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Old 09-16-2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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Smile Trailer Valet XL - solves all my narrow driveway and bad back problems

Holy cow this is the new, revised Trailer Valet model (the XL) solves all my narrow driveway and bad back problems.

It does NOT need to be bolted onto the trailer. Can be left at home in-between trips.

Does not matter if the trailer has WDH. (as mine does)

COOL! I have been looking for a solution... and this seems to be a good solution.

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No, I dont work for them… I just stumbled upon this video, and will very likely be buying one.



I thought the community here might like to know about this. I'm certainly excited!!



Thinking about upgrading to a 21' Escape, and I was concerned about pushing an 8" wider, heavier trailer up our narrow driveway, (at the end of each trip) but the XL solves my problem.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:45 PM   #2
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That would be great if it really works like that and it isn't too expensive. I wonder how well it does going up a slanted driveway.
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:51 PM   #3
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That would be great if it really works like that and it isn't too expensive. I wonder how well it does going up a slanted driveway.
According to their website "The XL moves most trailers up to 10,000lbs up and down slopes up to 5 degrees using a crank handle or an 18V drill."
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Wow, looks fantastic.
https://www.trailervalet.com/shop/trailervaletxl/

Ouch, $600...
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I would question the stability of the Trailer Valet with just the 2 wheels under the coupling. Though the cost is 2 times the valet the Power Mover AC 6 looks much more stable and has a proven track record. Another thing I noticed in the video is the operator is stooped over - not easy on a tender back.
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:34 PM   #6
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Wow, looks fantastic.
https://www.trailervalet.com/shop/trailervaletxl/

Ouch, $600...
Only $540 right now though.
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I would question the stability of the Trailer Valet with just the 2 wheels under the coupling. Though the cost is 2 times the valet the Power Mover AC 6 looks much more stable and has a proven track record. Another thing I noticed in the video is the operator is stooped over - not easy on a tender back.
Boeing's 747 has just 2 wheels under the nose. If it's engineered right it should be safe.

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Old 09-16-2015, 05:47 PM   #8
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Boeing's 747 has just 2 wheels under the nose. If it's engineered right it should be safe.

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Yeah, but what about all those smokin' thingamajigs behind
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:03 PM   #9
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Holy cow this is the new, revised Trailer Valet model (the XL) ...
90 second video:
I hate videos instead of clearly presented information, so I looked up their website... but it is either broken or just really bad. In this case, there is no decent description and no manual (for the XL) available.

Sigh... so I watched the video. The attachment is stabilized by screwing a collar up against the bottom of the coupler after latching the coupler onto the ball

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I would question the stability of the Trailer Valet with just the 2 wheels under the coupling.
I would, too, especially on a slope. Will this really apply the force of over 870 pounds that it would take to move a 10,000 pound trailer (their stated capacity) up a 5 degree slope... especially with only 1,000 to 1,500 pounds on the device's tires for traction? Even if they don't know the difference between degrees of slope and % grade - and really mean a 5% slope - it would still be over 500 pounds. An Escape is much lighter, of course, but it still seems shaky to me.

I guess I would have to see it, and try it myself.

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Boeing's 747 has just 2 wheels under the nose. If it's engineered right it should be safe.
But is it engineered right? The top of the 747's landing gear is not just a ball joint, with some guy trying to keep it upright by hanging onto a handle, assisted by a collar that tries to make the coupler work in a way which it was never intended to work.

Interesting, and I appreciate the tip, but I think there are better solutions... although nobody may be manufacturing them.
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I saw some manuals are linked on the Support page, Bryan:

https://www.trailervalet.com/support/

They have an 800 number so maybe there are others available?

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