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Old 07-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Powered trailer dolly experiences ?

Hi Everyone,

Not even a newbee yet, ordered a 21. Very excited and cannot wait until I get it (early next year).

My driveway/parking space is very tight and I do not think it will be easy to park the 21. I will look into a front mounted hitch - but I am not optimistic. I am told I can purchase an electric or gas powered dolly to maneuver the trailer
into the space. Looking at the internet, some have commented that this could be dangerous when making tight turns with a tandem trailer.

I would sure appreciate comments, and experiences you may have had. Recommendations are most welcome.

Thank you in advance
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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here is one thread Turning with the 19
and another http://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f8...alet-1906.html
one more http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ter-47202.html
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Thanks Jim.

I am curious if anyone on the forum has used the Trailer Valet. I spoke with Tammy today and she said a few Escape owners have had success with powered dollies. I am hoping some of them will read and report their experience.

Thanks Again
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:49 PM   #4
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Check out the Parkit360
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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I knew I missed one, maybe they can give us a product review...
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:19 PM   #6
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I just learned recently that the Parkit360 is built not too far from here. But, $1200 is bit too much for me.
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That is about 6 months storage fee down here!!
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Wow, I pay $275 for a 36x24 garage I use for storage with room for 2 trailers to park beside it too.
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I will look into a front mounted hitch - but I am not optimistic.
Why? For instance, are you concerned that backing the trailer will be too difficult even with the front-mounted hitch, or that the hitch won't be able to handle the Escape, or that you won't be able to find the hitch?
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I don't see how a front mount hitch helps. If the trailer was a small boat trailer and you could sorta see around it, maybe. But, you'll be staring at a large slab of white fiberglass.
At least with the rear mount, you can look in the mirrors to see what clearance you have on either side.
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