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Old 05-06-2019, 12:17 PM   #1
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Seeking a used Parkit 360 trailer dolly

Hello,

I'm seeking a ParkIt 360 motorized trailer dolly rated for more than 5,500 lbs. I will adapt it to use with my new 5.0 TA.

Please PM me if you have one you no longer need.

Thanks!
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Arnie I've got a perfect spot in front of my garage for my trailer but in order to maneuver the trailer with the truck, I would have to take out my wife's flower garden. That ain't happening. When you work out your solution I would like to hear about it. jn
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For 5.0 owners maybe this will help: Moving Bear
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Won’t work with Andersen hitch.

I had a in depth conversation with the tech guys at Parkit today. Their 5th wheel solution will not work with the Anderson hitch. The extension has to fasten securely to the hitch pin and that is not possible with the Andersen ball adapter. If I had the standard hitch pin it would work.

I guess the Rhododendron will have to come out so I can widen the driveway. I have contacted the Parks Department about a possible donation.

JN, if you have the standard hitch pin, this will work for you. A bit pricey but so is modifying a driveway. https://parkit360.ca/products/electr...over-5th-wheel
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I had a in depth conversation with the tech guys at Parkit today. Their 5th wheel solution will not work with the Anderson hitch. The extension has to fasten securely to the hitch pin and that is not possible with the Andersen ball adapter. If I had the standard hitch pin it would work.

I guess the Rhododendron will have to come out so I can widen the driveway. I have contacted the Parks Department about a possible donation.

JN, if you have the standard hitch pin, this will work for you. A bit pricey but so is modifying a driveway. https://parkit360.ca/products/electr...over-5th-wheel
Arnie Couldn't we just remove the Andersen receiver, the upper part that attaches to the hitch pin? That shouldn't take five minutes to remove or install. Escape offered to install the Andersen hitch for me for $50 but that's fifty dollars for 5 minutes work.
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Escape offered to install the Andersen hitch for me for $50 but that's fifty dollars for 5 minutes work.

It's not five minutes work to pull a worker off another assignment to do the job.
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Arnie Couldn't we just remove the Andersen receiver, the upper part that attaches to the hitch pin? That shouldn't take five minutes to remove or install. Escape offered to install the Andersen hitch for me for $50 but that's fifty dollars for 5 minutes work.
Yes, and that would work. But I take my trailer out a couple of times a month so I'm still doing a cost / benefit analysis. I'm going to get an estimate for the driveway mod and go from there.

One would need to be mindful to torque the Allen set screws properly each time the adapter was reinstalled. That made my wife nervous. I know it is just another safety thing that one needs to check.

Anyway, still balancing options.
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It's not five minutes work to pull a worker off another assignment to do the job.
Fair point.
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It's not five minutes work to pull a worker off another assignment to do the job.
Evening Glen I did not make myself clear. My point is why would I pay anybody $50CDN to do anything that I can do quite easily myself in five minutes. 7 weeks from today. I got the registration paperwork from Escape a couple of days ago. I think I'll head over to the county treasurers office tomorrow and see if I'm going to encounter any issues.
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I had a in depth conversation with the tech guys at Parkit today. Their 5th wheel solution will not work with the Anderson hitch. The extension has to fasten securely to the hitch pin and that is not possible with the Andersen ball adapter. If I had the standard hitch pin it would work.
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JN, if you have the standard hitch pin, this will work for you. A bit pricey but so is modifying a driveway. https://parkit360.ca/products/electr...over-5th-wheel
I don't think the ParkIt people understand that Andersen Ultimate system just clamps onto a common pin box, because - unless I've missed something - the easy solution is just to use their "goose neck" version (with the tall post topped by a ball), with the "Kingpin Box Stabilizing Bars" that are normally used with a fifth-wheel to brace the ParkIt unit to the back of the pin box.

There are two possible issues:
  1. the goose neck version may not go high enough (easy to check), and
  2. the stabilizing bars may not work with the goose neck post (unlikely, given the way the bracket for the bars just clamps onto to the post; also easily checked with ParkIt).
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Hi I believe I sent you a PM as I have one I'd like to sell.
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