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Old 12-18-2016, 03:33 PM   #15
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NWRVR - How tall is the opening into your garage?
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:40 PM   #16
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This is our second winter using the Parkit-360 putting the 5K# boat and 8K# AS in the garage and it works great. I have a narrow slot to clear the AC, but the slow speed and excellent maneuverability of the dolly, not a problem. Be sure you order the 7-way plug for the brake which is applied when you have the switch in neutral. I recommend going with the 10K# model though with no grade you might get away with the smaller unit.

Did you notch your garage to accommodate the AC unit?! Haha. That's determination! No wonder you needed the dolly.
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:48 PM   #17
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I bought one and it works great. I recommend you get the 10,000 lb one, less strain on it. My neighbour bought the smaller one and burned parts out as he was at his max on dry weight. I bought mine with the detachable battery box (don't buy theirs as you can get one cheaper lots of places) and that way it is smaller and fits under my tonneau cover of my pickup. I would also recommend you get the wider tires available if you will be using it on grass or gravel, sure glad I did ! Pricey, yes - but works great. Good luck !

This told me everything I needed to know. I was hoping I could go with the 5k model but was concerned I'd over work it. The other consideration was whether or not I needed the B3 model for the wider tires. I have a plantation mix driveway (extremely hard packed small, crushed gravel) which leads up to a concrete pad. The driveway is curved and tricky to navigate so being able to operate on both surfaces is important to me. Those wider tires would make a difference. Thanks to everyone for the upsell! .
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Old 12-18-2016, 05:35 PM   #18
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Did you notch your garage to accommodate the AC unit?! Haha. That's determination! No wonder you needed the dolly.
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NWRVR - How tall is the opening into your garage?
The opening is 9'1" so I cut a slot wide enough by 8" deep for the AC to clear out of a 28" header. I have to uncouple the door lift to pull the door flat where I have 10' clearance. I made a lip out of aluminum angle to slide in the front and bottom facia boards to cover the slot.

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I have an RV bay that is very tight and I'm looking to buy a motorized dolly. The best I've found is by a company out of Canada, Parkit 360. Does anybody have one of these? They're pricey but they would make life a lot easier.

Thoughts appreciated. Here's a link to the model I'm considering:

https://parkit360.ca/collections/tra...-capacity-base
We had one for our 23' International Serenity. It didn't work for us because it came with tires unsuited for our mostly gravel parking area. I chose not to purchase tires designed for "off road" conditions. Moving the trailer around was relegated to being hooked up the our TV. If you have a solid base parking area, macadam or cement, I think the unit will work. The unit is reasonably easy to operate and powerful enough to move trailers/boats at least up to 6500lbs......my personal experience. Keep in mind the units come w/o a battery for it's operation.......at least our's did. No big deal just a "be advised."
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Just back from Zion & Bryce and the RV Park had no Wifi. Anyway, what I purchased was the ParkIt 360 SD B2 5000Lb capacity. Our driveway is asphalt so didn't go with the bigger tires. As for the brake controller connection, was simple to just plug in and use. Husband has used it, but we don't have a slope and never get moving fast enough to have it be an issue. If we had more of a slope would use it every time for safety reasons. the shipment came with a battery box. We did purchase a battery locally and having the battery tender built in lets us just plug it in when not using.
Tried contacting some US firms as I would have preferred to buy something made in America. None were response to my inquiries.
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I went ahead and ordered the Parkit360 10k HD B3 with the wide tires. Should be here late this week... maybe. One thing I can't seem to figure out is why I'd need or want to buy a battery for it if I can just hot wire to the main ship batteries. That would be just one more battery to maintain.
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I went ahead and ordered the Parkit360 10k HD B3 with the wide tires. Should be here late this week... maybe. One thing I can't seem to figure out is why I'd need or want to buy a battery for it if I can just hot wire to the main ship batteries. That would be just one more battery to maintain.
Simple reason..........amp draw from the ParkIt's motor.

You will see some pretty large DC amp draws from a DC motor hauling around a 6-7000 lb. load. Your umbilical cable has a 12AWG, and possibly a 10AWG wire in it for the positive feed. If that DC motor has large transient loads on starting, there's a good possibility that your internal circuit breakers will pop under the load.

If it would have worked in all situations, don't you think that ParkIt would have designed out the battery requirement? My Trailer Tug came with 2 Crown AGM batteries and runs at 24VDC, but I have measured amp draws on that motor at over 25 amps while pulling a trailer around. That's at 24VDC. DOUBLE IT for a 12VDC system.

You bought the rig.............BUY THE BATTERY AS DESIGNED!!!!

Besides, they have their own internal battery charger so you simply plug it in....
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I went ahead and ordered the Parkit360 10k HD B3 with the wide tires. Should be here late this week... maybe. One thing I can't seem to figure out is why I'd need or want to buy a battery for it if I can just hot wire to the main ship batteries. That would be just one more battery to maintain.
They do sell a longer power harness so that you can use the coach batteries. I have a mounted battery only because I also use the tug to move my boat trailer that has surge brakes, no battery mounted on the tongue. Congratulations, you will be pleased with your purchase, just be sure to follow the operating manual carefully to properly mate up the ball.
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... just be sure to follow the operating manual carefully to properly mate up the ball.
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Yes, this collar thing that has to be screwed on sounds easy to mess up. I may end up also buying the two extra wheels for the added stability.
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Simple reason..........amp draw from the ParkIt's motor.

...there's a good possibility that your internal circuit breakers will pop under the load.

Electricity is NOT my thing. I'm under the impression that this power supply off the ship batteries attaches to the batteries directly and then plugs into the Parkit. That being the case, what breakers could pop? Where does the umbilical come into play? I assumed that was just used for providing power TO the trailer brakes.
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Bought one for my husband, we have an L shaped driveway. He likes it a lot and it makes moving Romulus much easier. Make sure you order the correct ball size. It was a surprise and I ordered the wrong size. Ours is not as big as the one you want as our weight requirements are less. Before we were using a Fulton Jack Wheel. Ours is not as fast as some you see in videos, but we don't need it to be fast just reliable. Slow and steady. A bonus is that it works with our brake controller, Tekonsha Prodigy RF.
Can you tell me about your Fulton Jack Wheel? Did you just put it on instead of the foot of the jack? And then you could push the trailer around? Seems like a nice cheap solution..
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Yes, this collar thing that has to be screwed on sounds easy to mess up. I may end up also buying the two extra wheels for the added stability.
The stability wheels won't help if the ball is not made up tight to the tongue as the power of the dolly will cause it to tilt back trying to pull the ball out of the receiver if it is not made up tight. Just be sure there is no tongue weight on the dolly when you are tightening the collar. Once tight as you can get it and you put the tongue weight on the dolly it is very stable. You will have to take the foot plate off the tongue jack to clear the dolly tire when making a turn. Easy once you do it once, but do read the instructions each time so that you don't skip a step if you only use it twice a year as I do. Don't ask why I know this is important.
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You will have to take the foot plate off the tongue jack to clear the dolly tire when making a turn. Easy once you do it once, but do read the instructions each time so that you don't skip a step if you only use it twice a year as I do. Don't ask why I know this is important.

Dear God... what?! I have to take that off?! Most of what I want this for doesn't require turning but ideally I'd like to make some small turns.
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