01 PM »
They are the purple GoJacks. The 5000lb version. I did not use the bigger ones that accommodate the wider tires. The normal sized Gojacks worked fine.
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 05:10:30 PM »
+1 on the GoJaks. I use mine to exclusively move vehicles, I'm fortunate that my riding mower has a 2" receiver on the front. I attach my 2 5/16 ball and use the mower to push my 28' trailer where I need it.
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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2020, 05:43:59 PM »
I couldn't make our garage work without GoJacks.  You may recall that little hand-held game you played when you were a kid...A plastic square with 15 moveable numbers and one open square.  The challenge was to get the numbers arranged in sequence.  Well our garage is like that game with 7 cars!
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2020, 08:50:19 PM »
Thanks to all for your replies!

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2020, 09:42:23 PM »
We use the big GoJacks at work to move disabled cars outside on the paved parking lot. They work great. Buy the stand for them too so they are not piled in the corner.

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Re: Car "Dollies" or "skates"
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2020, 01:58:37 PM »
... You may recall that little hand-held game you played when you were a kid...A plastic square with 15 moveable numbers and one open square.  The challenge was to get the numbers arranged in sequence.  Well our garage is like that game with 7 cars!

I think that we refer to that "game" almost weekly...  ::) ??? :o
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