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Old 04-14-2018, 08:06 AM   #1
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Remote controlled tow dolly

Seems like a pretty nifty device.......would want to find out max incline or decline before trying it out though; holding a remote controll and running after your trailer as it careens down the driveway could be exciting for some Utube poster.



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Did you happen to look at the PRICE
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:52 AM   #3
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Did you happen to look at the PRICE
If price is a factor with anything Airstream, you shouldn't have an Airstream.

That being said, what is the going rate for repairing panels or a top cap after you've backed into a too low garage door, or some implement, or wall? Plus being able to swing the trailer within its own shadow and park it sideways at the rear of a shop would benefit many I'd imagine.

The price is what the price is.

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If price is a factor with anything Airstream, you shouldn't have an Airstream.
The price is what the Price is.

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You write the check and I will happy to try it out. Money may not be a factor for you but it is for most people.
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I am ordering their XLv2 caddy for my 25 Airstream next week, about 700, not too bad seems to work well on YouTube.
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You write the check and I will happy to try it out. Money may not be a factor for you but it is for most people.
LOL, money is a factor for me, that's why I have a 35 year old Airstream; it was the only one I could afford to buy.

If there was a chance of doing $15,000.00 damage to my $150,000.00+ dollar trailer, along with the depreciation hit of a damaged trailer that is "fixed".....what's $4,100.00; if I had a spot that was difficult to get into with a trailer, I'd buy it; or something like it.

Peace of mind is priceless; accidents are pricey.

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Old 04-14-2018, 03:03 PM   #7
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You can buy a lot of wine, beer, and what ever you may drink for the price of that thing. Is pretty cool, however I will pass. Don't show my wife she has all the money.

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Old 04-14-2018, 09:32 PM   #8
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There are multiple threads about Trailer Valet and the other powered dollies.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:44 PM   #9
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I am ordering their XLv2 caddy for my 25 Airstream next week, about 700, not too bad seems to work well on YouTube.
Please let us all know how it works out for you - I for one would love to know more about it's ease of use, general capabilities, weight and dimensions etc - from a real user not someone who is paid to market the product. The length of the trailer plus tow vehicle is a huge limitation in tight spots, so a work around would be great for many of us.
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I am intrigued with the PurpleLine Movers that direct drive each Airstream wheel using friction. It is part of the Airstream, always with you on the road too and enables you to pivot the Airstream. It would give you the option to put the unit nose in to parking areas that you normally would not be able to - both at home as well as at camp sites. $3600 for the 4 motor system. You might want to buy a separate tongue wheel assembly as I would not want to put that type of stress on the tongue jack if you use it on anything besides a smooth surface.

One negative I can see is that it cuts into the ground clearance of the Airstream.

http://www.purplelineusa.com/products.php

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$3400-$4100 per the website. Too much for me to consider unless I had a space that I couldn't access with a TV attached and the choice was between this and building a bigger covered storage.
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You write the check and I will happy to try it out. Money may not be a factor for you but it is for most people.
I'm with you AWCHIEF.

Money is definitely a factor to me. I don't mind spending the money but it has to be worth the price. That's why I don't buy a new AS. I buy the used one off of someone that money was no object so I can save a few bucks.

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This type of mobility is a step into the world of robotics. It seems to be a step too far for most. However, for the right person, the right application and the right budget, maybe. For us, it is way down the list of needs, wants, and maintenance. Interesting electric tow vehicle, though. Pat
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If it interfaces and powers the electric brakes on the trailer via the plug, it would be cool. If not, I don't think it would be safe anywhere outside of a very level slab.
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