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Old 01-13-2017, 08:59 AM   #29
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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.
Sweet setup, NWRVR. I wish I could have my trailer at home under cover.

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Old 01-13-2017, 05:58 PM   #30
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Almost bought the ParkIt, but need a much more stable platform to bring trailers up to 15,000 lbs. into my shop. The first client in the new shop needed 7 tries to line up properly to back into the place due to a narrow-ish approach. couple that with the lack of any significant wheel cut and turning radius from big pick up trucks, and this little beauty made a lot of sense. Usually, one shot is all it takes to bring the trailer right inside.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:04 PM   #31
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We had the Fulton before the Parkit. My husband bought the Fulton so he could manually move our AS. It's mounted on the side of the A frame. He didn't remove the stand. Have a picture somewhere will find it and post. Hubby thought it was ok but I was worried about his back, etc. so ordered the Parkit.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:21 PM   #32
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Ok, new to the whole posting thing so, sorry for 2 posts.
More info re the Fulton: it is a cheaper method but remeber that you'll be pushing the entire weight of your AS and have to be able to stop it too. Could be scary on any type of slope. Also check the max weight the Fulton can hold compared to your tongue weight.
Re the foot on the stand: we leave ours on as we don't have to make tight turns. Sometimes the foot rubs the wheel a little. Ironically, we've seen several trailers with no permanent foot. Folks using wood and wondered why. Now thinking maybe because it interfered with dollies they use. Anyway, hubby says the occassional rubbing our tires get is not a problem. And he commutes on a motorcycle so is always checking all our tires.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:54 AM   #33
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Lester like that it's named the Airtug.
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:23 PM   #34
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Yep!

Forget to mention the name. The Airtug also has a pair of front stabilizer outriggers and the heavy center rear wheel along with those beefy drive wheels.

24 VDC motor complete with a pair of Crown AGMs.

They also make smaller sizes for lower cost.


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Old 01-23-2017, 12:54 PM   #35
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Found the photo of the Fulton

My husband attached it to the side of the Aframe. The photo also shows the switch he put in so that our running lights could be turned on manually.
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So my Parkit came it about a week and a half ago now but I've had little time to do anything more than unbox and partially assemble until tonight. Someone on here mentioned having a limited range of turn due to the foot of the jack stand. Of course, I ordered the wider tires so I may have exacerbated the problem but the turns do seem like they will be extremely limited. I'm hoping to have more free time tomorrow to connect to the house battery terminals and actually use the thing.

If I removed the "foot" from the jackstand I could just insert the leg directly into/ onto the Parkit but that seems infinitely less secure and could potentially do damage to the jackstand. At the same time, I could just use as intended with the better range of motion however, I really like having that "foot!"

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So my Parkit came it about a week and a half ago now but I've had little time to do anything more than unbox and partially assemble until tonight. Someone on here mentioned having a limited range of turn due to the foot of the jack stand. Of course, I ordered the wider tires so I may have exacerbated the problem but the turns do seem like they will be extremely limited. I'm hoping to have more free time tomorrow to connect to the house battery terminals and actually use the thing.

If I removed the "foot" from the jackstand I could just insert the leg directly into/ onto the Parkit but that seems infinitely less secure and could potentially do damage to the jackstand. At the same time, I could just use as intended with the better range of motion however, I really like having that "foot!"

Thoughts here are welcome on this somewhat pointless post!
There is only one bolt holding the foot on the tongue jack. I use a floor jack or jack stand to hold the tongue and retract the jack to get a socket and drive under the foot to undo the bolt and remove the foot. I replace it when I pull the AS out of the garage when it is straight ready to take the dolly off. It only takes a few minutes. Like you, I would be concerned about too much horizontal force on the jack post if it was used instead of the ball though I have read on the forum where some have done so.
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Got it up and running thanks to valuable input from NWRVR. Once I overcame my fear of electricity, I got the terminals hooked up and off to the races. I'm not totally sure I had it hooked up perfectly but it felt like was having to "hold" a lot of weight on the handle when first starting or stopping. I'm assuming I just didn't have the collar torqued down enough. The way the Parkit connects to the trailer with a ball is pretty cumbersome to me. Plus the trailer chains are in the way of the tires and the unit is just about impossible to turn... no joke. I have no idea how anyone maneuvers this thing around. It's also pretty loud for being an electric motor. In short, I'd give this a 2.5 star review at this point but I may check in with the manufacturer with this feedback since the unit DOESN'T COME WITH AN OWNERS MANUAL.
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Glad to have helped. You do have to move the chains out of the way and drape them over the A-frame. If you are getting any tilt off the ball you do not have the collar made up tight enough. If so, stop, chock the trailer wheels, jack up the tongue to take the weight off the ball and tighten the collar. Easier to turn when rolling but you do have to horse it around a bit. I can get mine 90 degrees to the tongue when needed. You can download the manual from the Parkit360 website.
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Public Service Announcement (!) - Just wanted to add that I just moved our 27ft Airstream with the Park360 10K using the trailer jack mounting method rather than the ball/coupler method - in my experience (i) way easier (did a full 360 turn on our drive without running over grass etc. in about 4 backward and forward motions - 2.5 mins) and (ii) significantly more stable and controllable. I was finding no matter how tight I tightened the ball couple collar to the hitch it would still feel very unstable. It also takes the jack post out of play meaning you can turn sharper as well.

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Public Service Announcement (!) - Just wanted to add that I just moved our 27ft Airstream with the Park360 10K using the trailer jack mounting method rather than the ball/coupler method - in my experience (i) way easier (did a full 360 turn on our drive without running over grass etc. in about 4 backward and forward motions - 2.5 mins) and (ii) significantly more stable and controllable. I was finding no matter how tight I tightened the ball couple collar to the hitch it would still feel very unstable. It also takes the jack post out of play meaning you can turn sharper as well.

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Ah! You just made me realize that I no longer need to use the ball attachment since I've installed a Husky tongue jack. The "foot" of it is removable. Been doing it all wrong for over year!
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Public Service Announcement (!) - Just wanted to add that I just moved our 27ft Airstream with the Park360 10K using the trailer jack mounting method rather than the ball/coupler method - in my experience (i) way easier (did a full 360 turn on our drive without running over grass etc. in about 4 backward and forward motions - 2.5 mins) and (ii) significantly more stable and controllable. I was finding no matter how tight I tightened the ball couple collar to the hitch it would still feel very unstable. It also takes the jack post out of play meaning you can turn sharper as well.

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I would like to do this as well. Do you have the standard jack or a “beefier” one?

I am worried about the lateral force on the jack tube bending it.
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