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Heavy-duty jack with integrated drive function replaces your ordinary trailer jack and takes the hassle out of hooking up and moving your trailer. Simply turn the crank that powers the drive system and direct your trailer with the steering handle.
When the time comes to move or align your unhitched trailer, the Trailer Valet is at your service. Instead of driving your vehicle to your trailer, use this heavy-duty jack to drive your trailer to your hitch. This saves you the time and frustration of having to repeatedly back up your vehicle to align the hitch ball with your trailer's coupler.
The Trailer Valet also makes it easy to park or move your trailer into tight spots and to position it in a garage. And it allows you to take corners and make slight adjustments in steering while the trailer is moving. No more attempting to back the trailer in with your vehicle.
After hookup, just flip the Trailer Valet up to store it alongside your trailer frame. Then swivel it back down for use when you arrive at your destination. Simply use the jack function to raise the trailer so you can unhook it from the ball, then lower the Trailer Valet to get your trailer level and into position.
How to Operate the Trailer Valet
The Trailer Valet is easy to operate. The hand-crank-powered chain drive system can be operated in either high gear or low gear, depending on the terrain. The drive system activates the dual positraction wheels. Both wheels are engaged while the Trailer Valet is moving straight - in either forward or reverse. When you need to make a turn, one of the wheels disengages and freewheels, allowing the other wheel to move the trailer. All you have to do is turn the crank that powers the drive system and direct the Trailer Valet with the steering handle. When you straighten the steering handle back up, the other wheel reengages and the Trailer Valet drives straight again.
The Trailer Valet also includes an auto-brake function that acts as a wheel chock to keep your trailer in place. When the steering handle is raised up, the drive system is engaged. The handle automatically falls down when it is released, bringing the wheels to an immediate halt. This safety feature prevents your trailer from running away from you. The handle also locks when down, keeping your trailer level and secure for storage. Wheel chocks should still be used.
How to Install the Trailer Valet
A heavy-duty bracket clamps the jack to your trailer's tongue with the included mounting hardware. Multiple holes in the bracket allow you to adjust for trailer frames up to 6 inches tall, and the bolts are long enough to accommodate frames up to 2-3/4 inches wide. Just tighten the bolts and you're ready to use the Trailer Valet.
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Today, we are going to review the Trailer Valet system for trailers, part number STC-V211. The Trailer Valet not only acts as a replacement jack, but it also provides you a way to maneuver your trailer in tight spaces. The Trailer Valet uses a hand crank to power the wheels. There are two speed settings: A low gear, which takes a little bit more physical effort, but allows the trailer to move faster. The high gear requires less effort, but it turns the wheels more slowly. The Trailer Valet has a braking system.
The braking system can function as a parking brake, as a supplement to your wheel chocks. It will also act as an emergency brake system. If you are maneuvering the trailer up or down an incline, or it starts to build momentum and get away from you, you can throw the emergency brake down. It will lock the wheels on the Trailer Valet and bring the trailer to a stop. Like many other jacks for trailers, you can collapse it all the way down and rotate it up and out of the way when trailering down the road.
That's it for our review of the Trailer Valet system, part number STC-V211.
Average Customer Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (39 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: 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
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
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: 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
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
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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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
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
by: Retired in Reno, NV11/25/2013
I received my Trailer Valet today and promptly installed it on my boat trailer. It is a 16 1/2' Lund fishing boat with a single axle trailer. It moves the boat and trailer okay, but it will not get the boat and trailer over a 2" lip, even with wedges that I made. The single drive wheel just spins when I crank. 108511
by: Lynn N.09/18/2013
Great item...wow!! We have a trailmanor that we need to store in a tight area in the garage. The Valet moved it with ease (2600 pnd). No pushing or cramped muscles involved...it's a silly small item but very powerful and heavyduty...stronger than any dolly and more affordable than a motorized trailer mover. 100542
it works as advertised.I don't think I could have made the turn without it.this is really good for cramped, tight spaces and especially when you really have to work alone.just a suggestion, I think you should have more videos. for example on grass hills in on different products. 89538
by: Ryan M.07/18/2014
Very pleased. I was a little worried this wheel would not be able to maneuver my dual axle trailer in a tight turn, but it effortlessly pulls my 14 foot enclosed trailer around like it is floating on air, even when full of my toys. I couldn't be happier...unless it was free. :) 141949
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 product does the job it's designed for. How ever if you have a slope be sure it is consistent and that you have a solid foundation. If you are moveing a heavy trailer on grass or gravel the wheel wants to spin. Other than that it does what it's meant for 148591
by: Mark S09/23/2014
Product worked well after getting possitioned well on trailer. I have Ranger trailer and wanted to leave factory trailer jack on trailer. Had to figure out possition so all the cranks would work with out banging your knuckles. Very happy. 152739
This product will allow me park my boat in the storage building with no assistance. It is exactly what I needed to maneuver the boat. Seems well made. Will give it 4 stars for solving a problem for me! 144556
by: David P12/09/2013
The Trailer Valet Swivel Jack is awesome, works great and is just what I needed. Your customer service was also great and the delivery time was faster then I thought it would be. great Job to all. 109657
by: Al Hart12/29/2013
Works pretty well - I have a 21 foot Hurricane on an oversized trailer , total over 3500 lbs and this will drive it up the end of the driveway into the garage (up the incline). 111435
It worked well for me, even on gravel on an uphill slant. Just put some of your leveler blocks down for a track for the drive wheels and "nail" them down with tent stakes. 103915
by: Jon R07/26/2014
Product arrived defective with a bulge on the sidewall of tire. Very cheaply made in china tires. The rest of the unit seams the same quality as the tires. JUNK! 143021
Very nice moving my 22ft triton lts is easier. Don't have to back up to my boat anymore just move my boat trailer to the truck. 132525
great product. We did have to get longer screws to install. Has made moving boat much easier 134826
Not impressed. Installation was easy but unit not very sturdy. Brake is useless. 75351
Delivery package was the best I have ever recieved,installation was easy. 120894
Ease of use and install. 125612
by: Mike D.05/20/2014
Works as expected, 131544
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
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