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Old 10-18-2016, 07:59 AM   #21
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I purchased the Trailer Valet XL a couple months back. It is well engineered and works as intended. The coupler on my 21' is not flat across the bottom and presents some issues with getting the ball tightened up against the coupler. The supplied plate helps but the unit wants to pivot back and forth as you go forward and reverse. I am working on a work around and I will see how it goes next time I use it.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:18 AM   #22
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Remote control... and Steering, part 2
They also claim this:

... but a different page lists this an as optional item:

... suggesting that the remote does not actually include any steering capability. Perhaps the marketing guy had some idea of what he wanted to sell and the design/production guy didn't actually build that?
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If you are interested in remote control operation of a trailer dolly, here is a really interesting video that I came across for a device called "Camper-Trolley CT2500-TAM (Tandem Axle Mover)".

https://youtu.be/3rnO3MbBpJ0
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:46 AM   #23
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I purchased the Trailer Valet XL a couple months back. It is well engineered and works as intended. The coupler on my 21' is not flat across the bottom and presents some issues with getting the ball tightened up against the coupler. The supplied plate helps but the unit wants to pivot back and forth as you go forward and reverse. I am working on a work around and I will see how it goes next time I use it.
Hmmmm this makes me a bit worried - as I will need to use our trailer valet XL to go backwards up our flat driveway. To back our forthcoming 21' into place.

Does anyone happen to know the exact make and model of the Escapes hitch?

So I can check with trailer valet for a possible solution.

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:56 AM   #24
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JUST THINKING OUT LOUD HERE BUT:
if rock a rock solid anchor point was available, couldn't a truck winch do the job of one of these expensive dollies?
http://www.princessauto.com/en/detai...ch/A-p8212417e
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:04 AM   #25
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JUST THINKING OUT LOUD HERE BUT:
if rock a rock solid anchor point was available, couldn't a truck winch do the job of one of these expensive dollies?
http://www.princessauto.com/en/detai...ch/A-p8212417e
We are looking at that option for my brother. I think it would be quite doable with a regular wheeled, non - motorized dolly. The problem then is the reversing of the trailer. Relying on gravity might be an issue.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:46 AM   #26
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To bad these are not an option for RV's in the U.S.

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Old 10-18-2016, 11:10 AM   #27
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To bad these are not an option for RV's in the U.S.

Looks like a very well engineered product, but for me it's way too complex, and probably ridiculously expensive. You're also permanently installing the little motor assemblies on the RV.

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Old 10-18-2016, 01:37 PM   #28
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This is what we're getting. Yes, it's quite expensive. However, we're parking on compacted gravel and none of the other movers out there will work on that (I asked and got replies from the other mfgrs). I wasn't interested in moving boards under the wheel, which is what we'd have to do if we used the other brands.

Dirk plans to install it himself and we'll provide detailed photos and description as I know there's a few others on this forum that want that information.

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Old 10-18-2016, 01:48 PM   #29
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Why do you say that? There's a ton of USA dealers listed when you do a search by country. As to whether they'd have it in stock, you'd have to call 'em I guess.
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This is what we're getting. Yes, it's quite expensive. However, we're parking on compacted gravel and none of the other movers out there will work on that (I asked and got replies from the other mfgrs). ...
This one would work fine on gravel. see link that I gave a few posts up.

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