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Old 02-17-2016, 11:53 PM   #21
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I've been using my Power Mover AC6 with my Escape 21 since I brought the trailer home in June 2014. I use it to pull into my driveway "head first" after un-hitching from my tow vehicle. The AC6 has worked flawlessly for me. I have a slight incline where the driveway meets the gutter and I've had no issues whatsoever. That said, I only use it on smooth concrete and asphalt and again, only a slight incline. I posted several pictures in the "Anyone use a power dolly ..." thread mentioned earlier and I'm happy to answer any questions too. Cheers!
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What can of slope do you have if I can ask ? Do you know the percent of slope ? I do have concrete but I need to know if my 19 wouldn't be a problem after I unhook in street . Does your's have the 120 to run ? What about brakes ? Sure would like a easier way to get the trailer in it's spot . Pat
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:05 AM   #22
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Hello,
My driveway is nearly flat. The transition from driveway to street includes a very, very slight slope...just the drainage slope designed into the road. I have a 12 volt battery that connects through a 7 pin connector to the trailer brakes, which are operated by a switch on the puller handle. The puller plugs in to an outlet in the garage and has a 75 foot long power cord. If I were in the market again, I would look closely at the Purple Line trailer mover. That looks like the coolest thing since sliced bread. But my Power Mover works great for me. Very happy with it.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:20 AM   #23
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My driveway is nearly flat. The transition from driveway to street includes a very, very slight slope...just the drainage slope designed into the road. I have a 12 volt battery that connects through a 7 pin connector to the trailer brakes, which are operated by a switch on the puller handle. The puller plugs in to an outlet in the garage and has a 75 foot long power cord. If I were in the market again, I would look closely at the Purple Line trailer mover. That looks like the coolest thing since sliced bread. But my Power Mover works great for me. Very happy with it.
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Not sure if it would work for us . I have talked to them at shows and really they weren't positive either . When the trailer is in it's spot it is almost flat on concrete . I have seen the Purple Line also . That is really neat .When I am coming home I can't relax until trailer is parked. Might have something to do with the first trip home from picking up and Trans overheated , seals went and and Trans fluild dumped as I was backing up . Required a Trans rebuild . Thanks for info . Pat
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:55 PM   #24
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I had looked these over a while back.

If there was something like this that could be easily removed when not in use, I think they would be great. Otherwise they are always exposed to the elements and road grime, plus they don't look so nice either.

I believe they were quite pricey too, for a couple motors and traction rollers. All this kinda stuff seems expensive though.

One thing to remember with these, that while there would be no issue driving the wheels on gravel, you would need a big fat hitch wheel so it didn't dig in.
I agree, it would be nice if they could be removed when not in use. However, I'll put up with their visual appearance if it'll work at getting the trailer moved in the gravel area as that's our only option. I'm not going to be humping around bits of plywood. And it looks like the other devices won't work for our situation.

Good point on the hitch wheel, thanks. Never thought of that. Is it possible to change those out without giving yourself problems in other areas? (Clueless about all this stuff.)
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:24 PM   #25
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Good point on the hitch wheel, thanks. Never thought of that. Is it possible to change those out without giving yourself problems in other areas? (Clueless about all this stuff.)
I have never seen anything but the kind like Escape sells, which does not work on gravel very well, as it will dig in. Not sure what is available as far as larger removable hitch wheels go, but you could always have something made.
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If you make one, you need to take into consideration that it must be removable, and if it is too tall, you won't be able to install it on the post.
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:04 PM   #27
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You could always build it as a dually, with the jack post dropping between. A couple small inflatable tires would fit the bill. An axle welded to an appropriate sized tube would work fine.

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OMG, that must be a full sized photo, as the tire is only 13". LOL
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:10 PM   #29
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I must be missing something...If you're moving the trailer with something like the ParkIt 360, you don't use the jack wheel provided by Escape. Once you're done moving it, gravel or not, you're putting the jack wheel back on (or a jack plate).
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:33 PM   #30
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I must be missing something...If you're moving the trailer with something like the ParkIt 360, you don't use the jack wheel provided by Escape. Once you're done moving it, gravel or not, you're putting the jack wheel back on (or a jack plate).
I think they were referring to how the Purple Line mover will work in gravel and it'll probably be what we go with. For that system, you will be using the jack wheel.

I did get a price from the dealer in Canada for the Purple Line Enduro model with two motors (even though the trailer is a double axle, it's not heavy enough to require 4 motors), which is $2189.40 CAD (doubt it includes taxes) and the remote is $645.12. Right now the ETA would be 1-2 weeks.

I need to see what it would be with taxes and the exchange rate vs having it shipped here in US $.
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