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Old 11-19-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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We just purchased 2013 Sport 22 and plan on parking it in an area that is fairly tight so we are researching dollys. I have seen videos on youtube and or been to the following mfg sites:

Parkit360 (expensive), PowerMover, and Power Caster. I spoke with last two companies today.

The Parkit360 attaches to the hitch coupler while the last two use either the jack or an adapter that affixes to the frame. The last two state its safer to not use the hitch coupler which some probable design reasons, is not followed by the Parkit360...

Does anyone have any experience (customer service related) that you would like to offer? I am looking for input such as service after the sale, how the unit performed (your satisfaction) and value for the dollar. Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:07 AM   #2
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Tongue weight may be an issue.

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I see on your profile that you drive a tundra, have you considered putting a front hitch on it? That makes it easy to maneuver in all but the tightest of spaces and is a relatively inexpensive solution.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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Thanks Robert, I agree (having read the reviews) tongue weight would be a concern.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thanks Reinergirl,
My profile needs updating, I downsized to a Tacoma V6 (w factory tow package). I can a max of 6500lbs and the Sport is 4500lbs (gvwr). Do they make a front hitch receiver for the Tacoma?
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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Thanks Reinergirl,
My profile needs updating, I downsized to a Tacoma V6 (w factory tow package). I can a max of 6500lbs and the Sport is 4500lbs (gvwr). Do they make a front hitch receiver for the Tacoma?
Any good fab shop can build one for you,the weight on the front end will not be a big issue since it will only be used for parking
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #8
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The Curt hitch appears to have a tongue wt (verticle) of only 350lbs. Too close to my max wt so I am looking at the Reese (500 tongue and 5000 draw).
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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I have a Powercaster PC3. Made in California.
I have a curvy uphill drive way and a 32 footer. A front hitch just will not work for my situation. The Powercaster works flawlessly. It has plenty of traction, power to spare and the braking feature to operate the trailer brakes is nice.
Also will work on generator and at only 100 lbs I can load it into the suburban alone.It's nice to be able to "nose in" at some campsites, always get comments about that.
It's worth every dime I spent.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:09 AM   #10
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I have a Powercaster PC3. Made in California.
I have a curvy uphill drive way and a 32 footer. A front hitch just will not work for my situation. The Powercaster works flawlessly. It has plenty of traction, power to spare and the braking feature to operate the trailer brakes is nice.
Also will work on generator and at only 100 lbs I can load it into the suburban alone.It's nice to be able to "nose in" at some campsites, always get comments about that.
It's worth every dime I spent.
Thanks, they were recommended by my salesman. I spoke with Jill, she was very helpful with describing their dollys. Did you drill your frame and use their adapter? Or are you using the trailer jackstand?
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I drilled the frame. I thought this would be best as it's a 32 footer. With your little trailer you probably can use the jack shaft.
Just know that in order to place the PC you need to have a little hydraulic jack to hold up the tongue as you place the PC under the jack shaft. Just sit back with a cold one and visualize what you will be doing.Its all easy.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #12
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I drilled the frame. I thought this would be best as it's a 32 footer. With your little trailer you probably can use the jack shaft.
Just know that in order to place the PC you need to have a little hydraulic jack to hold up the tongue as you place the PC under the jack shaft. Just sit back with a cold one and visualize what you will be doing.Its all easy.
Thanks. I found a used PC-2 from the original owner that I located at their classifieds section. Picked it up Saturday and now going to Temple City to buy their coupler and brake pigtail.
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is there any power dolly that would work on gravel/grass
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #14
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is there any power dolly that would work on gravel/grass
I believe you can request a tire that has a more tread pattern with wider more chunky knobs. They offer tires that are either better suited for pavement or dirt/grass. Go to their site for more info.
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