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Heavy-duty jack with integrated drive function replaces your ordinary trailer jack and takes the hassle out of hooking up and moving your trailer. Simply turn the crank that powers the drive system and direct your trailer with the steering handle.
When the time comes to move or align your unhitched trailer, the Trailer Valet is at your service. Instead of driving your vehicle to your trailer, use this heavy-duty jack to drive your trailer to your hitch. This saves you the time and frustration of having to repeatedly back up your vehicle to align the hitch ball with your trailer's coupler.
The Trailer Valet also makes it easy to park or move your trailer into tight spots and to position it in a garage. And it allows you to take corners and make slight adjustments in steering while the trailer is moving. No more attempting to back the trailer in with your vehicle.
After hookup, just flip the Trailer Valet up to store it alongside your trailer frame. Then swivel it back down for use when you arrive at your destination. Simply use the jack function to raise the trailer so you can unhook it from the ball, then lower the Trailer Valet to get your trailer level and into position.
How to Operate the Trailer Valet
The Trailer Valet is easy to operate. The hand-crank-powered chain drive system can be operated in either high gear or low gear, depending on the terrain. The drive system activates the dual positraction wheels. Both wheels are engaged while the Trailer Valet is moving straight - in either forward or reverse. When you need to make a turn, one of the wheels disengages and freewheels, allowing the other wheel to move the trailer. All you have to do is turn the crank that powers the drive system and direct the Trailer Valet with the steering handle. When you straighten the steering handle back up, the other wheel reengages and the Trailer Valet drives straight again.
The Trailer Valet also includes an auto-brake function that acts as a wheel chock to keep your trailer in place. When the steering handle is raised up, the drive system is engaged. The handle automatically falls down when it is released, bringing the wheels to an immediate halt. This safety feature prevents your trailer from running away from you. The handle also locks when down, keeping your trailer level and secure for storage. Wheel chocks should still be used.
How to Install the Trailer Valet
A heavy-duty bracket clamps the jack to your trailer's tongue with the included mounting hardware. Multiple holes in the bracket allow you to adjust for trailer frames up to 6 inches tall, and the bolts are long enough to accommodate frames up to 2-3/4 inches wide. Just tighten the bolts and you're ready to use the Trailer Valet.
Video of Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover - Topwind - 15" Lift - 500 lbs
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Today, we are going to review the Trailer Valet system for trailers, part number STC-V211. The Trailer Valet not only acts as a replacement jack, but it also provides you a way to maneuver your trailer in tight spaces. The Trailer Valet uses a hand crank to power the wheels. There are two speed settings: A low gear, which takes a little bit more physical effort, but allows the trailer to move faster. The high gear requires less effort, but it turns the wheels more slowly. The Trailer Valet has a braking system.
The braking system can function as a parking brake, as a supplement to your wheel chocks. It will also act as an emergency brake system. If you are maneuvering the trailer up or down an incline, or it starts to build momentum and get away from you, you can throw the emergency brake down. It will lock the wheels on the Trailer Valet and bring the trailer to a stop. Like many other jacks for trailers, you can collapse it all the way down and rotate it up and out of the way when trailering down the road.
That's it for our review of the Trailer Valet system, part number STC-V211.
Average Customer Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (12 Customer Reviews)
by: George F.10/21/2013
Excellent service. Fine product for my application. During shopping for a trailer dolly, the detail provided by e-Trailer folks on the dimensions of fit and the answers to similar questions I held made the sale. I have a 5% slope from the street to my spare garage bay and a very tight fit for a new Jayco Series 1007 popup just purchased. I over estimated my backing skills and found the approach too tight for backing in. The neighbors were pleased to help push first time in. But something else was needed to avoid bailing out on the garage for commercial storage to keep my good neighbors down the road and the garage structure intact. The Trailer Valet was easy to install. Instructions were just fine. E-trailer's video and other picture data helped as well. Recommend that a beefy buddy assist just because of the product's bulk. I did it alone but used a large flower pot and blocks to hold it in place while bolting. I did need to substitute smaller bolts robbed from my junk bin to fit my unit's tongue beam size. But not a large matter. Could have made the bolts furnished do with washer shims. First solo trial out of the garage was easy compared to the three-man show required to enter. I did have a little struggle getting over a one-inch bump into the garage but a second try with a little momentum made it just fine. The Valet has saved me finding expensive commercial storage. 104628
I attached the Trailer Valet to my 3326 dual wheel TrailManor Travel trailer and am plesantly suprised with the trailer mover. It bolted to the fram easily enough and easily moves the trailer in tight places. The short toungue on the travel trailer meant that it had to be mounted slightly to one side but it still works fine. Due to it being off center the inside wheek carried a larger amount of weight and I noticed that the valve cap was scraped off as the wheel rotated around in the wheel well on the inside wheel but it only damaged the plastic valve stem cover and scraped some of the threads on the valve stem. The brake on the steering mechanism worked well and held the trailer firmly as putting the trailer in the garage was a tight space with only about a foot of clearance between the two sides. Manuverint the trailer was easy band the brake on the steering extension allowed me to check the clearance on both sides frequently without worying about the trailer rolling back down the driveway. There is a inch and a half ridge across the front of the garage and by placing a 1/2 inch board in front of a 1 inch board the trailer mover had plenty of power in the low gear to get the trailer over the ridge. I tried both moving gears and the high speed gear moves the trailer much faster but I would only consider using it if the trailer was on flat pavement. It takes much more effort to move and control the trailer in the high gear. My trailer weights about 4,000 pounds. A lighter trailer would probably be O.K. to move with the faster gear. I discovered that I will probably have to remove the bolt holding the mover to the ataching base when I pull the trailer because the wheel on the trailer mover hangs down about 2 inches too low for the equalizing hitch spring bar to move freely while the trailer is being towed. The hitch pin used in the mounting bracket to secure the mover should hold the mover securily when using the mover. The Trailer Valet can be stored in the vehicle when it is not needed or it can be left at home when the trailer is being used and re-attached when the trailer needs to be stored again. There is an electric tounge jack that came with my trailer so when the trailer Valet is attached to the trailer there are two tongue jacks available for lifting the tongue off of the tow vehicle. The Trailer Valet has a good toung jack built into it but with a few modifications it could be made to attach to the tougue jack on a travel trailer and some of the hardware in the mountin bracket could be eleminated. Most toungue jacks allow for the attachment of different wheels or pads on the bottom of the jack that are attached with the same hinge pin that is used to hold the jack in position when the trailer is being pulled. By modifying the mover it could eleminate the mounting bracket and the tongue jack. I am pleased with the Trailer Valet so far and would recommend it to others needing a trailer mover to park a trailer in a tight space. One should note about the trailer mover is that it is only for use on hard serfaces. People who are wanting to use it on grass or gravel will have to use plywood ot something to get traction for the mover on lose surfaces.101822
by: Lynn N.09/18/2013
Great item...wow!! We have a trailmanor that we need to store in a tight area in the garage. The Valet moved it with ease (2600 pnd). No pushing or cramped muscles involved...it's a silly small item but very powerful and heavyduty...stronger than any dolly and more affordable than a motorized trailer mover. 100542
by: Bob B.08/30/2013
All in all a very good product except for a few issues: The supplied mounting bolts were not long enough so I wound up having to eliminate the washers and lock washers in order for the bolts to fit on my aluminum continental trailer. Also, I placed the Valet in the same position as where I removed the old unit from and when I turn the crank to raise or lower the wheels it hits a post or some part of the trailer so you have to play around with it every time to make it raise and lower. Also you can't mount it with the wheels a "couple of inches" off the ground like the instructions say. I had to get a box about 4 or 5 inches high to stand it on to mount it at the height of the trailer when the trailer is attached to the tow vehicle so the Valet is almost at it's most extended position to start with but still works OK. Other than that it's a great product and works as advertised. I've only had it on for a day now.97605
it works as advertised.I don't think I could have made the turn without it.this is really good for cramped, tight spaces and especially when you really have to work alone.just a suggestion, I think you should have more videos. for example on grass hills in on different products.89538
by: Seth F.07/08/2013
Having tried a manual trailer dolly, I wasn't holding out much hope for this because my driveway is at a bit of an incline. However, this product moves my 6x12 enclosed trailer with ease!! The parking brake feature is awesome and I have zero complaints. Very well made product. 88242
Awful, Don't touch this! To lift and lower jack takes a lot of force. Called company and they said if it had been insalled I was stuck with it. SAD! Most jacks will at least lower ok, this one wont even crank down resonable! Now what do I tell the kids about the Fathers Day present they got me?80678
Great Product. This is the solution to moving my 22' boat with tandem axle around a tight space in the warehouse where it is stored. Also now I can move the boat to the truck and not take a chance in hitting anything with the boat or truck. Again a solution to a big problem that I had for a long time. Money well spent in my opinion. It also mounted to the trailer frame with no problems. Ed. 73980
by: Retired in Reno, NV11/25/2013
I received my Trailer Valet today and promptly installed it on my boat trailer. It is a 16 1/2' Lund fishing boat with a single axle trailer. It moves the boat and trailer okay, but it will not get the boat and trailer over a 2" lip, even with wedges that I made. The single drive wheel just spins when I crank.108511
Not impressed. Installation was easy but unit not very sturdy. Brake is useless. 75351
by: Denny D04/23/2013
I really like it. Had to buy shorter bolts as my trailer is not completely square tubing. Installation instructions were kind of poor, but I figured it out after a bit of a struggle.77429
It worked well for me, even on gravel on an uphill slant. Just put some of your leveler blocks down for a track for the drive wheels and "nail" them down with tent stakes.103915
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