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Old 08-24-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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Quikwheel EZ Hitch

Does anyone have experience with one of these?

I sure could use something like this to make moving the coach, in a tight spot, to a new location.

QuikWheel EZ Hitch - Make trailer hookup a snap!

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Old 08-24-2007, 07:41 PM   #2
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Looking at it brings up a few questions that they don't seem to answer on the web site.
  1. How many pounds can it handle?
  2. Does it work on a rock pad?
I don't think I would be interested in of these.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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Steve...

I have not seen this product before...pretty cool if it works well, and would certainly make a one-person hitch-up easier. I have looked at motorized trailer dollies that you can use to move trailers with, without hitching up...one thing they said is that those do not work well in dirt or gravel but are made for pavement or concrete (that is a solid surface)...I suspect that is a limitation here, too. Also, I'm not sure I'd want to operate it on any sort of slope either...things might get away from you once the wheel blocks are out, since it's just you against the weight of the trailer.

I'd be interested to know what others think ... Let us know gang! Curious minds what to know.

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Old 08-24-2007, 09:42 PM   #4
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I watched the video and if you wanted to move a trailer any great distance, you would be cranking for a long time. It looked like one crank moved the trailer a few inches. One piece of the video where someone is moving a trailer, the video altered (speed). The trailers they used seemed to have very lite hitches. The TT did not have propane bottles to get in the way. The location where the hitch tool stored would get in the way of a weight distabution hitch.

I hate to be so negative about a product that I have never used, but you did want opinions.....
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:58 PM   #5
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I checked the video also. Looks like it has a place. Flat, paved -kinda limits use but I could have used that thing jockying my 32 into a 25 foot spot a few weeks ago. Why do the Ca. state parks put those monster rocks in the sites? Probably would not be that difficult to devise a trailer brake setup operated from the tongue-as a safety! On a 1 to 10 I give it a 6.
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The trailers they used seemed to have very lite hitches. The TT did not have propane bottles to get in the way. The location where the hitch tool stored would get in the way of a weight distabution hitch.
Richard...

I watched the video again... You're right about the light hitches shown in the video and propane takes possibly being in the way, etc....especially if you have a cover for the tanks... Hmmm.

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Old 08-24-2007, 10:42 PM   #7
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We use a Power Caster to move our trailer around our restricted driveway including backing it 100' or so into its parking space. What others have mentioned is very, very true. Neither our Power Caster nor this device is something to use on much of a slope. The surface area of the wheel(s) moving the trailer is not enough to provide any braking action. The power caster has a switch which works the breakaway-switch circuit on the trailer itself. The only other alternative is to have a second person ready to put chocks under the trailer's wheels.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:49 PM   #8
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Quikwheel EZ Hitch

Thanks for your opinions everyone!!

I am a bit skeptical about it also. It was rated in the latest Good Sam magazine favorably by one of their members. I would use it on a flat spot and move the coach a couple of feet towards my garage.

I will have to think it through.

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Old 08-25-2007, 05:03 PM   #9
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I can see itmore as a solution to some particular problem where someone has a difficult site that they use on a long term basis. I would try to find a quick release method, though, so that the whole mechanism didn't need to live on the trailer tongue when not in use.
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For $249, it's kind of pricey. For that money, I could pay the neighbor's kid to watch me align the hitch about 125 times...
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