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Trailer Dolly by Rack'em Manufacturing
The trailer dolly will allow you to move your heavy trailer around with ease. Great for helping to manuever your trailer into tight spaces like in the garage.
Rack'em trailer dolly lifting trailer with ease.
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Today were going to be taking a look at the Rackem Trailer Dolly, Part Number RA20. Some special features about this dolly are not only that it helps you move your trailer around with ease, but it also allows you to maneuver it in tight spaces. It has the rubber grip handles to assist with pulling of the trailer. It has a 1-7/8ths inch ball which can be adjusted by height from 16 to 19 to accommodate different sized trailers. It has 13 tires which are 4 wide with a 24 distance between them. This dolly is 54 tall from the bottom of the tire to the handle and has a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds.
Before we go outside to demonstrate our dolly, we'll show you how to adjust the height of your ball. Well remove this bolt here. As you can see the ball comes out and these holes here are where you can replace the bolt and adjust the height. Now well demonstrate how this dolly works. Well roll it to our boat trailer here and lower the coupler onto the ball. Once its secured well pull it out to our desired location.
Its that easy. There you have it for the Rackem Trailer Dolly, Part Number RA20. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (68 Customer Reviews)
I haven't tried using it yet, so I can't say how well it works yet, but it appears to be very solid. The wheels/tires are much larger than the ones on my Harbor Freight dolly which gives me impression I will be able to more easily move my boat & pop-up trailer. With regards to putting it together - I followed the instructions, but wasn't able to connect the smaller top stablizer bar. The holes did NOT line up. I had to go back & loosen all the other nuts before I could line up the holes on the stablizer bar. Once that was connected, I went back and tightended all the other nuts. I personally feel using a bolt/nut on the adjustable ball is a poor design that doesn't allow for rapid adjustment. So I used a pin instead as shown in the picture. 144126
by: Scott L10/30/2012
Very easy to put together, took 5 mins. Moved my 14 ft john boat on trailer from back yard to patio and then to drive way with ease. MUCH easier than lifting the trailer by hand and straining my back pulling it and pushing it, esp on the grass (I'm 6 ft, 210 and fairly strong and it used to take all I had to lift trailer by hand and maneuver and usually had to sit trailer down couple times when moving it from back yard to driveway, no longer an issue). Did a lot of research on trailer dollies and main complaint I saw was wheels and tires getting bent and losing air, esp during turns; didn't experience any of that and was a breeze to make turns (even sharp turns when getting it to line up exactly as I wanted). Easy to operate, just hold upright and lean backward to catch the trailer ball and then move, even balances so you don't have to hold it the whole time (was surprised by this). All in all, very satisfied and glad I did the research and found the right product. Still fairly new but so far, so good. Will update if have any issues as time goes on but don't foresee that happening. Would def recommend this product. Lightning fast delivery from etrailer btw; had it within 2 1/2 days of ordering and customer service did a great job of following up. This was my first order from etrailer but will order all trailer products from them moving forward. 58402
by: Frank W.08/10/2014
I had a very tight storage area for my camper and had to unhitch, move and re-hitch my tow vehicle to get it inside the building. There is only 6 inches on each side. I ordered the Rack'em trailer dolly and it was easy to assemble and has worked great saving me the 30-45 minutes struggling with my camper before. With the trailer dolly, I can easily push it right into place. It is well built and sturdy. the big wheels make a big difference. I highly recommend this piece of equipment. 145580
I got this to move my 6x12 enclosed Haulmark trailer around...with some custom cabinets built into the front, the tongue weight is around 300lbs empty, and can push 400lbs when loaded with gear, dirt bikes, etc. Occasionally I need to move the empty trailer, and having to hook the truck up to do that was a PITA, and no way do I want to blow out my back and bang up my knees trying to lift and move it myself...I'm a big strong guy and there is no way to gain proper leverage without this dolly - it works great and will save me a lot of hassle/strain from now on! My only complaint is the handle should be twice as wide - it's too narrow. 38590
by: Jeff W.09/08/2014
There's no doubt the Rack'em is built to do exactly what the description says. The materials are top-quality and assembly is pretty easy. The challenge with this product, which is made in China, is that the particular unit I purchased was apparently manufactured just after the work-crew came back from a beer-break. The handle portion of the unit is approximately 5-degrees off from center and if I used the pre-drilled holes, nothing quite lined-up. I had to re-drill the holes to make things fit, although it's still not what it should be. I bought this unit as a birthday present for my 32-year old son, who wanted to keep the unit rather than send it back. The Rack'em does work but perhaps, more importantly, has provided an entirely new channel for comedic relief between father and son. "Hey, where are you going with that trailer? Looks like you're turning left and it's actually going straight!" There's no doubt the Rack'em has made moving our trailers much easier. An added benefit has been the laughter it's also brought to our home. 150349
by: Daniel R09/20/2013
I can't believe how much easier it is to move my 1600 pound sailboat and trailer around my driveway! This leverage and steering control makes all the difference, since I always move the boat myself. I did not rate the product excellent because assembly was problematic. The main problem is the axle fits way too tightly into the wheels, so that when assembling I had to hammer it home from both sides. It ultimately worked, but a real pain. 100764
by: Kevin B.03/05/2013
It was easy enough to put together though the instructions were a little lacking. Having this did make putting my new pop-up camper in my 3rd car garage much easier than backing it in. There is no way I could have navigated the 3" clearance on each side, front, and back by backing it in or lifting the hitch myself. My camper is heavy (2,700lbs GVWR, 280lbs tongue weight) and I did struggle a little with an uneven driveway (dips in blacktop), but that's not the fault of the dolly - just keep these types of things in mind when considering this dolly for your trailer. On flat/level pavement I was able to move around without any issues and the dolly felt sturdy. 69015
by: John L.08/14/2012
Was easy to assemble and looks like good quality workmanship. I've used it twice over the weekend to move my boat from the side of the driveway. So far this dolly has made the job much easier then pushing or pulling the boat and trailer with the small jack wheel wanting to turn direction all the time. It's a tight fit between my house and fence but this dolly makes it easy to move and position the boat. I believe the large wheels on the dolly is the key. 51640
by: Cam C.11/13/2011
Assembly was a bit tough because some of the holes in the frame did not line up. But once we got the dolly assembled it worked like a champ. We have a 1982 23' Kit trailer that I estimate weighs over 5000 lbs. The older trailers weigh more and I estimate the tongue weight is 500 or more. A rule of thumb is tongue weight is one-tenth of gross vehicle weight. I had trepidation that the dolly would not budge the trailer or worse, break because of the weight. I was pleasantly surprised. I can easily push the trailer by myself on a flat concrete surface because the dolly's oversize tires and sturdy frame. 26888
by: John G06/27/2015
I browsed through several web sites, but etrailer had the best organization and the most information. I had just purchased a small 4' x 6' 2000 lb. trailer that I use for picking up machinery for the shop. I needed a good dolly to maneuver the trailer to the chain hoist and chose the RA20. I ordered it on Thursday and it was delivered Friday, outstanding service. The dolly is well made with good wheels, assembled in 15 minutes and went to work. A nice piece of machinery if used within its specifications. Well pleased. 207773
by: Chuck R03/07/2014
The RA20 trailer Dolly is very well built and simple to assemble. The price was very reasonable as well. The added plus for this dolly is the large tires making it very easy to use. The only problem I had, was the adjustable ball sent was not adjustable having only one hole drilled in it. The problem was quickly addressed by Mark at etrailer and he contacted the manufacture to replace it. I give both the product and customer service a excellent rating and look forward to my next purchase from etrailer. 119827
by: Eric A.02/06/2015
Very happy with the product. I recently upgraded to a 3 place 16 ft open snowmobile trailer & found moving it around to be hard to do in the yard off my driveway. I looked at lesser products that would have been cheaper but I have learned that it is better to buy something good once then to buy something cheap and have to replace it later. Assembly was easy. No more back strain. Thank you for making an excellent product. Well worth the money if you need to move a trailer around even a few times a year. 172749
by: Rodney J04/25/2015
I'm very disappointed with the dolly that was shipped to me! The dolly appeared used! The box was trashed and Heavily taped. I received a new tire and clearly to see a used tire! Parts were used and parts were new! I received it on April 20th and I put it together this morning. Something was not aligned properly and the holes were off about 1/4 inch so I had crank the nuts & bolts to make it line up!! Other then that it works well. My father needed one but we're going to purchase one elsewhere. 188258
by: Bruce M.11/20/2012
Received in a timely manner, easily put together with included hardware. I find this product to be of much higher quality and usefulness than I had thought it might be, primarily from reviews from other devices. Very excellent and solid: easily moves my SeaRay 17.5 foot on its single axle trailer (about 2700 lbs, 200 lbs tongue weight), my SeaDoo trailer, and my enclosed utility trailer (1200 lbs, with 200 lb tongue weight.) I am very satisfied and glad I made the purchase. 59840
by: Alan C.03/22/2012
Very nice product, I purchased a 5x8 enclosed trailer with a weight of 1250lbs. This moves it around on pavement with ease, moving it through soft grass is tough, but thats not the products fault. Its tough to get good foot grip in the grass. I'm sure on hard packed gravel it would be fine. The only problem with the directions is they're lacking some detail. Very simple to put together, 17mm wrench and a pair of pliers to bend a cotter pin is all that is needed.. 34822
by: Richard W.11/07/2013
Extremely sturdy and well made. I was surprised at the quality for its relatively attractive price. Assembly is straight forward and took only minutes. Large tires are a plus for moving over gravel or uneven ground. I will be using this to move several different boats on trailers: a Whaler Montauk 170, a 14 foot New England catboat, and a 10 foot dory. Highly recommended. Should also note that etrailer.com was exceptionally attentive to email questions. 106569
by: Pierre L.09/21/2012
I am impress with the quality of the product. I researched the product thoroughly before buying, in fact, I thought I had found the right one at my local store, but it was too low for my trailer. Therefore, search no further, this product RA20 is the best I found. I particularly like the ajustable height of the ball and the large 4x13 inches wheels. In addition, if you buy from e-Trailer you will surely be pleased with their customer approach. 55363
by: John L.08/13/2012
Was easy to assemble and looks like good quality workmanship. I've used it twice over the weekend to move my boat from the side of the driveway. So far this dolly has made the job much easier then pushing or pulling the boat and trailer with the small jack wheel wanting to turn direction all the time. It's a tight fit between my house and fence but this dolly makes it easy to move and position the boat. I believe the large wheels on the dolly is the key. 51485
by: Al K.08/03/2015
This seems like a pretty good product, especially compared to others I looked at online for around the same price. This is designed to be an occasional use, non professional dolly and it works fine with my small enclosed cargo trailer that weights about 1100 lbs and has a 120 lb hitch weight empty ( if that much). If you were planning on moving your tandem axle camping trailer you might be disappointed. Over all I am very pleased with the purchase. 216490
by: Brent P.07/09/2014
Nice finish, Use it to move my 6x10 enclosed trailer with a 1200cc motorcycle and some gear in it, makes for easy moving. I did have an issue with the tire hitting on the tongue jack when making sharp turns, replaced jack with a flip-up one mounted back on the A frame. Shipping was quick, as always. Packaging was poor, had deep scratches on wheels from frame rubbing during shipping. Overall Happy with the purchase. 140249
by: Roger H10/06/2014
The RA 20 went together easily. No problems on assembly. My trailer is in the paint shop right now so I have not used the RA 20 to move the trailer yet. Later this week. I will use the RA20 to move my 16', double axle, flat bed trailer. Rather than use a bolt and nut to hold the ball vertically in place change to a Clevis pin and clip to ease in vertical movement. What is your recommendation for air pressure? 154746
by: Bob J.04/25/2013
The package arrived on time and the dolly was easy to assemble. It is as advertised - excellent material and workmanship. My boat is still on order so I haven't been able to try it out yet. I feel sure that this dolly will help in moving my boat in the garage. Etrailer provided a good buying experience and I look forward to using their product. Roll Tide, from Bob in North Georgia. 77820
by: Clifton K.09/05/2013
had the dolly put together, tires aired up and rolling in under 15 minutes. I was a little concerned about it moving my 5x12 tandem axle trailer, but it moved the trailer with surprising ease!!!! even around my uneven rock driveway. this is my first dolly so I have no comparison, but I feel it's worth the extra money, this feels very well built and heavy duty. 98448
by: Thomas H N01/11/2015
Appears to be a good, workable unit. There is too much snow here now to do work. Easy to assemble, except - no instructions nor diagram regarding the washers (they are for mounting the wheels). Needs to be protected from weather. I plan to move the wood splitter with this dolly. Also, loan to friends. Handy to move things around the yard with out hooking to a vehicle. 168569
by: Mark K11/12/2014
I have a small kayak trailer that I was lugging from my back yard to the front of the house before hooking it up. What a difference this trailer dolly makes. This dolly is solidly constructed and is a cinch to put together. It is easy to handle and removes the hassle of hauling my kayak trailer across gravel and grass. Thanks Rack'em. Great work. Great product. 160615
by: Duncan F06/09/2015
Very strong and well built for the purpose it seems. My only hang up is that the handle section is heavier than it's lower unit and will not stand up. It flops over. The angle iron (3rd leg) should be larger and heavier to facilitate it's standing up as it appears in the picture. The hitch ball aught also to be larger. Way too small 201855
by: Mike G.05/18/2012
Product is very stout and well finished.I can definitely recommend to others.I use it to move a tandem axle motorcycle trailer in my driveway.One person can move it when empty as long as the turns aren't too abrupt. This side loads the tires and requires a second person to push sideways to turn it. Gradual turns are no problem. 40965
by: Steve M.06/01/2015
I ordered this on a holiday and it arrived 3 days later. The unit was assembled easily within 10 minutes. My trailers are in a machine shed that has a dirt floor so, while the tires are good sized, it does take some effort to move the trailers. Overall, a great product and the service/instructions from etrailer are superb. 199635
by: Terry P.09/17/2013
I let my friend purchase a half interest in the Rack'em Trailer Dolly. She loves it so much that I have to borrow it back when I need to use it! It makes life real easy when I need to slip my camper into its tight quarters. My friend uses it to pull her camper out of her garage with no problems. 100387
by: Luke Y.06/16/2015
I received the RA20 trailer dolly and was able to put it together rather easily. I have used it a few times, and find it much easier to move my 17' Tracker boat in and out of the garage. I have the post extended to its maximum height, and I do lower the trailer's jack stand to make it all work. 203723
Put the Ra20 together and was disappointed when i got it put together that the two sections that make up the handle look like they are bent. Appearance not the greatest! As far as for how it works i am happy with the way it moves my boat around. If not for the handle I would rate it excellent. 181060
by: David H.06/17/2014
Good and sturdy. Easily moves my loaded Rockwood trailer on a gravel driveway. The only thing to watch out for is assembly out of the box. The manufacturer needs to change the instructions to connect the support bar first then put in the bolts for the handle then wheel base. 135904
Even though at this time I have not used the RA20 dolly yet, I was pleased with how easy it was to assemble. It appears to be a very sturdy unit. Once the snow melts I'll be putting it to use. My only complaint so far is the 2 month delay in shipping the dolly to me. 64862
Very Fast Shipping ,Trailer Dolly works very good on a 6x10 trailer. 64799
by: to many toys in so. illinois07/14/2010
saves from going to the doctor angle it under the hitch mount lift up and you are on the go. i use it to manuver my 5 x 8 v nose enclosed trailer in around tight spots to give my suv a break. i do not have my trailer overloaded so it works fine for my needs. 3240
by: Larry Z.01/27/2015
Seems quite sturdy and works quite well. Surprisingly easy to move a 1580# trailer around with it. Difficult to make turns with it as the trailer is a double-axle but in a straight line, the dolly does a great job. Assembly was a snap. 171349
by: Dave Mc01/20/2015
Very high quailty. Took about 10 min. to put together. I relly like the over size tires for the soft sugar sand we have in south Florida. This weekend I'm going to pull the boat trailer around even though I'm not going to use the boat. 170531
The dolly seems to work as expected but beyond that I am beyond happy with my first purchase through etrailer. Shipping was free and they even upgraded to priority shipping rather than ground. Great customer service! 53312
The quality of the hardware and the tires is very good. This is used to steer a 24' pontoon into a tight spot for storage. The heavy duty construction pulls the boat with no problem on our blacktop driveway. 75830
by: Marty S.10/02/2014
I am very pleased with the RA20 trailer dolly. It is very well built and sturdy. Works great getting my boat and trailer in a very tight garage space. Can't beat etrailer.com with fast and free shipping. 154106
by: Bob S11/14/2013
Product arried promptly and was easy to put together It is exacly as promised, very rugged construction, and should wortk will for my application (manuevering a boat with a2500# gvw in tight quarters.) 107359
by: Bill R.06/11/2013
Yes, I received the trailer dolly, an I'm pleased with it. It was easy to assemble, seems sturdy, has relatively large pneumatic tires, and makes it much easier to move my medium-sized utility trailer. 84027
by: Roy H.12/03/2012
Happy with your product.It is not only fuctional but a show piece as well.Everything went together as it should.Maybe 15min.assembly time. Thanks Roy from Tennessee 60577
by: John A.09/03/2014
Very solid frame with excellent powder coat. Easy to assemble and really works well engaging trailer tongue along with easier to move trailer with the larger diameter tires inflated to 30" psi. 150036
Love it and so did my husband who immediately noticed how many trailers he moves on a recurring basis. Now I just move my trailer to wash it or hook up to do projects. Perfect for our needs. 148664
by: Rick W06/04/2015
Fast service, easy assembly.Did need to use emory paper on axle ends to get axles into wheels, but not a big deal.Product works well. Have a 16 ft travel trailer and the RA20 moves it easily. 200353
by: Joe M05/03/2011
Easy assembly, need 17mm wrenchs. Bolts and nuts are stainless steel, split washers, flat washers and cotter pins are plain steel. Nice design, really appreicate the adjustable height ball. 12726
by: M. G. Murphy10/03/2014
Assembled in minutes with no problems at all. Perfect fit and excellent dolly for maneuvering some tight spots and clearances. WAY WAY better than dragging on the pivot wheel. 154343
by: New Hampshire08/15/2013
Arrived on schedule and assembled quickly haven't used it yet but looks like it will handle the many trailers I move with a dolly. Could be higher rating once I use it 95288
by: Tom W.08/29/2015
So easy to order, delivered right on time. Very easy to assemble. Am using it to move my 19' boat around house and launch in tight places. Amazingly easy to use 222688
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