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Old 05-29-2013, 08:22 PM   #11
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I'd still like to hear from somebody with direct experience with a Trailer Valet. My experience with a cheaper version was not good.

At $900-$1200, the powered movers are a bit rich for my taste. For that much money, I'd be more inclined to a) take a welding course, b) buy a welder, c) make one from scratch using a winch motor (as demonstrated by I-can't-recall-who around here or fiberglassrv.com).


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Old 05-30-2013, 12:37 AM   #12
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Yes, that is what we use. Serves a two-fold purpose for us. Our parking spot is close to a hedge, when we back in we can't open the door. Therefore we pull it in with the Parkit. Gives us the added feeling of security knowing it can't be hauled off by thieves. We know of a few that have been stolen from driveways.

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Old 05-30-2013, 05:21 PM   #13
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As long as the front of the Tahoe can handle the tongue weight, there is the option of backing the trailer in using a hitch mounted on the front of the Tahoe - many people apparently find tight manoeuvering easier this way, and front-mounted hitch receivers are available for a Tahoe. The front-mounted receiver (or the front end of the Tahoe) might not be up to handling a 19'.

As for the space required: trailers can turn as tight as you want, limited only by whatever is moving the tongue (manual or power dollies are best for this) and how far the end of the trailer swings... that's what, 7 feet behind the middle of the axles?

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