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  • Installation of Trailer Valet Remote Controlled Trailer Dolly and Use Of Spanner Wrench
  • The Trailer Valet RVR3 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly - Wireless Remote - 3,500 lbs # TVRVR3 you referenced has a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs max. The mounting bracket with attach directly to your trailer tongue and has a quick release cotter ring pin that will help it easily attach to the remote base as needed. The bracket simply sandwiches around your frame as shown in the attached photo so you will just want to make sure to tighten the bolts evenly. Make sure you mount it for...
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  • Can Trailer Valet RVR be Used on Trailer with Lock N Roll Articulating Hitch
  • Since there isn't an adapter for the Lock N Roll articulating couplers you wouldn't be able to use the part # TVRVR9 but you could use the Trailer Valet RVR3 part # TVRVR3 instead which instead attaches to the frame of the trailer. This bypasses the coupler attachment altogether and attaches securely to the trailer frame instead.
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  • Can Trailer Valet XL Be Used on Sloping Driveway
  • The Trailer Valet XL, part # TVXL2 with 2 inch ball and the # TVXL25 with the 2-5/16 inch ball are meant for use on level surfaces only, they wouldn't work well on the slope you describe.. Actually, I have a much less expensive and easier to use alternative. I'd install a front mounted receiver like # C31073 unless you have the Z71 package or # 65064 if you do have that package. The front hitch will allow you to easily put that camper right where you want it, slope or no slope, every time.
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  • Trailer Valet for 2021 Keystone Cougar Half-Ton Travel Trailer.
  • Your 2021 Keystone Cougar Half-Ton 30RKD has a dry hitch weight of 955lbs which is over the maximum weight allowed for the Trailer Valet RVR9 # TVRVR9. You may be able to utilize the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL25 as long as the tongue weight on your Cougar does not exceed 1,000lbs.
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  • Best and Easiest to Use Manual Trailer Dolly for a 2000-LB Trailer
  • We have a great trailer dolly for you. It's the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover, part # STC-V211. This dolly can handle trailers with a gross weight of 5000 pounds and tongue weights up to 500 pounds. It works by turning a crank rather than pushing and pulling, greatly reducing the amount of strength needed to maneuver your trailer.. You can even use the Drill Attachment for Trailer Valet XL or V2 Trailer Dolly, part # TVDA, to replace the effort of turning the crank with...
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  • Recommended Electric Trailer Dolly for Heartland North Trail 23 Foot Long Trailer
  • If you're looking for a fully electronic trailer dolly then we've got a great option; you'll want to take into consideration the GVWR and tongue weight of your trailer. If you've got a trailer under 5500-lbs then I recommend using the Trailer Valet RVR5 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly - Wireless Remote - 5,500 lbs # TVRVR5, which works with trailers with a tongue weight of up to 565-lbs. If you've got a trailer that weighs up to 9000-lbs with up to 900-lbs of tongue weight, then you'll...
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  • Drill Attachment to Use with Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly STC-V211
  • The Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly part # STC-V211 does not come with the drill attachment. You'd need to order that separately with the part # TVDA.
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  • Recommended Trailer Dolly For Maneuvering Airstream Basecamp In Tight Spaces
  • To manuvere your 2500lb Airstream Basecamp Trailer into a tight spot I recommend the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive # TVXL2 if your trailer uses a 2" hitch ball which is more than likely the case. The Trailer Valet # TVXL2 uses a chain drive system that lets you crank the handle to move the trailer forward or in reverse to save your back, and the built in brake is automatically engaged when the handle is not up right to keep your trailer from rolling away. I included...
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  • Trailer Dolly Compatibility with Lock N Roll Hitch
  • A standard trailer dolly like # RA20 is not directly compatible with the Lock N Roll hitch system. There is not a dolly designed to work with that system, however if you were to use a similar system with the ability to attach to a hitch ball, then a dolly could be utilized. I recommend instead of the Lock N Roll you could use the Ark Articulating Off-Road Coupler for 2" Receivers - Trailer Side - 2" Ball # AR44FR which works with a hitch ball and thus would work with a dolly.
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  • Stabilizer Bracket for Trailer Valet TVXL25 Trailer Dolly
  • The piece shown in the photo you provided is a stabilizer bracket that Trailer Valet has discontinued. Trailer Valet tells me that using a mounting bracket like # TVXLMB would provide more stability, and would be their recommendation.
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  • How to Get 2" Hitch Ball for Trailer Valet RVR3 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly
  • In order to obtain a 2" hitch ball for the Trailer Valet RVR3 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly part # TVRVR3-BB225 which comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball you simply need the Replacement 2" Hitch Ball for Trailer Valet part # TVHB2.
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  • Can Trailer Valet XL Dolly be Used on Gravel
  • The Trailer Valet XL trailer movers like the part # TVXL25 for if the ball size of the coupler is 2-5/16 inch or part # TVXL2 for if you have a 2 inch ball can be used in gravel. We've found that the best result is if the gravel is packed pretty tightly and the area is level. I attached a review video for more info on this as well.
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  • Can Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly w/ 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball Switch to 2 Inch Hitch Ball
  • Yes, you can switch from the 2-5/16" hitch ball to a 2" hitch ball with the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs # TVXL25. All you will need is the 2" Hitch Ball w/ Base for Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly # TVBB2.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly be Used on Rough/Unlevel Terrain
  • I'm sorry to hear that your trailer dolly didn't work out as well as you had hoped. Since you plan to use the Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly # TVRVR9 in areas that aren't always smooth and level, I would like to share some information about this trailer dolly before you make a decision. The first is that the RVR is designed for use on solid surfaces and should not be used on excessively soft or muddy terrain. Also, depending on use, operating the RVR on inclines may...
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  • How Well Does The Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Valet Work On Different Surfaces?
  • Yes, the Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Valet # TVRVR9 you were looking at will work fine on your metal floors. This product is designed to work on a multitude of surfaces such as, asphalt, gravel, dirt, and grass. With this product having such versatile operating capabilities, it should not have any issue working in a dusty environment either. The rubber tracks on # TVRVR9 will make cleaning done easily, as well as, a rechargeable battery that has up to 30-mintes of runtime.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet TVRVR3-BB225 be Used With Any Trailer?
  • The Trailer Valet RVR3 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly w/ Hitch Ball Mount - Wireless Remote - 3,500 lbs # TVRVR3-BB225 will work with just about any trailer. It comes with a 2-5/16" ball, but can also attach most trailer frames as well.
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  • Will Trailer Valet Trailer Wheel Dolly TV74FR Work With 5000lb Tandem Axle Boat Trailer?
  • As long as you verify that your tandem axle trailer and boat are not over 7000lbs then the Trailer Valet Trailer Wheel Dolly for Tandem Axle Trailers # TV74FR you were looking at will work just fine. This dolly is designed for tandem axle trailers that weight up to 7000lbs. If your trailer and boat ends up weighing over 7000lbs then your best option would be the Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly # TVXL2 if your trailer uses a 2" hitch ball, or the # TVXL25 if your trailer uses a 2-5/16" hitch...
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  • Will the Trailer Valet Trailer Wheel Dolly Set Work On a Single Axle Trailer
  • The Trailer Valet Trailer Wheel Dolly for Tandem Axle Trailers part # TV74FR can be used on a single axle trailer if the weight of the trailer is under the 7,000 lb weight capacity of the dolly. It will do a great job of helping maneuver the trailer front to back or side to side.
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  • How Tall is the Trailer Valet TVRVR3-BB225 When the Ball is Used?
  • When the ball tower is installed, the total height of the # TVRVR3-BB225 will be 18 inches. This will be pretty much exactly the same as when the frame bracket attachment as well.
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  • How Much Water Can the Trailer Valet Handle?
  • I spoke with Trailer Valet about the water resistance of the RVR3 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly w/ Hitch Ball Mount # TVRVR3-BB225 and they said it can get wet, but is definitely not waterproof. They mentioned that it can rust over time from this so if it does end up going through a puddle, or getting rained on while using, to thoroughly clean it and make sure it gets good and dried out before storing.
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  • Can The Performance Tool Wheel Dolly Move A 2,500 Pound Car?
  • The Performance Tool Moving Dollies # PTW54013 are used for moving a car, riding mower, trailer and many other items. They will definitely get your 2,500 pound car moved around. I have actually had people order two sets of these to get all 4 wheels covered and then moved a small truck, on a flat surface of course. The steel trays and cast iron wheels are built for durability, so they are built to last.
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  • Compatibility of TVRVR5 Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly With 3500 lb Airstream Travel Trailer
  • A brake controller is used while towing a trailer, not while you're jockeying it around into a parking spot or grarage. Newer Airstream travel trailers would be equipped with electric brakes, so you wouldn't have a surge brake coupler and a reverse lockout to worry about. The Trailer Valet # TVRVR5 remote controlled trailer dolly would be an excellent choice for shuffling your Airstream around in a tight area. The dolly can handle trailers weighing up to 5500 lbs with tongue weights...
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  • Can Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 be Used for a Trailer that Requires 2 Inch Hitch Ball
  • Yes, you can use the Rack'em Trailer Dolly, # RA20, to move your trailer which requires a 2 inch hitch ball. Proper ball fit is necessary when towing but isn't really a concern when using a dolly to move your trailer around by hand. Please keep in mind that the Rack'em Trailer Dolly, # RA20, has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity so you will want to make sure that your trailer does not exceed this.
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  • Approximate Lifespan of Batteries Used on Trailer Valet TRRVR9 Remote Control Trailer Dolly
  • The only trailer brake related concern for the Trailer Valet # TVRVR9 Remote Control Trailer Dolly would be if your trailer had a surge hydraulic coupler. Since your trailer has electric brakes, there won't be a problem. According to my contact at Trailer Valet, it's extremely difficult to predict how long the batteries will last because there are so many variables involved including the weight of the trailer, how often the dolly is used, how well the batteries are cared for, etc. My...
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  • How Steep of a Driveway can the Trailer Valet TVRVR5 Handle With a 3,500 Pound Trailer?
  • The Trailer Valet RVR5 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly - Wireless Remote # TVRVR5 will have a 5,500 pound weight capacity, with a 550 tongue weight capacity, so it will definitely handle your boat and trailer. However, the # TVRVR5 can only operate with inclines on 5 degrees. As long as you make sure to disconnect at the shallower angled part of your driveway, you will be good to go. The included remote control that comes with the # TVRVR5 also makes maneuvering the trailer significantly...
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  • How Reliable Is The Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Control TRVR9?
  • The Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly - Wireless Remote - 9,000 lbs # TVRVR9 you were looking at is a top of the line trailer dolly that we have found to be very reliable. It is a great option for moving a trailer in hard to get to areas like you are wanting, and makes it very easy using the included remote to move the trailer. We have had good reviews on this dolly, and have not experienced things that would caution me from recommending it for your intended use. I...
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  • Trailer Valet Solution that Will Allow Trailer to Maneuver into Parking Spot Easier
  • I have a solution that will work great but the # TV74FR won't work on gravel. Instead we do have the part # TVXL2 for if your trailer has a 2 inch ball which allows you to maneuver a trailer around much easier and we have found it does work on gravel. If instead you have a 2-5/16 inch ball you'd instead want the part # TVXL25 for the larger ball size. These attach to the coupler of the trailer and give you a crank handle you can pull the trailer around with easily.
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  • Can Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover be Hard Mounted to Side of Aluminum Trailer Frame
  • The Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover # STC-V211 is designed to be mounted to the trailer using the included brackets. If you wanted to modify the trailer jack so that it can be mounted directly to your trailer frame then that would be something you'd need to research on your end, but the only way I can see mounting it without the brackets is to weld it and I don't see welding steel to aluminum going over very well. If you had a trailer with a steel frame I could see that being...
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  • Trailer Jack Similar to Jack in Trailer Valet RVR Comparison Video
  • The comparison video you mentioned for the Trailer Valet RVR part # TVRVR9 that you referenced actually isn't a video we shot as we got it from Trailer Valet. The powered jack in the video looks like an older version of a Stromberg jack like the part # JET-3755 but what's exactly in that video is no longer available.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote Controlled Trailer Dolly Move a Trailer Up and Incline
  • The Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly # TVRVR9 can be used to move your trailer up slopes or inclines of no more than 5 degrees, so as long as it's not sloped more than that it will be able to handle this without issues. When using the RVR robot to move your trailer up an incline, the RVR must push the trailer up the slope. When going down an incline, the RVR must lead, or pull, the trailer down the slope- so this should be taken into consideration during use. I've linked...
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  • Comparing Trailer Valet RVR5 and RVR12 For Moving Trailers Around On Dirt Inside an Arena
  • For your trailer and situation I recommend the Trailer Valet RVR12 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly # TV59FR. This dolly is rated for trailers with a tongue weight up to 1,200lbs and a trailer weight up to 12,000lbs. Your trailer has a maximum trailer weight of 7,000lbs and with the large tool box on the front it likely has a large tongue weight percentage. The rubber treads can handle asphalt, gravel, grass, and dirt surfaces with ease. Best of all this unit has 3 speed options to increase...
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  • How Does The Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly Stop The Trailer
  • The Trailer Valet like part # TVRVR9 do not require the trailer's brakes to be connected to the unit because the trailer valet will only move when you are pressing the arrow buttons on the included remote. I have attached a video to show you how the Trailer Valet remote controlled trailer dolly works.
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  • What Is the Capacity of Trailer Valet XL
  • The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # TVXL25 actually has a 10,000 lb trailer weight capacity and 1,000 lb tongue weight capacity. It is very likely that your 20 foot travel trailer will have a weight that is well under 10,000 lbs and a tongue weight under 1,000 lbs; I do recommend confirming this but I would be shocked if a 20 foot travel trailer exceeds those limits. The Trailer Valet XL # TVXL25 has a 2-5/16" hitch ball but there is also one...
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  • Recommended Remote Control Trailer Dolly for Incline on Driveway and 5K Trailer
  • If your trailer is 5,000 when you are wanting to move it then you can use the Trailer Valet RVR5 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly # TVRVR5 which is rated for 5,500 lbs. If you are wanting to move your trailer and that weight exceeds the 5,500 lb mark then you need the RVR9 instead which is part # TVRVR9 and rated for 9K. I reached out to my contact at Trailer Valet who said that their RVR dollies can operate with up to a 5 degree incline. I have attached some review videos that you...
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  • Determining If Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly TVXL25 Is Compatible W/ 2021 Airstream Globetrotter 27FB
  • I took a look at your 2021 Airstream Globetrotter 27FB and it has a GVWR of 7600lbs, so since tongue weight is typically 10-15% of the trailer weight you should see 760-1140lbs of tongue weight with the trailer fully loaded. Since the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs # TVXL25 you mentioned has a 1000lb tongue weight rating you will need to use a tongue weight scale like the etrailer # e99044, or one of the methods shown in the included...
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  • Recommended Trailer Valet for Airstream Caravel
  • The correct Trailer Valet for an Airstream Caravel is the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive part # TVXL25. In regards to being used on a sloping driveway, this is the response from Trailer Valet. "Each Trailer Valet model can handle its own degree of slope depending on the weight of the trailer and tongue, surface type, and trailer weight distribution. " There's no hard number or figure but since you are pretty well under the capacity of the jack you should be able to overcome...
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  • Will the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover Work On a Pop-Up Camper
  • The Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover part # STC-V211 would be perfect even for a pop-up camper. The lighter the trailer, the easier it will be to move. The larger tires will then be no problem for the grass or gravel drive. It does however work best when the gravel is tightly packed. I have attached a review for you of a customer of ours who used this on their pop-up camper as well.
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  • Using Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly on Incline
  • I reached out to my contact at Trailer Valet regarding the XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL2 you referenced and he said that they have tested this unit to work well on up to a 7-8 degree incline. Based on the 12 inch run and 1.3 inch rise you listed for your hill you are looking at around a 6 degree incline. With this in mind the Trailer Valet XL will work great for your application. Please just keep in mind that the powered drill bit shouldn't be used when pushing the dolly up a hill so you...
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  • Maximum Grade for Trailer Valet Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly
  • The maximum grade for the Trailer Valet Remote-Controlled Trailer Dollies is 5 degrees. The capacity does not change this figure although the higher rated RVR9 part # TVRVR9 will preform better than the RVR3 part # TVRVR3-BB225 with a lighter trailer up a hill.
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  • How Much of An Incline Does the Trailer Valet XL Work on And Does It Have Brakes
  • The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly part # TVXL25 does not come with a drill bit # TVDA to move the trailer valet easier than before but the speed of the movement depends on the weight of your trailer and the environment as well as your drill. It works best on flat smooth pavement so the trailer can be moved easier and faster that way. However, the Trailer Valet XL does move the trailer up a 10% incline or 5.7 degree angle as confirmed by Trailer Valet. It does not work as well on gravel...
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  • Trailer Dolly Options for a 4,500 lb Travel Trailer
  • If you are looking for something that stays permanently attached to the trailer then the only thing we have is the Trailer Valet 5X # STC-V211 because it mounts directly to the frame and has a swivel feature for when you are traveling. You can also use the drill attachment # TVDA to help make moving the trailer easier/quicker. This has an automatic brake as well but the max tongue weight capacity if 500 lbs so if your will exceed that at all then you need to upgrade. Aside from this...
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  • Maximum Incline Slope for Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Mover TVRVR9
  • The Trailer Valet RVR9 Remote-Controlled Trailer Mover # TVRVR9 is a 4-motor device. There are other versions of this unit that use fewer motors but this one has 4. The maximum surface slope compatible with this device is 5 degrees. I did confirm this with my contact at Trailer Valet. Even though your trailer is only 4500-lbs, half the unit's weight capacity, the slope limit remains at 5 degrees.
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  • How to Find Driveway Slope for Trailer Valet TVRVR5 Remote Control Trailer Mover
  • Our price for the Trailer Valet RVR5 (our part number is # TVRVR5 ) is listed on the product page which I've linked for you. To determine the driveway slope, get a carpenter's level and lay it on the driveway. On the low side, pick up that end (leaving the other end touching the driveway) and slowly raise it until it's level. Then, measure downward from the high end of the level until you touch the driveway. To find the slope, divide the height from the ground to the level by the length...
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  • Will the Trailer Valet RVR5 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly Work In Grass
  • Yes, the Trailer Valet RVR5 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly part # TVRVR5 does work on grass although the harder the ground is, the better the dolly will work. For example, if it just rained and the ground was soft and mushy then it probably wouldn't be a great idea to use the dolly but for most other conditions it will work great. We don't have any demo videos used in grass at this time.
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  • Availability of Individually Controlled 4-Jack RV Leveling System
  • I believe you're looking for something like the Lippert 3.0 Ground Control 3.0 system. Unfortunately, Ultra-Fab doesn't offer a product that would allow you to individually control 4 separate jacks. The only product we offer that would do that is the # LC358590 Ground Control 3.0. Another option would be to use two of the Ultra-Fab # UF39-941705 Power Twin II, but you'd also need leveling blocks like # A10-0918 because both feet on each stabilizer jack are controlled at the same height.
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  • What Stops the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly From Toppling Once Trailer Is Attached
  • In regards to the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly part # TVXL25, the angle of the attachment point combined with the gear drive system is what stops the jack from simply falling down. The angle of attachment applies a downward vertical force on the wheels which are then held in place with the gear driven system.
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  • Will Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly With Chain Drive TVXL2 Work On Level Surface W/ Rock Chips
  • The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs GTW # TVXL2 was designed for pavement and level ground, but due to its solid rubber tires and deep tread it will work on gravel, and grass meaning you will have no problem using it on level ground with some rock chips.
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  • Does Higher Capacity Trailer Dolly Move Trailer More Easily
  • That's certainly a reasonable assumption, but the capacity of the trailer dolly won't actually be a factor in how easily it moves your trailer. What matters is the dolly itself and how it's configured. For example, I recommend the Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20, which has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity with 24" wheel spacing for easy maneuverability. This dolly will work with a coupler that accepts a 1-7/8" hitch ball; if you need a dolly with a 2" ball I have added a link below to...
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  • Is Rackem Trailer Dolly Compatible with Dual Axle Trailer
  • Since the Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 has a max tongue weight of 500 lbs you can definitely use it to maneuver your 3,700 lb dual axle trailer. I'm not sure where you are seeing the single axle spec but I can say that it shouldn't matter as long as you're within the weight limits.
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  • Using Rack'em # RA20 Trailer Dolly for Trailer With Coupler for 2 Inch Ball
  • No worries. A larger ball is honestly not necessary. For a dolly that's being used to transport a trailer around at slow speeds it's not so important to have the same size ball as what the coupler on the trailer requires. That is why all the dollies that we carry have a 1-7/8 inch ball. It is the smallest size and will fit all couplers that take a 1-7/8 inch or larger ball. You can see a product demonstration video featuring the dolly by clicking the provided link.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet XL Be Used on Gravel Inclines
  • If the incline is slight and the gravel isn't super deep the Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL25 would work. But if you have a steep driveway and/or deep gravel the wheels of the Valet are going to spin. In the video I attached a link to we show the unit being used in gravel. We also show it being used to move up a relatively steep incline. This does also have an internal brake that is demoed in the video I mentioned. When you stop cranking the handle the brake activates.
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  • Bolt-On Swivel Jack Options for 6" Tall Trailer Frames
  • The only bolt-on swivel jack we have that works with 6" tall trailer frames is the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover part # STC-V211. The Trailer Valet has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity and works with frame rails up to 2-3/4" wide x 6" tall. In addition to featuring a bolt on tongue jack, the Trailer Valet as the name states doubles as a trailer dolly which will easily allow one person to move their trailer around. The dolly has integrated brakes which keep it from rolling....
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  • Can I Use the Trailer Valet Wheel Dollies with the RVR5 Remote Controlled Trailer Dolly
  • Yes. You can use the Trailer Valet # TV74FR with your Trailer Valet RVR5 Remote-Controlled Trailer Dolly - Wireless Remote - 5,500 lbs # TVRVR5 to help fight some of the drag you'd otherwise get with both axles trying to maneuver the trailer. We actually did a great video on this using a regular Trailer Valet but the remote controlled one would work just the same, which I've linked to this answer, but it's exactly what you're looking for.
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  • Maximum Incline for Use of Trailer Valet XL TVXL25
  • Hitching or unhitching a trailer is always safest when both the vehicle and trailer are on level ground. This reduces the chance for the trailer to roll. Yes, you could use 4 wheel chocks like # MT70073 to prevent a single axle trailer from rolling while you hitch it to or unhitch it from your vehicle but naturally it is always best to avoid even potential safety risks when you're enjoying your RV. The Trailer Valet XL # TVXL25 does have an automatic brake to prevent the trailer from...
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  • Is New Base Required for Trailer Valet XL 2 Inch Ball Conversion from 2-5/16 Inch Ball?
  • The base simply makes exchanging between two hitch ball options easy because no wrench is required. Since it sounds like you simply need the 2 inch ball you will just need the hitch ball # TVHB2 and not the combination with the base. This hitch ball will work perfectly in the base of your Trailer Valet XL # TVXL25.
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  • Can Any Hitch Ball Be Used with Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly
  • The 2-5/16 inch hitch ball that is included with the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL25 is uniquely threaded to tighten into the base on this jack. Because of this, you likely won't be able to use your own hitch balls. If you also need a 2 inch ball, you can just add the Replacement 2 Inch Hitch Ball # TVHB2. The Drill Bit Attachment # TVDA that is also included does feature an asymmetrical design that makes it unique to this jack as well. If you were to lose the attachment, you...
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  • Can I Operate the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly on a Decline?
  • The instruction manual for the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive item # TVXL2 states not to use the dolly on any flat or paved incline or decline that is steeper than 10 degrees.
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  • How Does Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly TVXL2 Perform on Gravel Surface
  • You never mention how it performs on a gravel surface. I have great concern that my 1/4 inch gravel packed yard will act like ball bearings beneath the Valets 9 inch wheels? Have you actually tested it on packed gravel and reviewed the results?
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  • Does the Trailer Valet XL Permanently Attach to a Trailer Frame
  • You are correct, the Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL2 does not attach to the trailer frame at all. Basically you just line up the hitch ball under the coupler and then pull back until the ball sits perpendicular to the ground. Check out the picture I attached that shows the system being pulled up underneath a coupler.
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  • Trailer Valet 5X Maneuverability On Gravel Pad
  • The pneumatic tires on the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover - Topwind - 15" Lift - 500 lbs # STC-V211 will be able to operate on gravel without assistance if the gravel is packed. If the gravel is loose, you can use plywood or any other material that will allow the tires to get traction. The maneuverability will not be an issue as long as the tires can grab onto something. Normal gravel shouldn't be an issue unless there is uneven ground or extremely loose and dense stone.
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  • Can Trailer Valet Be Used With Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Coupler
  • I do have an option for you but there is no such adapter for the Lock N Roll Articulating Trailer Coupler. That said, there is another Trailer Valet which mounts to the frame therefore can be used with non standard couplers. The Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover part # STC-V211 is what I recommend using. It has a built-in jack for lifting and wheel/drive system for easy maneuvering into tight spaces.
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  • Package Contents of the Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly and Changable Hitch Ball
  • The Trailer Valet V2 Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball TVXLV2 has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It did come with the 9 inch solid tires, the stabilizer bracket, and the coupling plate. The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # TVXL25 or the 2 inch ball option # TVXL2 come with the solid tires, the base plate, and a single hitch ball. The manufacturer upgraded the tires from the older pneumatic tire and tube. You...
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  • Trailer Valet XL Coupler Recommendation
  • Looks like a standard yoke style A-frame coupler you have on your trailer. Based on what you described it does sound like it's out of adjustment and in need of being replaced. I don't care for the yoke style of couplers since they get difficult to latch after a while so I would go with the Fulton Coupler part # F44314R0303 which uses a latch style that's a bit easier to use over time. This will work well with your Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL25.
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  • Trailer Valet XL Hitch Ball Rotating During Use
  • From the picture that you sent (thank you for that) and the way that you are describing that the Trailer Valet XL # TVXL2 is moving I would have to say that you might not be installing the Trailer Valet XL properly on your coupler. I have attached a review video of the installation process for you to follow along. You will want to skip to the 5:50 mark where he assembles and then installs the Valet on one of our trailers. It looks like you have the plate facing the correct direction...
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  • How to Correct Air Leaking from Tires on Trailer Valet Trailer Mover STC-V211
  • If the pneumatic tires on your Trailer Valet # STC-V211 are needing to be aired up each time you use your trailer I suggest either using a tire sealer product like Slime Tire Sealant # SLM10007 or if that does not solve the issue replacing your tires' inner tubes with part # TVIT. The tire on my wheelbarrow used to leak slowly until I applied some sealant. Since the sealant option is less costly I suggest trying that before replacing the inner tubes. The main reason solid tires are...
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  • Will the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly have Traction and Not Sink in when Used on Grass
  • The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL25 has 2 rubber wheels so as far as traction there isn't anything better! Whether or not they sink into the ground depends on the tongue weight of the trailer and the permeability of the ground. The tongue weight on a 2,000 pound boat trailer is minimal so no problem there. If it was sand or loose soil then it could sink in but regular dirt and grass like in your yard won't be a problem (unless you have moles digging tunnels in your yard!).
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  • How to Install Trailer Valet # STC-V211 on Car Hauler Trailer with Weight-Distribution Hitch
  • Trailer jacks like the popular Trailer Valet # STC-V211 install on the sides of the trailer frame in the same area as the lift brackets for a weight distribution (WD) system - please see the linked photo. Since the WD system cannot be re-positioned (there is only one right way to install it) you will need to find a way to create space for the jack to mount. If there is simply no room for it, you may need to have a new steel crosspiece welded to the frame to create a mounting point for...
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  • Availability of Trailer Dolly for Moving Trailer Up Slight Incline
  • About the only dolly we offer that's good for slight inclines is the Trailer Valet XL like part # TVXL2 which is for 2 inch couplers. In the demo video I attached you can see our demo guys using it on a slight incline.
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  • How to Install the Security Bolt on the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack Part # STC-V211
  • It sounds like you are referring to the security bolt which is part 21b in the attached diagram. The security bolt was designed to keep the Trailer Valet part # STC-V211 in place when the device is rotated to the stow position, and as an extra safety precaution to prevent theft. It does not inhibit the device from being used properly. If you plan to remove the Trailer Valet after every use then you have the option of not installing the bolt and keeping it somewhere safe. Should you choose...
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  • Can Trailer Valet XL Tow Dolly Move Trailer Up Incline
  • The Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL2 that you referenced can handle small inclines pretty well. If you check out the review video at the 2:30 mark you'll see the dolly being used to push a trailer up a pretty decent incline.
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  • Dimensions Of Crank Handle On Trailer Valet 5X
  • I went to our warehouse and took some measurements of the Trailer Valet 5X, part # STC-V211 for you. I have attached a photo of the # STC-V211 with the dimensions noted. From the top mounting bolt on the mounting bracket to the top of the handle it measures 9-1/2 inches. From the top of the mounting bracket to the top of the handle it measures 8-1/2 inches. From the center of the crank handle where it attaches to the top of the jack to the outside edge of the crank handle, it measures...
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  • Could Trailer Valet 5x Be Used on 5,000 lb Trailer
  • That's going to be really close to the capacity for the Trailer Valet 5x you referenced part # STC-V211. This jack has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity which your 5k trailer could have a tongue weight between 500 and 750 lbs so you would need to first determine that. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight as well.
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  • Can I use the RackEm # RA20 to Move a 1300-lb Tear Trailer?
  • The Rack'em # RA20 is rated for 500 pounds tongue weight, or downward pressure on the tow ball. This will easily handle your trailer.
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  • Valet XL Trailer Dolly Part # TVXL25 Tilting While in Motion
  • I spoke to my contact at Trailer Valet and they informed me that the problem you are experiencing can normally be attributed to one of three different situations. The first thing you will need to do to ensure the dolly does not tilt while in motion would be to ensure that you have the proper size hitch ball that matches the coupler you have on your trailer. The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly part # TVXL25 comes with a 2-5/16" hitch ball but if you have a 2" trailer coupler you will need...
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  • Recommended Trailer Dolly for Maneuvering 4,500 lb Trailer Into Storage Area
  • Due to the size of your trailer, I recommend a dolly with a brake and a way to more easily move the trailer so you can move it versus it moving you. A great option for you is the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover - Topwind - 15" Lift - 500 lbs # STC-V211. This attached to your trailer frame and has a swivel so it can remain on your trailer all the time. This will also allow you to use a cordless drill and attachment # TVDA to help you move the trailer. If you don't...
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  • Trailer Valet Recommendation for Trailer without Clearance for Frame Bracket
  • I have a solution for you, but based on your trailer frame not having much clearance for the install bracket of the # STC-V211 you would instead want the part # TVXL2 as it will fit in the hitch ball when you need to move the trailer around and won't require mounting to your trailer. This will fit a 2 inch hitch ball. If instead you have a 2-5/16 inch ball you would want the part # TVXL25.
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  • Can Trailer Valet be Used on Trailer with Swing Away Hinge Coupler
  • The Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover # STC-V211 can be mounted on a trailer with a swing away coupler but you'll want to mount it behind the hinge. This way you will still be able to fold the coupler away when you park your trailer.
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  • Will Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly Move a 6,000 Pound Trailer at 90 Degrees Up Hill
  • Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL25 will be able to move your trailer at the near 90 degree angle and up the incline of the driveway. The dolly has 2 gears and you will likely find that the low speed, 27 to 1 ratio will make it easier on you though more cranking will be needed. Or you can use a drill with the included drill attachment to move it much faster.
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  • Trailer Mover for Use with 16-Foot 3500-lb Airstream Sport Travel Trailer
  • The trailer mover I suggest for your 3500-lb Airstream Sport travel trailer is the Trailer Valet 5X model # STC-V211. This 2-speed chain-drive trailer mover simply clamps on to either side of your A-frame (no welding and no drilling) and it can handle the loaded trailer tongue weight up to 500-lbs. It features an automatic brake for your safety. You can hand-crank the Valet or use the cordless drill adapter # TVDA to give you a really easy method for maneuvering the trailer into tight...
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  • Can the Ball Size of the Trailer Valet XL Be Changed Easily from 2-5/16 inch to 2 inch
  • To convert your Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL25 to a 2 inch ball you would need the part # TVBB2 which will allow you to easily replace the base with a new ball that is 2 inches. You would be able to easily go back to the larger ball size as well. The Trailer Valet XL can handle small inclines pretty easily but a lot of the traction is going to depend on the tongue weight of the trailer and the type of ground you are traveling over.
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  • Can Tow Dolly with Smaller Hitch Ball be Used to Move Trailer Around
  • Yes, you can use a dolly like the # RA20 with a smaller hitch ball to move around a trailer that has a larger hitch ball. The trailer's tongue weight will keep the trailer on the ball and it will be totally fine and safe.
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  • Will a Dolly Work To Move Around a 2,800 Lb Boat Trailer
  • The Rack'em Trailer Dolly part # RA20 which is what I recommend has a weight capacity of 500 lbs therefore it will work for a 2,800 lb boat trailer which likely has a tongue weight of 300ish lbs so you are within the range. That said, this option really comes down to strength and how much you are able to psychically pull which will take into account terrain. If you feel this will be a struggle then the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover part # STC-V211 would indeed be a better...
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  • Difference Between Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly 5X and XL Versions
  • The Trailer Valet 5X # STC-V211 has a silver/grey powder-coat finish that in some light and on certain screens can appear darker. The appearance will vary depending on how the photography was done and on the size and type of viewing device (PC screen vs. Smartphone). The 5X is rated for 500-lbs Trailer Valet also offers higher-rated versions, parts # TVXL2 and # TVXL25, each of which has a 1000-lb tongue weight rating. These units are indeed finished in black powder coat.
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  • Recommended Trailer Valet XL To Park A 10,000 lb Trailer
  • As long as your trailer isn't loaded to max capacity when you park it, I recommend the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive. This easy to use trailer dolly comes with a hand crank and a drill attachment. This dolly has a 1000 lb tongue weight capacity and a gross trailer weight capacity of 10,000 lbs. The hitch ball height is adjustable from 19-1/4 inches to 20-1/4 inches. This system allows you to drive and steer with minimal effort and you have the choice of high and low...
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  • Will the RackEm Trailer Dolly Allow For Operation on Gravel
  • Yes. The tires on the Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 are large enough that you will be able to move the trailer around without issues, especially just a short distance. If you need something to move longer distances then I would recommend using something like the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs GTW # TVXL2 because it's got solid wheels with deep treads that are going to allow for easier maneuvering on loose gravel.
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  • Is Flat-Free Tire Available for Trailer Valet 5X Trailer Dolly
  • I reached out to Trailer Valet and my contact said that they are always looking for ways to improve their products but at this point in time he isn't aware of any flat-free tires they are coming out with for the Trailer Valet 5X # STC-V211. There are solid rubber titres from Trailer Valet but those will only fit the XL versions. You may want to check to make sure you aren't exceeding the 500 lb tongue weight capacity and that you have the Inner Tire Tube # TVIT for the Tire # TVTR inflated...
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  • Can the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack # STC-V211 Work in Gravel
  • Most people don't have great luck with the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack # STC-V211 if the gravel is loose. If it is very tight packed gravel and the driveway is mainly flat you would probably be fine. Otherwise you are going to need a large piece of plywood.
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  • Frame Bracket Height Range of Trailer Valet RVR3 part # TVRVR3
  • I checked with Trailer Valet and the height range of the frame bracket of the Trailer Valet RVR3 part # TVRVR3 is between 13.5 inches and 20 inches.
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  • Recommended Tow Dolly for 2,800 Pound Aluminum Trailer
  • For your aluminum enclosed trailer weighing 2,800 lbs I recommend the Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20. This tow dolly is capable of handling up to 500 lbs of tongue weight. Tongue weight is typically 10-15% of your trailer weight so you are looking at 280-420 lbs so you won't have any issues. This tow dolly has an adjustable height ranging from 16-19". The bars on your Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System like the # EQ37100ET should not be an issue when using a dolly. There would be...
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  • Dimensions of Trailer Valet XL Ball Mount Height
  • Good news! I was able to go out to the warehouse and take a few measurements for you. The Trailer Valet and the maximum height of the ball will be 20-1/4 inches from the ground. I also took the measurement from the center of the ball to the outer edge of the tire and it was 4-3/4 inches. This will give you a good idea of if your Fulton X2 will clear or not. I have attached a diagram of the dimensions for your convenience.
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  • Is the Trailer Valet XL the Best Option to Move a 3,000 lbs Trailer 50 Feet Through Grass and Gravel
  • The Trailer Valet XL # TVXL25 was designed for situations just like yours so it will work great for your application. The dual wheels provide a wider footprint than a regular jack wheel which means it is less likely to sink into soft ground. Also it comes with an attachment for a variable speed drill should you get tired of cranking the handle. But at 50 feet you probably wouldn't get tired of cranking! The slight turn is not a problem either. I have linked a video review of this unit for you.
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  • High and Low Gear and Slipping Tires On the Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover
  • On the Trailer Valet, # STC-V211, the top gear is the high gear and requires less effort to turn the handle but moves the wheels slower. The bottom gear is low gear, requires more effort to turn the handle, but moves the wheels faster. If the tires are slipping then first go to high gear to move the wheels slower. Having more tongue weight would also help. This is similar to the idea of adding weight to the back of a truck in winter time to lessen the chance of the rear wheels sliding...
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  • Is There a Tow Dolly that Can Move Trailer up Slight Incline
  • You wouldn't want to try and move a trailer up an incline with the MT70881. The dolly itself would be fine but you would most likely not be able to pull that heavy of a trailer up an incline. And then if you somehow did get it going up the incline at all it would become dangerous as it would want to roll back by itself. The only dolly we have that can do inclines safely is the Trailer Valet XL # TVXL25 which has a crank and a brake built into it. This is for a coupler with a 2-5/16 inch...
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  • Is the Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly Hard to Crank and Can it Move a Trailer Across a Lawn
  • It is not hard at all to crank the handle on the Trailer Valet trailer dolly # TVXL2. There are 2 speeds, high and low, and neither one is particularly difficult. Also you have the option of using a power drill and the included drill attachment for faster operation. Given all of this information in addition to the fact that you are in good shape by your own admission you won't have a problem. It works best on pavement of course but it can move a trailer across grass. But if the ground...
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  • Recommended Trailer Dolly for 7500 lb Trailer
  • For your 7500 lb concession trailer, I recommend the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive # TVXL2 for a 2 inch hitch ball or # TVXL25 for a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. This will come with a hand crank and a cordless drill attachment to make moving your trailer easy, whether fully loaded at the beginning of the day or empty at the end of the event. The very basic hand style dollies like # RA20 are only rated for trailers up to 500 lbs. Even if you were to have something like...
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  • Jack with Drive Wheels Recommendation for a Trailer in a Grassy Area
  • It sounds like you are looking for something like the Trailer Valet part # STC-V211. This is a jack that also features a handle that can be cranked which will turn the wheels of the jack (which are rubber), to allow you to move the trailer around in a controlled manner. Since your trailer is 3,600 lbs this jack should have enough capacity as it is rated for up to 500 lbs of tongue weight. The only issue is that our customers who have tried this jack on grassy areas have had mixed results....
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Valet XL That Does Not Sit Straight During Operation
  • I would first double check to make sure that everything is installed properly. The hitch ball that comes with the Trailer Valet XL # TVXL2 has a base that you spin to lock your unit to the coupler so that it sits straight. If you have an older version it probably didn't come with the coupling plate, but newer versions all come with the coupling plate to help make sure the dolly is flush. Once you have adjusted the spinning base as much as you can by hand, use the included tool to tighten...
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  • Jack With Wheel Compatible with 500 Gallon Water Tank Trailer
  • For your trailer, the best option for a wheel is the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover # STC-V211. This is rated for up to 5,000 lb trailer with 500 lb tongue weight. This is due to the pneumatic dual tires. Most trailer jacks with wheel are only rated for about a 1600 lb capacity maximum due mostly to the plastic wheel. The Dutton-Lainson Square Swivel Jack w/ 3" Wide Wheel - Sidewind - 12" Lift - 1,700 lbs # DL22339 is the most heavy duty option we offer other than...
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  • Manual Dolly Recommendation for Moving Trailer that Weighs 1,500 lb
  • We have one trailer dolly that will work with a total trailer weight of 1,500 lbs. For that you'd want the RackEm dolly part # RA20 which has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs which would easily be compatible with a 1,500 lb trailer like what you have.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly be Used on Grass
  • The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive # TVXL2 that you are looking at actually has solid rubber tires that use deep treads so you can use it on tricky surfaces like gravel, dirt, or grass. It is meant for use on pavement or well packed surfaces but the deep tread does help as well. I do recommend using a powered drill and the included drill bit for your application though as traveling through grass will be a bit more difficult.
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