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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 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars (99 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
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: 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: 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
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: 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
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
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: 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
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
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: Andy G.11/30/2014
This unit works pretty well to move a trailer around on flat surfaces. It looks like it's pretty well made, and the finish looked good out of the box. The installation instructions are rather spartan, but it's not that difficult to mount so that wasn't a big deal. I think the weight capacities are a bit on the generous side, and the single wheel drive can lose traction on slight inclines if trying to turn at the same time. It's also pretty awkward to crank when bent over and steering at the same time, but it's doable. I think it will work much better with single axle trailers than double axles models. 162760
This jack can't handle anywhere near the 500 lb tongue weight that is claimed -- I tried it with ~350-400 lbs and the jack tires bulged and almost came off their rims! Also extremely difficult to crank, even on the low gearing on flat pavement. Works reasonably well with about 200 lbs or less. 182086
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: Gary P.01/08/2014
I have a 16 ft outboard motor boat with trailer about 2500 lbs. The Trailer Valet attached easily. It handled my 5 degree slope driveway in and out with no problem. I fish in the California Delta, after 2 launches and loadings, the screws started to vibrate loose and noticed I lost a few and replaced them. After the third outing, screws, washers, nuts and chain started to rust. I rinse and lubricate the chain every time. This product is not recommended for boating, maybe for a land trailer only. Wish I can get my money back. 112209
Great service and delivery. Product is well made and is easy to install and works perfectly except for one small flaw. It drives my boat and trailer up my 5 degree driveway slope right up to my garage but wouldn't get it over the 1" lip at the entrance to the garage. The Trailer Valet wheels would just spin. I found a work-around by having my wife put downward pressure on the end of the trailer hitch while I cranked thereby giving the Trailer Valet just enough traction to get the boat/trailer over the lip and into the garage. 132697
by: Bruce U.03/16/2015
shipping - received within 3 business days of placing order. Shipment received in good condition, packaging was good, no damage to product. This is close to 50 pounds and expected the freight company would give it some rough handling. Product - is as shown. Excellent finish, and assembly. Use - I have an 18', 2500# travel trailer. On a level gravel surface the Trailer Valet had no problems maneuvering my trailer. The manual cranking was easy and steering and braking was not a problem. I would recommend this product. 178359
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: Gary S11/09/2014
The trailer valet was easy to install and has allow me to be able to handle my boat trailer alone. Before it too 3 to 4 to get it up the small incline into the garage. The only small problem is that the play in the connection between the moiunting bracket and the jack lets the jack set at a small angle to the trailer. I think this can be fixed by putting some shimes under the mounting bracket so that the jack sets straight up and down when under load. Overall, very happy with the product. Gary 160014
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: Douglas Francis03/22/2015
The trailer valet has made it easier to move the boat in and out of the garage but I found it difficult to keep the steering handle from popping out of a locked position as well as falling out of the secured position and grinding almost all the way through the rubber handle. I also found the cranking handle almost impossible to take off and change to another speed. This was the case in both positions. I haven't had it long enough to realize anymore plus and minuses. 180142
by: tom f04/13/2015
Well made HD product. Poor installation instructions. Need more line drawings. I had to buy longer bolts to attach the mounting bracket to the frame of my trailer. The product came with bolts that were 1/2" short. The only complaint l have is that the crank handle & the steering handle are very low, so it's hard on my back to operate. The jack works well both powering my boat up the driveway & controlling it when coming down. I think it is worth the purchase price. 184960
by: Mike R06/17/2015
The trailer valet is a great product for those with issues parking trailers in tight spaces or just not enough room for the tow vehicle to operate. Installed it just in time for use to navigate around a few trees at a campsite for that perfect spot. Very easy to operate and to move around a Starcraft 16BH trailer. Just out of curiosity I moved the trailer about 40 feet to the tow vehicle with only two short breathers. Just get close and put it to work! 204110
by: Sam B.09/29/2014
This product is really an excellent solution. My 5.5'x10' aluminum trailer weighs about 1,500 lbs loaded... just enough to make it a struggle pulling out onto my slightly inclined driveway to hitch to my car. With the Trailer Valet, I can crank it out to the car with excellent ease and precision, and more importantly, can unhitch and then crank it up the driveway and into the garage. It is well made and works great. I am very pleased, 153426
by: Edd K.07/29/2014
solved my problem. easily backed my trailmanor 2720 into a garage only 1 ft. wider than the tailor. my trailor weighs 3300lb. with a 340lb. tongue weight. make sure you check tire pressure before you use the trailer valet , proper tire pressure makes it easier. I am 67 yrs. old and weigh 140 lbs. If you need to reposition your trailor once you get it into a garage then this is what the doctor ordered. 143298
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: BJ B.11/09/2014
The product works good if utilized on a solid surface such as concrete. Tried using it on grass to move my bass boat and had mixed results. Not sure if its because I have a dual axle trailer, but it seems to struggle, especially when backing up. Installation was simple, I did have to go buy shorter bolts for it since the frame on trailer wasn't very wide and I ran out of bolt threads. 160013
I have a small tear drop trailer, and needed to be able to move it around, up small hills, over gravel/grass and into the garage by myself, and this does the trick. If you have a light trailer that moves well on flat areas this will slow you down a little, but if you need to move it up inclines by yourself it is great, especially the brake feature. This is what I was looking for. 192519
The first time I used it the snap ring came off of the wheel shaft. If I had not noticed it the wheel would have come completely off. I tried to find a replacement at 2 local hardware stores but no luck yet. Other than that so far it works OK. 134467
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