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Can anyone recommend an electric trailer mover? I have a boat trailer I need to move in and out of the garage and I can't make the turn with the truck. Not enough room. I have been looking into these a little, but would like to hear how they really work from people that have used them.

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Used lawn mower (small tractor type) with a ball on the rear. Use the trailer jack wheel to help with weight if needed. Or a new quad, you could always go riding to justify the purchase.


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Can you tell us more about your boat i.e. tongue weight? My Rockwood TT is 900# on the tongue so a Small lawnmower would be out of the question IMHO. My MacGreggor 26X was only 300#; better, but I would not try it if the tongue jack was even the least bit extended for fear of bending the jack.


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Boat trailer w/boat is about 4500 pounds. Tandem axle.

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here is the company my cousin bought from...
http://parkit360.com/


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Hi Nunyadamn,
We have and use a Power Caster PC2 to move our trailer. Moves it effortlessly and into a parking spot our truck can't even get into without the trailer.


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4Jeeperz wrote:

Hi Nunyadamn,
We have and use a Power Caster PC2 to move our trailer. Moves it effortlessly and into a parking spot our truck can't even get into without the trailer.


My neighbor has one of these and it works very well to move his car hauler around his driveway.
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I have a mobility scooter I have considered taking the seat off & putting a 2" ball in its place for moving trailers. I don't have batteries for it now so haven't pursued it yet and don't know how well it would work.


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I got mine from http://www.powermoverinc.net - the AC10 model. It makes it much easier to get my camper to the backyard, and I can get both that and the boat into the backyard - would never be able to do that with the truck.

I wish it had a higher speed for moving without a load - it seems to take forever to move it empty. The only times I have problems is if we haven't had rain in awhile, or we've had too much rain recently, as it can bog down. Usually if I get the wife or one of my sons to help push (they push either against the boat or the trailer), it still gets through okay.


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With the cost of these things you're going to find it hard to justify unless you use the boat EVERY weekend.

I have a situation where I put my 7x14 utility trailer in the back corner of my barn for winter storage. In the spring I need to get it back out.

Normally I use a Farmall Cub to do the maneuvering, but it's stressful and tedious because I can't see around the trailer. I have to get on and off several times. Usually I end up pushing the tractor by hand.

One of these power movers would be ideal, but for the once a year, I can't justify the expense.


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