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Old 02-27-2016, 10:57 AM   #11
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Yes, you could use a cordless, I plan to give it a try. It uses a square drive shaft but I believe you could use one of the universal sockets or make one to spin the drive. The manufacturer sells an adapter for $40 but that's crazy.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:03 AM   #12
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I have at least 90 degrees of swivel relative to the trailer. Enough so that I can pivot the rig left or right without pushing it backwards.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:11 AM   #13
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Re: Trailer valet on incline

Here's a daytime photo of our trailer and the incline of our driveway...the trailer is level. I believe the manufacturer says a 5 degree angle is acceptable, mine is more and it functions quite well.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:16 AM   #14
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BTW, the crankshafts are interchangeable for use on either side of the unit if clearance is an issue.
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Old 02-27-2016, 12:36 PM   #15
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Now that I can see your incline, why could you not just use a adjustable hitch that can be lowered enough to that measurement shown in the picture, 9-12" ? I'm guessing.
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Old 02-27-2016, 05:57 PM   #16
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Here's a daytime photo of our trailer and the incline of our driveway...the trailer is level. I believe the manufacturer says a 5 degree angle is acceptable, mine is more and it functions quite well.
Thankyou for the picture. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words . I don 't think that would work for my situation . Too much hill to push up for me and I would have to make a turn from another hill . I am always looking . Pat
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:02 PM   #17
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Hi Jim,
I need the valet to maneuver around the driveway. It's not practical to back into place with the truck. The incline does not pose a problem when hitching up.
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