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/Side Frame Mount Jack, Trailer Dolly
/Swivel Jack - Pull Pin
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 5X 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 5X 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 5X 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 5X to get your trailer level and into position.
How to Operate the Trailer Valet 5X
The Trailer Valet 5X 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. You can make operation even easier by adding a drill attachment (TVDA - sold separately), which allows you to use a cordless drill (not included) instead of the hand crank. The drive system activates the dual positraction wheels. Both wheels are engaged while the Trailer Valet 5X 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 5X with the steering handle. When you straighten the steering handle back up, the other wheel reengages and the Trailer Valet 5X drives straight again.
The Trailer Valet 5X 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 5X
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 5X.
Video of Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover - Topwind - 15" Lift - 500 lbs
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Today on our trailer we're going to be installing, the Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover, part number stc-v211. This is a heavy-duty jack with an integrated drive function that replaces an old and ordinary jack, to allow you to move your trailer into positions or tight parking spaces. With the trailer jacks integrated drive function, will let you easily raise, lower, or move the trailer. It has a chain drive system that is easy to use by the crank handle.The automatic brake helps keep the trailer from rolling once into place. The rugged steel construction with silver-powder coat and zinc-nickel plating resist rust and corrosion. It'll fit trailer frames from 2-3/4 inches wide to 6 inches tall.
It has a lift capacity of 15 inches, and when retracted is at 9 inches, full extended 24 inches. It has a trailer tongue capacity of 500 pounds and a gear ratio on the drive system, in high speed is 5 to 1, and low speed is 14 to 1.Being our install we're going to start with the jack mounting plate. Now, here on the drivers side theres not enough room with the breakaway box battery in the way, so we're going to move it over to the passengers side. Now to secure the bracket, we use the four bolt, flat washer, split -lock washer and nuts, along with the bracket that will go on the back side of the frame. Let's go ahead and mount the bracket.
Slide the top two bolts through first to help hold it against the frame.Then I can put my bracket on the back side. Securing each one, we have the flat washer, split-lock washer, and then the nut. Note, the bracket could be mounted in the rise or drop position. We've got a lower sitting trailer, so we're going to mount it in the drop position. Now with the two top bolts in place, we can go ahead and repeat the same process with the two bottom ones.
Then we can ratchet it down, and as we ratchet it down we want to make sure we tighten down the hardware evenly, from top to bottom.Now because we're going to mount our on the passenger side, we need to rotate the shaft and then repin it. Next we'll go ahead put it on to the mounting bracket, using the pin and clip provided. Then Ill take my bolt, it will go through the bottom of the bracket and into the jack shaft plate. Here I can thread it in and tighten it down. Now with our mount in we'll go ahead and take the pin out, use the top crank handle rotate it down, and pick up the trailer.Now with our trailer valet mounted we can use our low speed grear or high speed gear to move our trailer into position.
Here we have the crank handle, you'll see it has a pre-drilled hole to fit the D10 00:03:32 in the gear. Once we start moving we'll keep the steering handle up, because in the down we're in a locked position, activating the brake function in the trailer valet. We'll pull the handle up. Now as you can see we're in our slow speed and can rotate our trailer around tight corners. Now if youre on flat level ground possibly with an unloaded trailer, you can switch to the high speed. Here we can go ahead and simulate using our valet brake. There you have it for the Trailer Valet, Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover, part number stc-v211 on our enclosed trailer. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (187 Customer Reviews)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.
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: Pete D.12/04/2014
I recently purchased a dual axle 16 foot trailer to haul 2 quads and 4 dirt bikes. My hope was that the trailer will be stored in my backyard without paying storage fees at some storage lot. Unfortunately, my alley is quite narrow, my gate is not too wide, my backyard is grass, and there is a hill down to where I need to store the trailer. Trying to drag the trailer with a quad was scary at best. There is no way that I can drag the trailer around with some powerless trailer dolly at my age. The Trailer Valet came to the rescue! Installation was fairly quick and simple. I did follow the directions and placed the mounting bracket low on the trailer tongue and the mount clamp connector on it low as well. I did make a quick trip to the neighborhood hardware store for proper length bolts and nylon lock nuts. The provided bolts were too long for my specific needs. They should be fine for a full size RV trailer. The high gear is good for going downhill. The automatic brake works well as I soon found out. The low gear gets the trailer back up and out of the yard, even over grass. I did have to crank the trailer tongue up higher to get better traction in the grass, but was expected with a dual axle. Simply put, there is no way that I could get that trailer in and out of my backyard in a safe and easy manner without the Trailer Valet. I do the job all by myself, and I did not spend a pile more for some powered unit to do the job. I will be getting another mounting bracket to use the Trailer Valet on my RV Trailer. In my opinion, there is no better solution at that price level. 163363
I bought this to help make it easier to put my boat into the corner of the driveway where we keep it and get it out. My driveway is black top in fair condition, with an incline. The boat is a 23' and with the trailer is probably about 500 lbs and a tandem axle, so right at the limits of what this is rated for. The unit itself is beefy and appears to be of decent quality. The box was damaged, but there was no damage to the unit itself. I had to buy slightly longer bolts to make it work with my trailer (3" frame). Even with this heavy trailer, steering is decent, and the brake function works well. However, traction is a concern. It does not have the traction to pull the trailer up the hill at all, and can only move it to a limited extend sidways, although that has more to do with the tandem axles than anything. The gearing does make it slow to move, I could see using an attachment for a drill/electric drive would make its use significantly easier. Despite my trailer being on the high end of what should work with it, it still does a pretty decent job. If it was able to do everything I need it to, I'd rate it at 5 stars, but I rate it at 4 since it does most of it. If the boat trailer was empty or I had a single axle trailer, I think this would be perfect. 152407
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
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
First had a steel plate welded to T@B trailer frame to close 3 sided channel into full rectangular box and strengthen frame to prevent distortion from weight of jack. Attaching mount to frame really needed 3 hands, particularly to ensure level mounting, but nothing too difficult to accomplish. Blocked up frame and removed old worn wheel jack. Put mount on frame side closest to old wheel jack. Trailer Valet provides good support and mobility on pavement. Have not tested on gravel or dirt yet. Only downside is that built-in braking mechanism does not have a lock for release. You must apply force to steering handle at same time. This actually makes it more difficult for one person to guide and move T@B for fine maneuvering/clearance because you cannot see around the trailer while turning the crank. This is a small inconvenience which requires pauses and checking clearance. The clips and cotter pin security are convenient and secure - very good design. Because my T@B has a recommended tongue height of only 16 inches, had to place jack mount "upside-down" on frame to get good clearance for jack wheels but with light tongue weight, this is not a problem. With reinforced trailer frame mod, there is no deflection or distortion. Finally, used a utility knife to trim the plastic trailer jack/brake cover to fit around new jack mount and set it back in place for the sake of appearance. 227954
by: Dale H.05/28/2014
I received the Trailer Valet in a timely manner. I was surprised at the size if the box. I thought "holy mackerel", how big is this thing? After taking the Valet from the box, I was very impressed with the obvious quality of the item and was excited and wanted to install it immediately. In my mind, before I received the Valet, I figured I would have to make some special attachments to accommodate the Valet. I was pleasantly pleased that the Valet bolted right to the frame of my boat trailer. The Valet is perfect for my situation as I have a very tight drive way. I can't just hook up the boat and leave. I have to move the boat and trailer with a hand dolly to get it in position to connect to my truck. This takes a lot of physical strength pushing and pulling. I am 74 years of age and it becomes harder each time I take the boat out to fish. Naturally I had to try the Valet to see how it worked. Wow, it moved my boat and trailer so easily that I had to call my wife to come and see how little effort it took to move the boat and trailer. The Valet is just what I needed to move the boat. Now I will be able to turn the boat and trailer around to a position in the drive way so t I can hook up to my pickup and pull straight out of my drive way. Before it took a great deal of effort to turn the boat around in my drive way and was very dangerous in as much as the drive way slopes down to a steep angle. The Valet will allow a safer method of moving my boat and trailer because of the brake feature that comes with the product. This is a great product that is priced right and allows me to move my boat and trailer with out the help of my wife. in a safe manner with much less effort. "Life is Good"!!! 132989
I've really hesitated to leave a review on this because I felt that my experience was not typical. I purchased this primarily to move my oversized trailer around my driveway. My driveway is not typical, it's basically a hill with not much maneuvering room. But the Trailer Valet website showed that this could move easily on hills so I saved up and bought it. It doesn't do hills at all. Also, the driveway needs to but absolutely pristine - no dirt, rocks, or sand. Boy, does this thing not like sand! Just a little on the driveway and the wheels just spin. I suppose this would work if the surface is clean and well paved and absolutely flat. Add a little sand and a bit of a slope and it takes 4 people to push and one to operate the valet in order to get a trailer to move at all. Also, I was disappointed with the unit itself. My fault, I didn't unpack it when it arrived, I waited about a month before I "got around" to unpacking and installing the until to my trailer. Follow everyone else's advice and go get other bolts. The ones that come with the unit are useless. By the time I unpacked and installed, I realized that one of the tires was flat. Not only flat but won't hold air for more than a few minutes. Makes it very hard to use when you have to stop every few feet to re-inflate the tire. No instructions came with the unit on how to replace the tire...but, again, my fault, I haven't contacted the manufacturer to get those instructions yet. Get idea in concept, not functional for areas with any slope. Maybe if they make a sturdier version with bigger tires that can actually grip the road, I may reconsider... not sure yet. 288718
by: Chris T.07/20/2015
Just received my trailer valet late last week and installed it on an empty trailer today. Took me less than an hour to read the instructions, remove my old tongue jack and install the valet. The only part of the instructions that was a bit vague was where to install the security bolt, but I found the hole in less than a minute. The tongue jack and mover work very smoothly and effortlessly on the empty trailer. The lever which engages and disengages the brake seems a bit balky but it is new. The valet is large. Two things to consider when installing: 1) If you have a spot that just fits your trailer, be sure to consider where it sits. I have a about 2 inches of length to spare in my shed, and mounted it as far back as I could. You can always swivel it to get it out of the way, but keep the size in mind. 2) If you have a sharp turn in only one direction, consider that turn when choosing which side to install the valet. The handle of the valet will turn sharply away from the trailer, but either the body or the handle will limit how sharply you can turn towards the trailer. Here also, you can rotate the valet 180 degrees to get the opposite angle but you might as well make it easy on yourself from the start if you can. I have a free but very challenging parking situation that historically has resulted in at least a few expletives being uttered as my wife and I try to make a tight 90 degree corner into a shed that JUST fits our boat, both in length and width. Stay tuned after I put the boat away in about 4 weeks. 213246
by: Keith H.03/27/2015
Wow, what can I say. This product is great. It was delivered a day before they said it would be, now that by itself is better service than you can expect. I installed it the day it was delivered. Very easy to install, just removed the original jack and put the new one in place. I have a 17.5 foot deep V boat that weighs in at just over 3000Lbs. The garage that it goes in only has 3/4 inch clearance on each side and 2 inchs above the windsheld with the jack all the way down. It used to take up to an hour to get in and out by pushing and pulling by hand. Now it only takes minutes. It is very easy to turn and move to line it up. I was going to purchase this last year but the price was just a little high. I was glad to see the lower price and it sounds like they have improved a few things since then. When I was looking at the hardware there is a shoulder bolt that the online instructions from their web site does not list, I called them and an actual person answered the phone, she knew exactly what I was talking about. The parts break down shows it but does not have it numbered. It goes in from the back of the trailer bracket to hold the jack in place if you do not want to take it off. Customer service from both places is excelent! If you have a trailer that is hard to move around or just goes in a tight place I would recomend this, it really makes it much easier to move. 181217
by: Mike B.09/29/2015
I bought this to be able to move my R-Pod into position to hook up water and power to it at home, which involves a 90 degree turn. It performs the task perfectly. It is a bit of a workout to move the trailer very far up even a slight slope, so I use the truck to back the trailer up the drive, and then maneuver the trailer into position with the Trailer Valet. It's exactly the right tool for the job, seems well-made, and I'd recommend it. You get what you pay for, and this is a good value. 228330
by: Robert C.10/11/2015
I have a 20.6' Grady White Boat that is on a dual wheel trailer that I had a hard time putting into a close parking place . I had read some of the reviews on the Trailer Valet and had some concerns that it would not perform on my situation with the weight of my boat. I contacted etrailer and they were great to help assure me that the Trailer Valet had listened to customers and done some re-designing of the Trailer Valet to address some of the issues customers had expressed. So I took a chance and ordered one. I am glad I did, it does exactly what I needed. My boat is stored at a condo complex where there are close parking spaces and I needed to be able to put my boat in between the assigned parking spaces and could not accomplish this with my vehicle. It has been amazing to see the reaction of people watching me move my big boat with the Trailer Valet into the parking space. They have said they have never seen anything like this and wanted to know where I got it. I think I was one of the first to get one of the new re-designed versions of the Trailer Valets as I had to wait a short time for delivery. I was not sure it would work when it arrived, but without it I could not handle my boat by myself. This is a great product and it is worth it's weight in gold to me for what it does. So far I am extremely pleased. 229719
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
by: Tom D.06/07/2016
Product arrived quickly and in perfect shape. It works very well for me but can be tough yo use on an up-hill grade or where surface edges meet. (However, my boat pushes the weight limits for the product.). One downside with my boat is that it is pretty hard to see past the bow to observe the side clearance when moving the boat. Since I literally only have about an inch of clearance on each side, I therefore still have to do quite a bit of stopping and examining while I am parking the boat. However, I am not sure how I would otherwise squeeze it into my garage without a high likelihood of damaging something. One recommendation that I have is for the company to provide a power drill adapter. I made my own, but the winch handle size seems to be an off-size (metric?) and so the square tubing I bought at the big box store is not an exact fit. The drill provides more power and endurance when moving up hill and also allows a more heads-up approach when maneuvering. Also, since my drill is variable speed, I can still move the boat slow enough to avoid damage and injury. Overall, very pleased with the product and with e-trailer. One star deducted for effort needed in some circumstances and issues regarding vision past boat when backing while having to crank on the handle. 258722
by: Bill Salt Lake City Utah07/25/2015
I waited for my Trailer Valet that was back ordered for over a month! IT IS WELL WORTH THE WAIT!! I removed my old jack and had the Valet installed in under 30 minutes! I have a very narrow area to park my boat ( less than 6" on each side) once the Valet was on I was able to place the trailer right next to the fence and not having to worry about hitting it when I tried it with my truck! Glad I found Trailer Valet now my neighbors aren't sitting there watching me try and back the boat into my narrow spot! Drop it outside the opening and crank it into place!! Big thumbs up guys. 214341
by: Ivan Rodz07/05/2014
This is an amazing product! Before I purchased this item I had a hard time getting my boat in the garage; now is so easy! Now I don't worry at all about asking someone to help me push the boat into the garage. I am so happy with the Trailer Valet Jack and my wife too. My garage has a 1 1/4 inch lip and the Trailer Valet has no problems pushing my Tahoe, 19.5' w/trailer in place. Thank you!! 139388
by: Happy boater06/20/2016
Yes I'm happy. A product that does what it advertises. Hesitant to spend the money, video's found on Etrailer and youtube convinced us. Chronic back, knee and shoulder issues from 30 years of fire department work slowed our boating down due to the issues with hand pushing the trailer. No more! I understand the theory behind step-down gear advantage but was still shocked at how non-stressful and smooth it is to use the Valet up our slope to re-park in the garage. We opt to keep the regular tongue jack installed and remove the Valet (the trailer bracket stays in place of course) to reduce envious eyes when the trailer is parked at busy marina's...glad the option is built in, attaching it to the bracket when we return home is a snap. Its a solid unit, construction and welds show quality workmanship. Changes? A bit of an expanded instruction manual with a larger print....it is pretty tough on old eyes. Would I buy it again now that we've used it a few times? YES. 262768
I received a trailer valet in a very timely manner and it was very well packed with no damage. It was very easy to install. I put rubber tape between the parts that touch the aluminum on the trailer so there would be no corrosion. I mounted the mounting socket high on the trailer because I need to get the tongue as close to the ground as possible when entering the garage. Ive only used it a few times and so far it works good. I'll give another report in a few months to let you know how it holds up[. 153058
by: Dan J.04/06/2014
I purchased the Trailer Valet for my 17 ft. Aluminum fishing boat with a 115 hp 4 stroke.I'm 65 with a pacemaker, 3 back surgeries and a bad Rotator Cuff. I have to make a sharp 90 degree turn backing up to get my boat in the garage. The boat motor and trailer weigh 2500 lbs. There is a 5 percent grade into my garage. Installation was simple and the directions were easy to follow. Packaging was very good. etrailer was great to order from and the price and free shipping were nice. I was not expecting it to move my boat around like a motorized dolly that cost $1000.00 to $1500.00. I was surprised to find it did a very good job of moving my boat the way it did. I had no problem backing it in or pulling it out of my garage. Low gear was much easier to use than high gear. The brake really works and the unit is put together well. I do not plan to leave it on the trailer while towing. I left the Dolly that came with the trailer on it. I think if it was left on the trailer some one would remove it at the ramp while I was fishing. My wife was amazed at how well the Trailer Valet moved our boat. Great product and great sevice from etrailer. 123970
by: Joshua F11/10/2014
The trailer mover works but with my 20' Tige is significantly harder to move than the video reviews I saw before ordering it. The tires didn't move well at all in dirt and gravel but that should be expected by looking at the tire tread. I definitely worked up a sweat moving my boat but this works so much better than just pushing the boat around on the flimsy wheeled jack stand that was on the trailer. 160090
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
by: Gary C.06/04/2015
After placing my order for a Trailer Valet, I sat back and thought it would take at least several days for it to arrive. To my amazement my valet arrived in 2 days. I opened the package, looked over the materials, and then read the instructions. Now, I'm not the most mechanically able person, so I was a bit worried about installing the unit. It took me less than 10 minutes to install the trailer valet...it actually took me longer to unpack the product! Once on the trailer I proceeded to move my boat...a 16 ft Bass Tracker around my driveway. It was a snap. Even when the wheels of the trailer were on grass I was able to maneuver the boat back onto the driveway with ease. I look forward to not having the frustration of backing up my vehicle several times to line up the hitch ball with the trailer. It will be a breeze to just use the valet to bring the trailer up to the ball, lower the trailer, and secure the trailer. Now that I am able to move my boat so easily, I hope to use it more this summer. 200571
I have a 5x8 covered trailer filled with about 1,000 lbs of tools. My driveway is sloped, long, narrow and has a 90 degree upward turn at the end with little room for maneuvering. It was impossible to back the trailer in with my truck and too much of a slope to push it by hand. Motorized trailer dolly's are out of the question financially. The Trailer Valet allows me to quickly back the trailer effortlessly precisely into position. The brake feature secures the trailer on the slope until I can apply the wheel chocks. Additionally, the next morning I can "drive" the trailer directly onto the hitch avoiding the "in and out" backup routine. This is the real deal. Built solid, high quality materials and workmanship. Delivery was quick and ahead of schedule. Overall a great product and company to deal with. Side note: One to always look for ways to make life easier, I rigged a square drive to my cordless 1/4" impact driver and viola, a motorized trailer dolly. Drives right in without cranking. 162382
by: Brian B.12/01/2016
Still works great. In 2016 I have recorded close to 4000 miles of driving with the TrailerValet attached to my pop up camper. No issues at all. It has come in handy on several occasions when I needed to re-position my camper on the spot or to just get it in there because the turn was too tight to back it in. When I do this it sometimes draws spectators who have never seen it before and they are always amazed. It also still works great for its original purpose of getting my camper in and out of my small garage. Due to a slight incline this would be impossible without the TrailerValet and I would be out $50-$100 per month in storage fees. Two complaints/opportunity for improvement: 1. The TV has developed some superficial rust. They could do a better job prepping the device for outdoor use. 2. Longer handle on the crank. I can get my camper into the garage but it is a lot of work. Having a longer crank handle would make this task easier. 321256
by: Shelby H.10/28/2016
I must confess I was looking for a cheap solution to my problem of moving my trailer around. I even considered building something myself. However, the more I read about the trailer valet 5x, the more it seemed to be exactly what was needed. The only problem remaining was the price. That seemed like a lot for something so simple. Well, I took a leap of faith and ordered the trailer valet from etrailer. When it arrived at my office, we were surprised at the size. And, it was heavy. That's a good thing when talking about equipment. The fifteen minute install was accurate and I had a way to move my trailer! But, one Big problem remained...the jack didn't want to work! Darn, a factory defect and I got it! For the uninitiated, you must first remove the pin on the bottom of the jack for it to work! Doh!?? It is safe to say, the trailer valet is worth every penny! American made and it works perfectly (once you remove the retainer on the jack). Great product!! 311496
by: Jim L.07/20/2014
If you need something to move your trailer with little effort, I think this is it. Very easy to install on the tongue. The size is a bit big to leave mounted but you can remove the unit and leave the bracket in place. It works just like the videos show. Now I don't have to find someone to help me push and pull the camper into its tight parking spot. 142279
by: D&B W07/02/2014
We are impressed and so far very satisfied with our 'trailer valet'. We were able to very easily/effortlessly reposition our tandem axle trailer with boat on it in our garage...no more possibly hurting ourselves trying to push the boat around. We decided we will disconnect the trailer valet during travel as it adds a lot of weight and bulk to the trailer tongue. We purchased this mainly to help us move the boat around our garage. Will also be very helpful for hitching up from the garage. We highly recommend this product. I did a lot of research on your web site as well as other sites regarding possible products. We were very impressed with the customer service and product knowledge of folks at etrailer.com. 138883
All Aspects Excellent. (1) I did not know product was backordered at time of ordering. I expressed my displeasure. George and Tamara are customer centered and calmed me. (2) Product shipped prior to estimated date, (3) product arrived in good order and good packaging, (4) product exactly as described, (5) installation easy, (6) product working better than expected and (7) my wife is more than happy as her duty as spotter has been eliminated. I Highly Recommend the Trailer Valet STC-V211 and I Highly Recomment etrailer.com. Sincerely, DonArr 192490
This thing saves my back. It is very easy to maneuver my 23 foot boat and trailer in and out of the tight dive way beside my house. 161916
by: K.C. Reilly07/16/2016
I have 3 different trailers that I use the trailer valet on, all single axle trailers. I have a 6x10 open utility trailer, a 5x8 enclosed trailer and a 7x14 V-nose enclosed trailer. The trailer valet works quite well on all 3 trailers on concrete however, if the drive wheels of the trailer valet are on grass they do not get enough traction, even with my smallest and lightest trailer, and the drive wheels usually just spin. Also, trying to get any of my trailers from the grass over a 1" lip onto my concrete pad using the trailer valet is mission impossible. I had to buy some fiber reinforced plastic grid to use as ramps to get up onto the concrete. Some of the same grid under the drive wheels solved the traction problem there as well, If you are using the trailer valet exclusively on concrete or asphalt it is a great product and should serve you well for a long time. 272679
This would be an excellent unit if it was motorized. (You may delete the following paragraph. It is written for e-trailer consideration for improvements). The crank handle is too low to the ground, requiring the operator to bend down while cranking. This makes it difficult to see the other side of the boat. Quite an inconvenience when in close quarters. In addition, holding UP on the brake lever while cranking, lightens the load on the wheel and it sometimes slips. 220112
by: Nick I06/20/2014
This is one of the best decisions I have made! It would normally take me one hour to back my 17 foot Casita travel trailer into a tight spot, it now takes less than 5 minutes! It took less than 15 minutes to install, it is simply an amazing product, and had I bought this earlier, it would have saved me a lot of grief! 136848
by: Lawrence J.05/08/2016
Appears to be a well built product. Fairly simple install although the plate bolts could be a little longer for trailers that have a slightly larger frame. I have a Karavan snowmobile trailer and installed the trailer valet on the tongue, opposite side of the my current jack (since I want to be able to remove the trailer valet if parked elsewhere and not wanting someone to help themselves to it)... Given my fully loaded trailer is about 1500 lbs the valet works as designed. Moreover, it works pretty good on inclines. I still struggle a bit with the brake handle since it doesn't want to engage/disengage as smoothly as I'd prefer (there are a couple of pins that need to be engaged when you pull up on the handle). Overall, it does what is advertises to do for moving a trailer around in tight spots. 249112
This saved my butt moving my trailer in and out of my yard. It's also the only product you can buy at this price point that does what it does. There are few problems I had and a few modifications I made that helped. 1. This does not perform well on gravel or soft dirt 2. If you overload the hitch weight it will break Modifications: 1. Bought chain replacement links right away. This saved my butt ($5 found at a transmission parts store) 2. Replaced the bolts that hold the tires on the axel ($5 at home depot) 3. Got my tires filled with synthetic material. ($40 Fountain Tire) Tips: 1. Keep a long piece of ply wood close by if you plan on moving on gravel 2. Raising the trailer will put more stress on the valet. 3. Have someone help push the trailer when you're turning 253736
had it assembled in 5 minutes and worked perfectly on a 23 foot 4500 pounds boat and trailer package Jack works awesome as well did exactly what it said was packaged nice delivery was prompt. Added air to the tires a little and went to work immediately this jack is a home run. 144041
by: Aaron Z.09/02/2016
Has worked great for moving my Ebbtide 16.5 Dynatrack SS with a Johnson 115 on it. I have to park it in the third bay of Garage but the boat and trailer are to big to go in the single bay garage door. So I use the Trailer Valet to bring boat up hill on driveway and into double door opening and then sharp angle it into the third bay space. I could never do that with my truck or by hand, boat is to heavy for that, but it is no problem with the Trailer Valet. Only thing I have had to do to the trailer valet was spray some garage door lube on the chain and other moving parts. It had gotten a little stiff and squeaky and didn't want to disengage the brake easily. After the garage door lube spray, it all works great again. Couldn't put my boat away in the garage with out it. 290646
Trailer Valet arrived promptly. After my usual reverse installation figured out what anyone with a modicum of mechanical aptitude would have immediately seen and correctly installed the jack. Installation was simple once I figured it out, although the instructions do assume more mechanical sense than I have. The jack appears to do exactly what it is supposed to do. My boat setup is about 2700 pounds and moves easily. Moreover, since the jack on the trailer only goes straight ahead it already is a great improvement in allowing me to move the tongue easily around. We shall see soon how it works going down (and up) the slight incline of the driveway, but if not I am still way ahead of where I was. My rating is not useful as I have not fully tested the Valet. 296924
The Valet clearly needs to be used on a hard surface with little if any grade change. I have been working with it since I installed it today on a very lightweight R-POD trailer. It has a very hard time moving it up a slope. I filled up the trailers fresh water tank which is forward and this added weight on the tongue was the key to getting the trailer to move at all. I can't move the frame attachment point any further back to give more added weight on the Valet wheels. Its best use is perhaps maneuvering the trailer at a fairly level camping site, but for my very light trailer, it can't move over any slope or slight angle in my unpaved back yard. I have purchased a horse stall heavy rubber mat that I roll the tires on, but this is not optimal. 213251
by: Bill W.06/04/2016
I have been happy with my Trailer Valet. It has done what I wanted it to do. I have a driveway with a small slope, and I am able to move my trailer up the driveway and into the carport without much effort. It takes a lot of cranks on low speed, but after I get it on the level carport surface I can put it in the high speed mode. I had the trailer (3,000 pounds) in a storage lot for a while, and the surface was compact gravel. Sometimes when the gravel built up behind the trailer wheel the tires on the Trailer Valet would spin. After leveling the gravel behind the trailer wheel I could continue. It's much better on cement or asphalt. Now, if I could find some way to power the Trailer Valet with a small electric motor it would be perfect. 257029
by: Gill C.08/03/2015
I purchased the Trailer Valet to move my 7x16 tandem axle Pace Legacy enclosed motorcycle trailer in and out of a tight garage space. The width of the space isn't an issue since I have a 16' door but the depth is only about 3 inches more than the length of the trailer so I was concerned about backing the trailer in with my truck with so little room for error. The Trailer Valet worked perfectly for my situation and was able to get the trailer in it's space safely with no concerns. As expected, with the tandem axle, any tight turns require a good bit more effort, but it handled everything fine and straight or slight turning movements are a breeze. Very happy with the purchase and George was very helpful in making my decision to buy. 216346
by: Tom K10/27/2014
The STC-V211 Trailer Valet seems like a great solution to a common trailer problem. It moves my 3200 pound single axle trailer with ease, tongue weight on my trailer is approximately 500 pounds. A well built product with warranty and spare parts available. I inflated the tires to 70 PSI before using. Each trailer and mounting scenario is different and this could limit the amount of available movement the tiller handle (steering) has on some setups before it contacts the hitch, propane tank, battery box, etc. This also affects the brake since the tiller handle is pushed down to apply the brake. I think most of these concerns can be easily overcome with careful placement and usage of this product. Enjoy, Tom 158017
by: steve w12/24/2014
I bought the trailer valet for my 20' pontoon boat I think the toung weight is 380lb. I bought it on the 08dec and go it on 12 with free shipping .I thought it was very fast.i had a small problem with it,i called e-trailer and spoke to lexus. she asked for a pic of the issue .after her seeing the pic she put a replacement in the mail on the 16 got it on the 22 with a return shipping label.the new one work fine I can put my boat in the tight space it stays in.i think their customer service is excellent.thanks e-trailer. 166786
by: Bill G04/15/2015
This really worked well. Installation was easy. We have a 3500# Air Nautique with a tandem axle trailer. We use it generally on concrete driveways that have minimal slope, but it turns and moves trailer really well. When turning hard you should use the low speed crank position. When moving in generally straight lines, the high speed crank position is fine. I bought another mounting bracket to put on my tandem trailer for my fishing boat. They had a typo in the instruction manual that makes you think you should not inflate tires above 36 psi, but I called and they have now added notes on website saying not to inflate over 85 psi. I was told 75 -80 psi was good target pressure. I did 75 and tires are like rocks. 185389
by: Mike S.03/23/2015
Normally I get good service from etrailer but this time I did not! (1)I carefully opened the box and checked the parts list and found one security bolt was missing, #21 on parts list. The parts list did not identify the size or thread requirements for this bolt so I had to dig into my old junk bolt box to find the thread size. It took me half a day going to hardware stores in my area to find the correct bolt. (2) The tires on the STC-V211 only had 20 lbs of pressure in both of them, S/B 58 lbs, so I spent another half a day locating the correct tire pressure nozzle to get into the small cavity where the tube inlet valve is located. Now that it is hooked up it seems to work to move my small camper trailer. 180435
by: Randall C.09/08/2016
Product works great, as advertised. I only have to move a 12' enclosed trailer w/ a Harley aboard). I have a steep driveway, and the trailer valet powers it up easily. I do have several (constructive) comments. Until you get used to it, the valet can get away from you on the downhill, and the brake clanks some when trying to stop a runaway trailer. Secondly, I'm 6 feet tall, and the bending necessary for use of the valet, turning crank, steering and following or leading, tires my back quickly. It would help if the crank positions could somehow be higher. Like everything else, I suspect with use (I've only used it twice), I'll get used to it, and it will get easier. Thanks, great product 292439
I own a 16' Tracker Targa with a 90HP outbard. It is stored next to the garage on an aspnalt area that is bordered by a fence. It is a very tight turn with a slight incline to get the boat into the area it is stored. There is only about 1 1/2 feet clearance on each side. As I've gotten older, even with the help of my wife, it had become almost impossible for me to manually push the boat into the area. I used the boat less and less because of this. This product changed all that. I now easily move the rig in and out by myself. I again have the freedom to hook up my rig whenever I choose and hit the water. I could not be happier that I purchased the Trailer Valet. 201087
by: Gilbert K.05/13/2015
Packaged well no shipping damage. Instruction manual too basic could be more detailed. Followed other reviews advice. Took ten minuets and one open end wrench to install mounting bracket. Mounting bracket very universal. Got it mounted on second try. Used Low mount position as recommended. Filled tires with recommended psi, first thing. Camping Trailer just under max specs. Land scape flat and gravel. Didn't move at first, had to push loose gravel away for more solid ground. Trailer then moved as described. Product does meet my expectations. Jack does require respect I can see if it get torqued in weird position it could break. Slow and go works the best. Worth the cost. 192851
by: Jeff S.06/03/2016
My Trailer Valet device makes it possible to move my 12' enclosed trailer (sometimes loaded with 1-2 tons of cargo) around my rear yard parking slab by myself with relative ease. Without it I could not park my trailer due to spacial limitations! There simply is not enough room to turn it around when hooked up to my truck. I do need to put air in the tires every month or two as they seem to lose pressure and it is extremely difficult or impossible to move my trailer when they are not fully inflated. The other thing is I wish there was a small motor on the Trailer Valet because it takes a lot of physical effort to crank the drive handle and steer by myself. 256399
Everything it was proclaimed to be. My issue prior to purchasing the Trailer Valet was the windshield of the boat was not low enough on my SUV hitch to fit the standard height garage opening. With the valet at its lowest it cleared the the entrance by a couple of inches so for those who have the same issue it saved me $900's in storage fees. Additionally, the incline after exiting my garage is significant and at least more greater than the videos found as examples on the web. The Valet has no problem making its way to my hitch up this incline. I should mention i have a 21 foot Sea Ray that is right at the 500 lb limit. An excellent purchase for me. 148923
by: Sanford LaPoint03/13/2016
All of my expectations as to ease of maneuverability and handling of boat were met. All parts function as advertised. Three of my fellow bass club members bought the item with my recommendation. All have given me positive feedback from their usage with the product. I use year round for garage and storage maneuvering of bass boat. No negative results from usage of product. Product was received with rust already developing on the shaft. Consist enlargement of rust area requires that I plan on taking to a paint shop for repainting and rust proofing. The maintaining and checking of air pressure is somewhat awkward with the air stem bent as such. 240698
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