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Old 06-21-2019, 09:20 AM   #71
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I have an email from them someplace where they admit it should probably not be used on an AS as “big” as mine.
That is interesting. I don't understand how the size of the AS makes a difference if the weight is less than the rated weight for the dolly which is 10K. The tongue weight on my Classic 30 is less than what my 25' Serenity was and they both move about the same with the dolly. What makes the AS any different than a similar weighted SOB?
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:14 PM   #72
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Old 06-25-2019, 12:44 PM   #73
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So, after a few days of thinking about my situation, I went the the electric 15k AirTug.


I didn't come to this conclusion lightly as spending a bit over $4k was not in my short or long term budget radar.



Parkit360 was willing to work with me and I appreciated that fact, however, getting another 360, I felt would most likely put me in the same place I am now in 5 or fewer years.



My control switch was wearing out and was discontinued, the welder wanted about $300 to fix and beef up my unit, but as has been pointed out, even moving with the hitch jack instead of the ball was no picnic with the 360 with a proboble future premature (IMHO) failure.



I also considered the trax dolly, and though their model 6000 looked good for my current application, and the company did say they "upgraded" the controller and motors to handle upward of 8k lbs, none of it was documented other than via an email which given my recent exp left me a bit uneasy.


When the Parkit structurally failed, not to be dramatic, I started to ask myself is my life or well being worth $4k? What if it happened again, and I outright lost control of the trailer at grade and my kid was injured or killed. On a less dramatic note, just the property damage could easily exceed $10k on the Airstream alone depending on where it came to a stop against.

What if I later upgrade to a larger trailer and it's a 10k lbs trailer? That 8k trax dolly might not cut it, and clearly the Parkit couldn't and I had no indication that the frame was really any different on the newer 360s than I already had, with the suggested replacement having a 2k loss in capacity (which I am not really sure is accurately engineered for that capacity in the first place).


Bottom line the AirTug electric 15k unit will be delivered next week.


Shout out of thanks to Kittmaster for all his help answering all my questions about his AirTug to get me to this point today.


I don't have anything bad to say about any of the three companies, and will let you all draw your own conclusions....perhaps they may be similar to mine, perhaps not, but at the very least you have some info to go by that may help you make a decision. Everybody's needs are different, and of course you mileage and exp can and will vary.


If any of you have a Parkit360, let me know if you are interested in any parts off my machine. The 1.5hp motor, sprockets, chain, tires, handle are all in great shape and per Parkit360, will bolt right into their current model lineup, should you choose to continue to use the 360 as your trailer dolly.
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:33 PM   #74
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We will also be ordering our Airtug next week.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:21 AM   #75
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Shout out of thanks to Kittmaster for all his help answering all my questions about his AirTug to get me to this point today.

Any time my friend, I agree with your entire post, everyone's experience and needs are different, you have to do what is best for you.

I think you will be very happy with the AirTug, I know we are and will sing praise to the heavens for finding the information on this forum. It saved our sanity, trailer and peace of mind.

Be sure to start a new thread on your experience once you receive it, assemble it, and usage....

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We will also be ordering our Airtug next week.
Excellent, as I mentioned above to Silvertwinkie, it will be leaps and bounds....let us know how it goes!



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Old 07-09-2019, 07:07 PM   #77
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It arrived today...

So my 15k AirTug arrived. It's AMAZING! It's super quiet, it's amazingly built, and by that I mean the amount of steel is just unparalleled. These things were orig built to move Airplanes, so I don't expect ANY issues with this. I absolutely LOVE the hydrostatic drive. It is smooth as butter. It also turns on a dime with virtually zero effort. In closing I'd like to thank Lewster for turning folks onto it and Kittmaster for walking me through the whole process and answering all my questions.



I'll leave you with this final pic....a pic is worth a thousand words....guess which unit is rated at 15k. Answer both, the one on the right lasted 5 years moving no more than 7,000lbs before it structurally failed. You think I'll have the same problem with the one on the left? Bet not!
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In closing I'd like to thank Lewster for turning folks onto it and Kittmaster for walking me through the whole process and answering all my questions.
Any time my friend.....any time......also shout out to @lewster, his thread showing his 15k electric Airtug is what got me to do some research on it and ultimately take the chance....and I'm glad I did!


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Guess which unit is rated at 15k. Answer both, the one on the right lasted 5 years moving no more than 7,000lbs before it structurally failed. You think I'll have the same problem with the one on the left? Bet not!
Some added dialog based on Silvertwinkies experience: I know those that own a Trax or Parkit360 may be happy with their purchase.....that is good if it works for them....for those that are on the fence......yes, this is a major purchase and many can say "learn to back it up"....yep....understood.....but for those that have this type of need to be able to maneuver where a TV can't or won't go....this is the top of the pyramid .......and IMO, worth every penny for peace of mind and stability/security found in the Airtug. I'm an Airtug cheerleader as they have proven (to me at least) they are worthy in every way.

Hope this helps others, if you are on the fence or have questions, PM me if you need pictures or more info.

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Old 07-13-2019, 12:41 PM   #79
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We are on our final leg home and plan to order our Airtug 15k when we get home. It will also replace a Parkit 360. We would have ordered the Airtug sooner but the company is on summer break. Good for them!

Our need for a mover is that our RV garage does not allow room for a TV to do the “moving”. So we believe it will pay for itself in a few years of storage fees.
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