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Old 10-29-2018, 09:22 PM   #15
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Update everyone..... Received the ParkIt 360 and used it today to move our 25 ft AS through a 9 ft gate with approximately 2 inches to spare on each side of the trailer. Moved it down our not very level concrete drive, about 125 ft with no effort at all. I highly recommend the ParkIt 360, Force 10k with brakes.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:42 AM   #16
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Excellent, congratulations!
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:31 PM   #17
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I have a Power Mover similar to Tom T's. I use it to place the AS in the garage which would be impossible using the TV with either a front or rear receiver.

I have a Power Mover specifically because I did not want maintain another battery. The alternative to Tom T's brake battery is to use the AS batteries, although I have not found much need for the trailer brakes in my situation.


I can do either Bill, but since the battery was moved inside under the streetside dinette seat - it's a long run up to the Power Mover, While the alligator clips to the onboard batter are just 3' from the handle/brake switch.


BTW - it's a Honda & small car battery available at Walmart, etc. - & I also use a small solar battery maintainer on it when sitting here in mostly sunny SoCal.



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Old 11-04-2018, 10:59 AM   #18
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:02 PM   #19
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Hi there,

Would like to share a total different option: I am sooooo happy to have an EasyDriver mover installed under my Airstream. I have it with me wherever I go and my son of 15 can handle the Parking in very tight spaces (as he had training with his RC cars).
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:06 PM   #20
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Park It 360 is a Canadian company with excellent customer service.
Yes, Jim was quite helpful on my calls with questions. Give him a shout if you have any pre-purchase concerns. He helped me both before and after the sale.

You want to make sure you've thought of everything as returns are cost prohibitive with heavy shipping costs and a re-stock fee.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:30 PM   #21
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I bought the Parkit-360 Force 10 a few months back and love it. Bought a battery for it on Amazon and I keep the whole unit charged in the garage. We have islands on the street perpendicular to our driveway and the Parkit-360 helped me with that issue. Also once I have it behind my gated fence, I need to maneuver it more tightly than I can hitched to my truck and the Parkit-360 helps with the tight turns.

The only thing is, it's not easy to pivot it all the way while it is hitched up and stationary. I have to wrestle it into the extreme right or left position and then start it moving if I want to try and turn on a dime. Also, on tighter turns, the tires, beefy as they are, would rub the jack stand plate until I removed the plate.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:12 PM   #22
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Park it 360

We use one for our basecamp to position it as close to our fence leaving the rest of the driveway useable. We bought the one with larger tires as the driveway is on about a 6-7% grade. One of the things I like is that it hooks up to the braking system of the trailer so there is no worrying the trailer might roll before you get it chocked and balanced.
It is a Canadian company so you folks in the states get a bit of a bargain.
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:35 PM   #23
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Talking Parking the AS

Got a parkit last year after putting our AS in 10í door with the TV, very stressful. Canít even imagine putting it in a 9í door. The Parkit makes all the difference, One spotter on the side and push it in, takes just minutes, and no stress.
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:49 PM   #24
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@priska

the mover you have is made for European models only

the limited EURO hitch has a wheel at the front, NA models do not a wheel, thus can use the EasyDriver or Trauma mover

the NA hitch systems are much more advanced than EURO models and can handle much larger loads. In Europe the governments decided that regular people SHOULD not and were NOT capable of pulling big loads. So they made a trans EURO law that limited EURO hitch capacities post WWII. The did the same for table saws , thus in Europe, no dado blade can be attached as the TS shaft was made short for only one 1/8" blade
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:10 PM   #25
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SHARP TURN TIP:
I bought the lil Brother to the 360 (the hand crank model) for my tandem axle boat and learned a tip about turning, no matter power or hand crank.
Neighbor watched me and come over with a roll of hd plastic and a bottle of dish soap. I pulled boat up and we laid down the plastic under the 2 axles and squirted it with the soap and turned on the hose. I retried making the turn and I did it single handed as the tires slid instead of bind.. what a idea!
I was ready to buy a smaller boat because I couldn't get boat where needed but now I have room for both my boat and 34' AS when I find it.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:17 PM   #26
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I purchased the Trailer Valet from etrailer. Works like a dream on my 16ft Bambi getting into a tight space in our warehouse plus up a slope and gravel. Believe they have several sizes for larger trailers. Works like a dream and doesn't use the hitch. I have a Hensley and connection meant more $$$ for the park it. Can use a drill for power if you need it.
$340 on line.
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:18 PM   #27
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Hi there,

Would like to share a total different option: I am sooooo happy to have an EasyDriver mover installed under my Airstream. I have it with me wherever I go and my son of 15 can handle the Parking in very tight spaces (as he had training with his RC cars).
Maybe a great option for some but apparently no dealers on this continent!
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:58 PM   #28
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I have using the parkit 360 for about year. I use the batteries of trailer to power it. I also use tongue jacket with foot removed instead of trailer ball mount. It is a lot easier to use that way, more stable. I would recommend Parkit 360 for moving an Airstream in tight spaces
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