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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 our...
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  • Trailer Dolly Recommendation for a Boat Trailer with a Tongue Weight Under 600 lbs
  • For a trailer dolly that will work with your boat and trailer, I would recommend looking at the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly, # TVXL2. This trailer dolly has a tongue weight capacity of 1000 lbs which is the highest tongue weight capacity of our manual trailer dolly selection. This trailer dolly comes with a 2 inch hitch ball.
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  • What is The Heaviest Duty Trailer Dolly Available
  • The Rackem Trailer Dolly, item # RA20, is the most heavy duty trailer dolly that I have seen and it has the largest tires making it easier to maneuver heavier trailers (within reason). Rackem does not specify a weight rating for this item. At this time we do not stock other trailer dollies.
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  • Recommended Trailer Dolly for 5,000 Lb Boat and Trailer
  • I have a great option for help maneuvering a 5,000 lb boat and trailer, the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive part # TVXL25 for a 2-5/16" hitch ball or part # TVXL2 for 2". This dolly uses a chain drive system which creates a mechanical advance allowing you to control a trailer up to 10,000 lbs. Without this advantage, it would not be possible for you to safely move a trailer this size which is why all the manual dolly's like the Rack'Em Trailer Dolly part # RA20 max out much...
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  • Can Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 be Used with Trailer that has 2 inch Ball Coupler
  • Actually the Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 will work well with a trailer that has a 2 inch coupler. When using a tow dolly the tongue weight alone of the trailer will keep the coupler attached to it. You do not have to use the exact same size hitch ball on a dolly. That is why frequently tow dollies will use a small sized hitch ball so that all coupler sizes can be used on them. If you were in a situation the tongue weight of the trailer started pulling up the tow dolly wouldn't keep the...
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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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  • Availability of Trailer Dolly to Move a Motorcycle Trailer That Connects to 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
  • You can use the Rackem Trailer Dolly, part # RA20, to move your motorcycle trailer that uses a 2-5/16 inch size hitch ball. This trailer dolly has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball size. Proper ball fit is necessary when towing, but for moving a trailer with this dolly it is not necessary. The trailer dolly # RA20, has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. Tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the trailer weight. As long as you can physically pull the weight yourself and the tongue weight...
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  • Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly Mover For a Lance 1965 Travel Trailer
  • The Trailer Valet MV PRO Trailer Dolly # TV96FR is their all new dolly and is listed under their Products/Trailer Movers. This is going to be overkill for your Lance 1685 since the dolly is rated for trailers up to 12,000lbs and your Lance is going to have a maximum GVWR closer to 6,300lbs. The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL25 will save you some money and is rated for trailer up to 10,000lbs which is more than enough for your Lance.
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  • Recommended Dolly for Big Tex 70PI-X Trailer
  • I recommend using the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive part # TVXL2 to maneuver your Big Tex 70PI-X. This dolly has a drive system so you don't have to physically strain yourself to move the trailer. The trailer is a bit too large for a manual dolly so you will really need the drive system. The best part is that you don't have to have the trailer unloaded to move it either as the dolly has a capacity up to 10,000 lbs.
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  • Will 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Fit Demco Tow Dolly
  • There is a Demco tow dolly that will work with your 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, the Demco Kar Kaddy X Tow Dolly - Wide Tread # DM9713093. This is an excellent dolly with a tilting bed which makes it simple to load and unload your Pathfinder, as well as hydraulic disc brakes for the best possible stopping power.
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  • Manual Ball-Mount Trailer Dollies For A NuCamp T@B 320
  • Looks like most of that is welded in place so removing it would be a bit of a challenge. We do offer some manual trailer dollies to help maneuver your trailer around though. If you have a 1-7/8" coupler then you can use the Flint Hill Goods Trailer Dolly # FHG84ZR, which can handle up to 600lbs in tongue weight. For a 2" coupler you'd need the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive # TVXL2, which can handle up to 1,000lbs of tongue weight. This also comes with a drill bit attachment...
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  • Recommended Trailer Dolly For Moving Car Dolly That Is Too Heavy To Move Around
  • The Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 is designed to easily move and maneuver trailers. It will work the same way for your car dolly. This dolly uses an adjustable height hitch ball that is 1 7/8 inches diameter. It adjusts from 16 to 19 inches tall and the handle is set at 54 inches from the bottom of the tires to give you the leverage you need with the 13 inch tires to make moving your car dolly easy. I've attached a video to show you the ease of use.
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  • Recommendation for a Trailer Dolly with a 1-7/8 Inch Ball
  • I do have a potential solution for you but there is only a 2 inch or 2-5/16 inch ball version of the Trailer Valet. Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 1,000 lbs TW Item # TVXL2 is the 2 inch ball version. We have tried to couple a 1-7/8 inch latch coupler on a dolly with a 2 inch ball and it would not fit even when unlatched. So what I recommend is a dolly with a 1-7/8 inch ball such as # RA20. With this dolly you would have to physically push and pull the...
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  • Do Trailer Dolly Hitch Balls Have to Match the Ball Size of Coupler
  • We don't sell a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball with a 3/4 inch shank, but since a tow dolly is only used for small trailer movements across a parking lot your current hitch ball should work just fine. When using a tow dolly the tongue weight alone of the trailer will keep the coupler attached to it. You do not have to use the exact same size hitch ball on a dolly. That is why frequently tow dollies will use a small sized hitch ball so that all coupler sizes can be used on them. As long as the...
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  • Could Wheel Dolly # PTW54013 be Used on Tandem Axle Pontoon Boat Trailer
  • The Wheel Dolly # PTW54013 that you referenced would work for your tandem axle pontoon boat trailer but only if they trailer was under the weight capacity of the dollies. These are rated for 1,000 lbs per dolly so with a total of 4 of these your boat and trailer would need to weigh under 4,000 lbs.
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  • Recommended Trailer Valet To Move Loaded Demco Kar Kaddy SS
  • The swivel jack on the Demco Kar Kaddy Tow Dolly is not intended to support the weight of the dolly and the loaded car. Most jacks simply cannot handle the torque as well as the load for that application. You can use the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover - Topwind - 15" Lift - 500 lbs # STC-V211 or the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1,000 lbs TW # TVXL25 for this application. These trailer movers are designed to handle the weight...
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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 no...
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  • Replacement Tire and Wheel for MaxxTow Trailer Dolly
  • MaxxTow replacement wheel and tire for trailer dollies # FHG23VR does have a type of bearing but regardless the opening size for the shaft or axle is 1 inch in diameter so it would fit your dolly. It is meant as a replacement for tow dolly MT70225 but could be used for other applications if it fits.
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  • Will the Trailer Valet Trailer Wheel Dolly Set Work On a Vehicle
  • The Trailer Valet Trailer Wheel Dolly part # TV74FR are not designed for use on a vehicle. The only way possible to use them on such is with four dollies under all wheels. This would be costly but an option if you want the integrated lifting mechanism that standard dollies like the Wheel Dolly part # PTW54013 don't have.
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  • How Does Wiring of Roadmaster Trailer Tow Dolly Fender Connect to Rest of Dolly
  • Sounds like you might be replacing the fender of your Roadmaster tow dolly which has the lighting and wiring integrated into it. The replacement fenders for the Roadmaster dollies like the part # RM-921003 use a standard 4-way trailer wiring connector to connect to the rest of the wiring of the dolly. In the picture I attached you can see the 4-way.
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