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Old 01-02-2014, 01:08 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm thinking of buying a trailer dolly. At this time I'm leaning on the Power Mover brand. It was suggested that the AC-8 should be a good match for my trailer. The AC-10 is a bit more capable and only costs a few dollars more than the AC-8. But then for only a few more dollars I can buy the AC-12 model. Anyone with experience with trailer dollies of any type or brand and is willing to discuss the pros and cons of them would be great.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:39 AM   #2
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Bob, my thoughts would be to get the one in the middle. A little extra capacity is good.
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Bob, my thoughts would be to get the one in the middle. A little extra capacity is good.
Ditto. The AC-12 doesn't store as easily or in as small a space. If you look at the web page at the AC-10 folded up for storage it seems to be very convenient compared to the AC-12.

One suggestion, whichever one you choose: Cable-tie the black power cord to the handles so that it doesn't hang loose as shown in the photo where you could accidentally run over it. Note that your photos show the cord cable-tied, my photo doesn't.
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I have no experience with a trailer dolly. But it sure does look like a good tool to have. Please report on how it works for you if you get one of them.
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Bob;
i had my Powercaster PC3 at Jackson last fall. YOU sat within 3 feet of it at the fire one night. It's a great unit and made in your area. Someone in the Nor-cal group wanted to check it out but never showed up at my site. My parking area is tighter than yours, hard to believe , but it is and my 32 needs to be going straight in for a ways. Linda -Lu was not taking to me driving the Burb over the flower patch.lol
The PC3 is bulletproof and I've moved the 32 up hill in wet grass a few times before I installed pavers. It's got a switch to activate the trailer brakes, a must have in my situation. and It will operate on my Honda 1000 genny.
It only weighs 102 lbs. so it's light enough for me to pick it up and stash it in the Burb where I took out the back seat.
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Hi, it looks like the Powermover AC-10 is going to be the one. I don't like the idea of alligator clips for the 12 volt power source from my trailer. Not to mention that my spare gas can is mounted on top of my batteries. My plan is to add 12 volt quick connects like used by tow trucks or on winches.
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That doesn't sound like a safe place to carry a gas can.
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That doesn't sound like a safe place to carry a gas can.
Really....????? Where's his propane?
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I have one that was made in Canada. Parkit 360 I think is the model. I've used it for about 3 years without a problem. I like being able to leave the Hensley attached and use the power jack to hook it up. My a/s is a 30' Classic.

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My new tow vehicle.

Hi, today I picked up my new dolly; Too bad that my trailer is about 900 miles away so I can't test it yet.
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Hi, it looks like the Powermover AC-10 is going to be the one. I don't like the idea of alligator clips for the 12 volt power source from my trailer. Not to mention that my spare gas can is mounted on top of my batteries. My plan is to add 12 volt quick connects like used by tow trucks or on winches.
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Really....????? Where's his propane?

Hi, just for reference, a picture of my spare gas can.
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Hi Bob. Your new trailer dolly is a really neat looking rig. I can't wait to hear how it works. I'm hoping that you will do an in-depth evaluation and post it here.

As an aside, the dolly is a very strange looking piece of equipment. Your neighbors must be thinking, "what the heck is that thing, and what is he about to do with it"?

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Hi Bob. Your new trailer dolly is a really neat looking rig. I can't wait to hear how it works. I'm hoping that you will do an in-depth evaluation and post it here.

As an aside, the dolly is a very strange looking piece of equipment. Your neighbors must be thinking, "what the heck is that thing, and what is he about to do with it"?

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Hi, Brian; When I get to actually use it, [Powermover] I will post about it. I'll just tell my neighbors it a new type of lawn mower.
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Bob;
Is that a 60 something Crown Vic in the background??
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