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Tongue Jack Dolly System Helps You Pivot And Move Your Trailer With Ease

No matter how long you’ve been RVing, if you own a boat or towable RV at some point you’ve probably needed help hooking up a trailer to your tow vehicle. And if you have to maneuver your trailer in and out of tight or steep spaces, hooking up a trailer makes the job extra tough.

This part of RVing is not fun.

hooking up a trailer

But what if you could take a helpful valet along for the ride? Impossible? Nope. Now there’s a manufacturer who makes a heavy duty trailer dolly that’s ready to travel anywhere with you. Called the Trailer Valet XL it’s a non-motorized trailer dolly that makes it super easy for anyone to move any dual axle trailer weighing up to 10,000 pounds.

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Get Help Hooking Up a Trailer Without a Backup Camera

Backup cameras are great but they only help you get a little closer to the trailer hitch. Back and forth, side to side, the process is still time consuming because you’re trying to get the tow vehicle to the trailer. With a Trailer Valet, you bring the trailer to the tow vehicle. Now that makes sense!

Like its smaller brother, the Trailer Valet XL saves you time because it allows anyone of any strength to maneuver the trailer while looking right at the hitch. Hooking up a trailer with this non-motorized Trailer Valet is an easy three-step process: lift, crank and steer.

Maneuvering the trailer side to side (even up to a 90º angle) and towards your tow vehicle is easy with the Trailer Valet’s high and low gear settings. It even has an automatic brake that engages as soon as you release the handle.

Hooking up a trailer takes half the time with this.

hooking up a trailer

And if hand cranking the Trailer Valet doesn’t work for you, there’s a Trailer Valet Drill Attachment that lets your 18 V cordless drill do the cranking.

The cordless drill attachment gives cranking power.

hooking up a trailer

More details about this trailer hitching helper:

  • Handles most trailers weighing up to 10,000 lbs (1000lb tongue weight)
  • Patented ball attachment mechanism for quick attachment and greater maneuverability
  • High strength pneumatic tires that can withstand 500lbs of pressure per tire
  • Posi-traction for maximum traction and ease of handling

Though we haven’t tried it ourselves but we saw it at the SEMA 2015 show and were impressed. Trailer Valet gets awesome reviews by users so if you try it let us know what you think.

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