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Bolt-on jack wheel

Hitching a trailer

You know you're fully moved in when you finally return the moving trailer you borrowed to haul your possessions north.

Extra trailer wheel

Before we sent the trailer home, though, we had to fix the bolt-on jack wheel which had bent during previous usage. These handy devices swivel down to form a fifth wheel for easy repositioning of an unloaded trailer. Be sure you don't exceed the weight limit, though, or you may bend bolts and have to replace the entire attachment mechanism!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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