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Old 09-08-2016, 11:35 AM
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Trailer Valet

So, there is no way to make the turn into my garage with the boat/trailer without rolling off nto the grass and either ruining grass or hitting a sprinkler head... A quick search online, I saw this device, I thought it was pretty cool.

https://www.trailervalet.com/xl

Thoughts? What do you guys do?
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:56 AM
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I saw one of these at the boat show a few years ago. Looks like a great product.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:14 PM
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I saw one of these at the boat show a few years ago. Looks like a great product.
The $100,000 question is, does it have the ability/power to roll over the lip into the garage...?
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:33 PM
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I saw something about it being able to push up a 30 degree incline. I'm sure that wouldn't be an issue with a 197
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:52 PM
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steep pricetag to find out.

a friend of mine has his own device that takes up a lot of space in his garage. its so big I think it may take 2 people to use it. its not like I want that much garage space for it.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:54 PM
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steep pricetag to find out.

a friend of mine has his own device that takes up a lot of space in his garage. its so big I think it may take 2 people to use it. its not like I want that much garage space for it.
maybe call the company and give them your boat, trailer, garage specs and ask. My guess it it will do it just fine considering the weight it can handle already and yours being no where near that. a little bump shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 09-08-2016, 01:11 PM
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I wonder how stressful it is on the drill... like maybe I should buy a cheap drill for this purpose only to not ruin the nice one,,,
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:46 PM
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Similar problem 10 years ago. I went with a "power mover" or "power dolly" for a similar price.
www.powerdolly.com

The disadvantage to the valet is the use of the trailer ball that allows the valet to tilt. I see that it screws up tight, but you are applying a lot of force and you don't want the valet to get out from underneath dead center of the trailer.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:55 PM
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Similar problem 10 years ago. I went with a "power mover" or "power dolly" for a similar price.
www.powerdolly.com

The disadvantage to the valet is the use of the trailer ball that allows the valet to tilt. I see that it screws up tight, but you are applying a lot of force and you don't want the valet to get out from underneath dead center of the trailer.
thanks for the reply. the power dolly is HUGE! I was hoping for something smaller, easy to store to move the boat / trailer the 10-12 ft that makes it impossible with the truck due to concrete space. idk, I like the valet, but yeah your point may be valid.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:07 PM
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I've not tried the trailer valet, but have tried a Park-It 360 at the RV show. The connection on both is very similar. The Park-It did not allow the ball to rock or move.

I'd not worry about it screwing your drill up, but if you are, find a cheap-o drill or refurbished unit for less than $100 and us it for the dolly only.
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