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Old 07-26-2018, 06:11 AM   #21
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I ended up purchasing the PowerTrax and really like it. The batteries are sealed and I leave it plugged in and charged all the time. It works well on the incline of my driveway.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:47 AM   #22
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I ended up purchasing the PowerTrax and really like it. The batteries are sealed and I leave it plugged in and charged all the time. It works well on the incline of my driveway.


How easy is the PowerTrax to turn?
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The PowerTrax turns very easily. It has multiple speeds and the rear tire swivels, making it easy to maneuver turns.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:37 AM   #24
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I use the parkit 360 with my AS 22FB 2017 Sport,
When using parkit360 on the hitch post I have only 30 degrees movement , as the lifting post hits the wheels of the parkit

I now remove the shoe from the lifting post. Then I lower that into the post on the parkit 360

Now I can maneuver the Parkit 190 degrees
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:27 AM   #25
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We have been struggling with our parkit360. We initially had problems with the hitch ball / receiver interface, which is quasi resolved with a custom frame attachment. The bigger issue is the force required to turn it, which is extraordinary. We've broken the handle trying to turn it and replaced it with a beefier handle, but it's still nearly impossible to turn, unless we lay plywood under the wheels. The frame attach also restricts the turning radius. We are still trying to determine if we are doing something wrong, but if we can't find a solution for the parkit360, we are going to try the trailer valet rvr9. Has anyone used the rvr9 or rvr6?
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:03 AM   #26
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here are pics of mine using the jack post
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f464...ml#post2148409
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:08 AM   #27
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We have been struggling with our parkit360. We initially had problems with the hitch ball / receiver interface, which is quasi resolved with a custom frame attachment. The bigger issue is the force required to turn it, which is extraordinary. We've broken the handle trying to turn it and replaced it with a beefier handle, but it's still nearly impossible to turn, unless we lay plywood under the wheels. The frame attach also restricts the turning radius. We are still trying to determine if we are doing something wrong, but if we can't find a solution for the parkit360, we are going to try the trailer valet rvr9. Has anyone used the rvr9 or rvr6?


I looked at the rvr9 as well and really liked what I saw! I required the rvr9 because of the weight of our 27FB.

I chose the Parkit360 because:
1 - I didnít want another set of batteries to maintain or replace later (rvr9 will not use the AS batteries - 48v system apparently)
2 - Cost - around 4K. I could not justify that just to move the AS.

I understand your problem with the Parkit360 as I also have to really pull it to get it to turn. I am on gravel which makes that a bit simpler.

Another option to consider is the PowerTRAX TX6000. It was a very close second choice - almost just flipped a coin. It might turn easier for you n your situation. Am want to check it out.
https://traxpowerdolly.com

If you get the rvr9 I would love to hear what you think. It certainly looks like it would solve your tough turning problems.
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the two are similar
both have 2 speed
both allow to use the trailer power

i like the parkit as i have the option to remove the ball and place the jack post in the hole. this gives me 190 degrees turning

see my pics in my last post
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I have used both the Trailer Valet XL and the TRAX power dolly. They both work great. I switched from the Trailer Valet because I am getting older and decided that I wanted something with power. Again, they both work fine. I don't have experience with the ParkIt power dolly.

The Trailer Valet XL can either be hand cranked, which I always did, or powered with a drill. Turning the trailer was easy and it just took time and patience to maneuver it in place.

The TRAX power dolly is easier on my back because I am not hand cranking. It turns fairly easy and doesn't seem to have the challenges that I am reading about regarding the ParkIt power dolly. I use my Trax on a slight incline up a gravel driveway with a sharp left onto packed pea gravel for about 20 feet and then onto a flat concrete slab. The batteries are sealed, requiring no maintenance, it has two speeds and you can plug the trailer into it to also use the trailer brakes while you are moving it.
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Turning

In regards to the first post, here are two suggestions to make turning easier:
(1) increasing the tire pressure may help
(2) it's always easier to turn when the trailer is in motion.
Hope this helps.
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In regards to the first post, here are two suggestions to make turning easier:

(1) increasing the tire pressure may help

(2) it's always easier to turn when the trailer is in motion.

Hope this helps.


Concur, that is my approach as well.
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we initialy had the trailer valet

+ it mounts in the side.
+ easy to use
- limited movement as you are limited by the farms and the trailer body- 40 degreees max on a 22FB sport

now we use the parkit360

+ mounts in the lift post after removing the shoe
+ has 190 degree movement
+ forward and reverse
+ auto trailer brake via 7 pin connector
+ can use the trailer battery
- heavy, thus we dont bring it when we camp, only at home
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I felt compelled to update this thread as we have decided to return our Parkit 360. I will not even try to sell it on Craigslist or eBay as I donít want to put someone else in the same situation. It is not safe to move a 27FB Airstream with the 10k unit we purchased. I know of at least one other forum member who is returning theirs as well.

For those who have smaller trailers and if you have not had issues with your Parkit 360 - I wish you the best of luck.
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