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Old 01-11-2019, 05:02 PM   #1
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Mounting A Trailer Ball To Concrete Floor?

I want to store my flatbed trailer (5x8), with two bikes on it, in my garage, yoke facing away from the garage door. I want to be able to take bikes off the trailer via a ramp while said trailer remains in the garage. I do not want my trailer to tip backwards and hurt me as I do this.

I want some apparatus that mounts to a concrete floor, and has a vertical post with a trailer ball on top of it. This will make sure everything remains where I want it until I want the trailer to move.

Does such a product exist? My Google fu was too weak to find one.

I do not really want buy square tube steel, cut, and weld one myself, but I will if I really have to.

Any suggestions?
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:09 PM   #2
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I think this one's going to be a DIY kind of gig. not sure I would even bother with square tube for a little flatbed trailer, angle iron should be plenty strong enough to hold it in place while you unload bikes.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:11 PM   #3
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I have some excess material around and am happy to put something together for you.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:19 PM   #4
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Just found this:

https://www.amazon.com/MaxxHaul-8035.../dp/B06X6KPNSD

Turn it upside down and mount a ball to it. Presto!!
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:21 PM   #5
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Why not mount couple scissor Jacks upside down under the trailer at either ends and use like landing jacks. Not as quick as hooking to a fixed ball, but provides flexibility in where you park the trailer and nothing sticking off the floor when trailer is not there
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:22 PM   #6
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I don't think anything exists, and unless you really want to go to the trouble of fabbing a mount, do what I've done-

Chock the wheels (something that won't slide- not a redneck 2x4), slide ammo cans, cinder blocks, whatever under the rear of the trailer so it won't tilt- leave a tiny gap, and load/unload away.


edit- screw type jackstands as previously mentioned are good as well.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:24 PM   #7
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Why not mount couple scissor Jacks upside down under the trailer at either ends and use like landing jacks. Not as quick as hooking to a fixed ball, but provides flexibility in where you park the trailer and nothing sticking off the floor when trailer is not there
That's one hell of a good idea
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:26 PM   #8
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it appears you're going to drill holes in the floor anyway, so an alternate would be to put a male threaded insert in the floor and screw an eye bolt into it when needed. a ratchet strap from trailer to eye bolt would hold the tongue down.

if you're also trying to prevent theft, the ball holder (hehe) is a better solution.

edit: jacks are good for sure. they're often cheap at junkyards. you can also mount additional retractable jacks (as is often on the tongue) to the rear corners. really as many corners as you like. the portable electronic traffic signs are stabilized this way and usually able to lift the wheels well off of the ground if needed

like dis


https://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-...ack-42950.html

wait for coupons!
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:46 PM   #9
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:48 PM   #10
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why not just attach a trailer jack (with or without a wheel) to the hitch and put chocks under the wheels?
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:25 PM   #11
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why not just attach a trailer jack (with or without a wheel) to the hitch and put chocks under the wheels?
that won't keep the tongue from lifting when you put weight on the rear (when loading/unloading)
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:26 PM   #12
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You probably should install a pair of these little flip down extendo guys like on the back of this:

Can get here:
https://www.amazon.com/Telescoping-S.../dp/B008G5AA7E
Or:
https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack...8-01892-2.html
I have them installed in my enclosed trailer, and they work great, just remember to retract them before driving off.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:55 AM   #13
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I had those on a little camper. Worked great.
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Old 01-16-2019, 07:35 AM   #14
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You probably should install a pair of these little flip down extendo guys like on the back of this:

Can get here:
https://www.amazon.com/Telescoping-S.../dp/B008G5AA7E
Or:
https://www.etrailer.com/Camper-Jack...8-01892-2.html
I have them installed in my enclosed trailer, and they work great, just remember to retract them before driving off.
That's a pretty cool option
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:00 AM   #15
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Damn, bruh, you are way over-thinking this. +3 for the jack stands.
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