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  • 500 lbs Capacity
  • 1-7/8 Inch Ball
Lowest Prices for the best trailer dolly from Rackem. Rack'em Trailer Dolly part number RA20 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Rackem Trailer Dolly - RA20


Trailer Dolly by Rack'em Manufacturing

The trailer dolly will allow you to move your heavy trailer around with ease. Great for helping to manuever your trailer into tight spaces like in the garage.

  • Height of the 1 7/8" hitch ball is adjustable to accompany different sized trailers
    • Adjusts from 16" to 19"
  • 13" tires on the dolly make moving a trailer easy
    • Tires also measure 4" wide
    • Distance between tires: 24"
  • Height: 54" tall from bottom of tires to handle
  • Tire rating: maximum 300 lbs at 30 psi
  • Capacity: 500 lbs TW (downward force cannot exceed this amount)
    • Trailer weight does not matter; you can pull as much as you are able
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Trailer hitch ball height can be adjusted up and down.

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Large rubber grip handles makes it easier on you when pulling and pushing your trailer.

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Rack'em trailer dolly lifting trailer with ease.

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Video Transcript for Rackem Trailer Dolly Review

Today were going to be taking a look at the Rackem Trailer Dolly, Part Number RA20. Some special features about this dolly are not only that it helps you move your trailer around with ease, but it also allows you to maneuver it in tight spaces. It has the rubber grip handles to assist with pulling of the trailer. It has a 1-7/8ths inch ball which can be adjusted by height from 16 to 19 to accommodate different sized trailers. It has 13 tires which are 4 wide with a 24 distance between them. This dolly is 54 tall from the bottom of the tire to the handle and has a tongue weight capacity of 500 pounds.

Before we go outside to demonstrate our dolly, we'll show you how to adjust the height of your ball. Well remove this bolt here. As you can see the ball comes out and these holes here are where you can replace the bolt and adjust the height. Now well demonstrate how this dolly works. Well roll it to our boat trailer here and lower the coupler onto the ball. Once its secured well pull it out to our desired location.

Its that easy. There you have it for the Rackem Trailer Dolly, Part Number RA20. .


Customer Reviews

Rack'em Trailer Dolly - RA20

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (97 Customer Reviews)


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We live on a large lot that generates a considerable amount of green waste and I have a dump trailer specifically for taking it to the recycling station. To optimize space on the paved pad I park the trailer in a way that doesn't allow backing the pickup directly to the trailer. I was somewhat dubious that this dolly would permit one old guy to pull the loaded trailer around and take it to the pickup but in fact it works just fine - it's a workout but I can do it. I'm very happy with this purchase and use the dolly regularly. 625398



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Went together very easy. Have used it many times to move a small cargo trailer short distances on a gravel driveway. A lot easier than hitching up and moving only a few feet. Worth it for me. 293116



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Packed well with prompt delivery. Assembly simple. Should be great for my 1600lb RV trailer. SCAMP RV. Nice product. Height adjustment is nice feature. Borrowed a friends lower priced product, no good wheels to small, no height adjustment. 597123



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The RA20 trailer Dolly is very well built and simple to assemble. The price was very reasonable as well. The added plus for this dolly is the large tires making it very easy to use. The only problem I had, was the adjustable ball sent was not adjustable having only one hole drilled in it. The problem was quickly addressed by Mark at etrailer and he contacted the manufacture to replace it. I give both the product and customer service a excellent rating and look forward to my next purchase from etrailer. 119827



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I'm very disappointed with the dolly that was shipped to me! The dolly appeared used! The box was trashed and Heavily taped. I received a new tire and clearly to see a used tire! Parts were used and parts were new! I received it on April 20th and I put it together this morning. Something was not aligned properly and the holes were off about 1/4 inch so I had crank the nuts & bolts to make it line up!! Other then that it works well. My father needed one but we're going to purchase one elsewhere. 188258



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This is an excellent and well-designed piece of gear. It's heavy duty and the axle is strong enough to prevent deformation under heavy loads. Also, the tires have stayed well inflated and after one year have only recently required a little more air pressure. I'm very happy with this Rackem product and would happily buy it again. 395049



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Very strong and well built for the purpose it seems. My only hang up is that the handle section is heavier than it's lower unit and will not stand up. It flops over. The angle iron (3rd leg) should be larger and heavier to facilitate it's standing up as it appears in the picture. The hitch ball aught also to be larger. Way too small 201855



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I let my friend purchase a half interest in the Rack'em Trailer Dolly. She loves it so much that I have to borrow it back when I need to use it! It makes life real easy when I need to slip my camper into its tight quarters. My friend uses it to pull her camper out of her garage with no problems. 100387



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This seems like a pretty good product, especially compared to others I looked at online for around the same price. This is designed to be an occasional use, non professional dolly and it works fine with my small enclosed cargo trailer that weights about 1100 lbs and has a 120 lb hitch weight empty ( if that much). If you were planning on moving your tandem axle camping trailer you might be disappointed. Over all I am very pleased with the purchase. 216490


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Its been a year and the dolly has held up well. Still very happy with the purchase.

Al K - 08/02/2016

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Product was shipped same day as ordered, arrived earlier than projected. Very satisfied with product quality and performance. Assembly was quick, easy and flawless. Wonderful attention from eTrailer throughout the process. I purchased the RA20 mostly for maneuvering a couple trailers and a towable chipper/shredder on lawn and soil surfaces more than on concrete when it is not practical to use a tractor. Works fine with the trailers, much more difficult with the machine. Tongue weight is not the problem but machine weight is. Guess I need to add this to my workout regimen! 304525



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Received in a timely manner, easily put together with included hardware. I find this product to be of much higher quality and usefulness than I had thought it might be, primarily from reviews from other devices. Very excellent and solid: easily moves my SeaRay 17.5 foot on its single axle trailer (about 2700 lbs, 200 lbs tongue weight), my SeaDoo trailer, and my enclosed utility trailer (1200 lbs, with 200 lb tongue weight.) I am very satisfied and glad I made the purchase. 59840



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Very easy to put together, took 5 mins. Moved my 14 ft john boat on trailer from back yard to patio and then to drive way with ease. MUCH easier than lifting the trailer by hand and straining my back pulling it and pushing it, esp on the grass (I'm 6 ft, 210 and fairly strong and it used to take all I had to lift trailer by hand and maneuver and usually had to sit trailer down couple times when moving it from back yard to driveway, no longer an issue). Did a lot of research on trailer dollies and main complaint I saw was wheels and tires getting bent and losing air, esp during turns; didn't experience any of that and was a breeze to make turns (even sharp turns when getting it to line up exactly as I wanted). Easy to operate, just hold upright and lean backward to catch the trailer ball and then move, even balances so you don't have to hold it the whole time (was surprised by this). All in all, very satisfied and glad I did the research and found the right product. Still fairly new but so far, so good. Will update if have any issues as time goes on but don't foresee that happening. Would def recommend this product. Lightning fast delivery from etrailer btw; had it within 2 1/2 days of ordering and customer service did a great job of following up. This was my first order from etrailer but will order all trailer products from them moving forward. 58402



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I haven't tried using it yet, so I can't say how well it works yet, but it appears to be very solid. The wheels/tires are much larger than the ones on my Harbor Freight dolly which gives me impression I will be able to more easily move my boat & pop-up trailer. With regards to putting it together - I followed the instructions, but wasn't able to connect the smaller top stablizer bar. The holes did NOT line up. I had to go back & loosen all the other nuts before I could line up the holes on the stablizer bar. Once that was connected, I went back and tightended all the other nuts. I personally feel using a bolt/nut on the adjustable ball is a poor design that doesn't allow for rapid adjustment. So I used a pin instead as shown in the picture. 144126


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Working out very well. Much easier to move my 2000lb popup trailer over level terrain.

LFS - 08/02/2015

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Great dolly, even though I've only used it a couple times. I have no more use for it and I'm actively trying to sell it. Please let me know if I can sell my (lightly) used dolly on your site. 490290



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I had a very tight storage area for my camper and had to unhitch, move and re-hitch my tow vehicle to get it inside the building. There is only 6 inches on each side. I ordered the Rack'em trailer dolly and it was easy to assemble and has worked great saving me the 30-45 minutes struggling with my camper before. With the trailer dolly, I can easily push it right into place. It is well built and sturdy. the big wheels make a big difference. I highly recommend this piece of equipment. 145580


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It has been fine. I do have to keep airing the tires up as they have a tendency to leak air. the unit itself works fine.

Frank W - 08/10/2015

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The trailer dolly works really well on flat, smooth surfaces. Must keep the tires firm to turn corners well. Would be perfect for a concrete or asphalt surface, but works well on crushed gravel. Would not recommend for slopped terrain. 425018



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I ordered the Rack’em RA20 Trailer Dolly from etrailer to assist in loading our 16 ft. boat into our self-made boat hauler/camper. It was delivered as scheduled. It is definitely better quality than the dolly my son bought at a local tool store. It makes it easy to move the boat even on the ballast rock parking lot where the trailer and boat are in storage. It gives me full control of loading the boat into the camper with less than three inches of clearance on each side, using a remote control winch mounted in the trailer. Without the RA20 it would be next to impossible to control the loading. It's a great tool. 419882



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I can't believe how much easier it is to move my 1600 pound sailboat and trailer around my driveway! This leverage and steering control makes all the difference, since I always move the boat myself. I did not rate the product excellent because assembly was problematic. The main problem is the axle fits way too tightly into the wheels, so that when assembling I had to hammer it home from both sides. It ultimately worked, but a real pain. 100764


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Still going strong. A good product for sure!

Daniel R - 09/20/2014

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Was easy to assemble and looks like good quality workmanship. I've used it twice over the weekend to move my boat from the side of the driveway. So far this dolly has made the job much easier then pushing or pulling the boat and trailer with the small jack wheel wanting to turn direction all the time. It's a tight fit between my house and fence but this dolly makes it easy to move and position the boat. I believe the large wheels on the dolly is the key. 51640



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There's no doubt the Rack'em is built to do exactly what the description says. The materials are top-quality and assembly is pretty easy. The challenge with this product, which is made in China, is that the particular unit I purchased was apparently manufactured just after the work-crew came back from a beer-break. The handle portion of the unit is approximately 5-degrees off from center and if I used the pre-drilled holes, nothing quite lined-up. I had to re-drill the holes to make things fit, although it's still not what it should be. I bought this unit as a birthday present for my 32-year old son, who wanted to keep the unit rather than send it back. The Rack'em does work but perhaps, more importantly, has provided an entirely new channel for comedic relief between father and son. "Hey, where are you going with that trailer? Looks like you're turning left and it's actually going straight!" There's no doubt the Rack'em has made moving our trailers much easier. An added benefit has been the laughter it's also brought to our home. 150349



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I got this to move my 6x12 enclosed Haulmark trailer around...with some custom cabinets built into the front, the tongue weight is around 300lbs empty, and can push 400lbs when loaded with gear, dirt bikes, etc. Occasionally I need to move the empty trailer, and having to hook the truck up to do that was a PITA, and no way do I want to blow out my back and bang up my knees trying to lift and move it myself...I'm a big strong guy and there is no way to gain proper leverage without this dolly - it works great and will save me a lot of hassle/strain from now on! My only complaint is the handle should be twice as wide - it's too narrow. 38590


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Well after more usage over the past few years, Ive decided this unit is going to be replaced ... the wheelbase is too narrow, which results in the jack foot hitting the tires, andor the dolly goes up on 1 wheel and tips over, making it impossible to do sharp turns ... VERY annoying. To improve on this unit, they should beef up the axle and widen the stance around 12, along with a wider handle for overall better leverage/mechanical advantage. Also, the hardware tends to come loose, but since Ive loc-tited all the fasteners, it seems to be holding up. If that doesnt work, nyloc nuts might be a better option.

-- comment by: Mike - 04/18/2015

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Very Fast Shipping ,Trailer Dolly works very good on a 6x10 trailer. 64799



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I browsed through several web sites, but etrailer had the best organization and the most information. I had just purchased a small 4' x 6' 2000 lb. trailer that I use for picking up machinery for the shop. I needed a good dolly to maneuver the trailer to the chain hoist and chose the RA20. I ordered it on Thursday and it was delivered Friday, outstanding service. The dolly is well made with good wheels, assembled in 15 minutes and went to work. A nice piece of machinery if used within its specifications. Well pleased. 207773


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Excellent service, I am still very pleased.

John G - 06/26/2016

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I received the RA20 trailer dolly and was able to put it together rather easily. I have used it a few times, and find it much easier to move my 17' Tracker boat in and out of the garage. I have the post extended to its maximum height, and I do lower the trailer's jack stand to make it all work. 203723


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Thank you for the email. To be honest, I have found the dolly to be more difficult to use this year than last. I dont know if this has to do with the bigger heavier motor that I installed this year, the tires may be under-inflated, or...I got weaker over the Winter. : In any case, I think its a good buy for most situations, and I just need to figure out how I can make this work better. I still use it, so thats a plus.

Luke Y - 07/08/2016

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I am using the dolly to move around my 6 x 10 ft trailer. I have used it twice and it moves the trailer with ease. Just wish it was made in the USA. 636775



- RA20
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This trailer dolly was as advertised. Easy to assemble. Done in 15 minutes. Looks sturdy and I have used it once since I have received it, and I am pleased with how it performed. 569502



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This product is perfect for getting your trailer out of the backyard. I have 2 trailers in a fenced in yard. I bought this product because of the tires. They really work well in the grass. Saves on the back for sure. No more bending down and lifting the tongue of the trailer with your legs and back. Now all i have to do is pull. Excellent product. Only reason i gave it 4 stars is because if you want to turn trailer real sharp it tends to tip on its side. But i can deal with that. Just have to adjust. 567051



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Very solid well designed product and should last for years to come. It was easy to put together. It enables me to easily maneuver my Timberleaf teardrop camper, which was difficult prior to having the Rack'em Trailer Dolly. I highly recommend this product. 551841



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Great product and is perfect for me moving my 20' camper into tight spaces. Love the customer service at etrailer. Quick answers to my questions and if you call them, it feels like you are talking to a friend. 545961



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Fantastic. Bought this to be able to maneuver my boat into a side entry garage. Works fabulously as I had to swing the RA20 into and over my lawn to make it work. No issues at all!!! 517408



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Exactly as described. Am able to move my Jayco 174BH around my small back yard with ease. You do have to be careful not to cut the turns too closely as the tongue jack can either hit the wheel or bar and cause an issue. That being said my trailer is 22' long including the tongue and I was able to maneuver it around in about a 30' x 30' space with ease. 513748



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Very well built, heavy duty. 508957


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great product

Michael - 05/15/2019

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Very sturdy and easy to use 495656



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arrived in a timely manor,assembly was easy,used it twice to move a 18.5 foot aluminum bass boat in and out of garage and across gravel driveway,moved boat very easily,would be nice if tires/axle assembly were a bit wider,but very happy over all 492730



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Dolly works great, I have a 2000lb teardrop trailer that I use this to move back into the storage space it is slightly uphill on a paved surface and I’m able to move the trailer easily. 484427



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Great dolly! I got this to replace one I got or like $75. That was a piece of crap: cheap construction, bolts that came loose, metal that bent easily. This one is exactly what a trailer dolly should be: high quality, sturdy construction. 470637


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It’s great, I still love it!

David - 01/28/2019

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This is a great dolly. Got tired of fighting my jack wheel when it would not pivot and it would scrape the sealant off my driveway and make it considerably harder to push the trailer. With this dolly the trailer glides across the driveway. Unboxed and assembled in 30 minutes. Foam filled tires would be a nice addition in the future. Using this dolly on a 5 x 10 motorcycle trailer. 431929



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Excellent product. Before this purchase I had a difficult time parking my recreational vehicles. I use it to move around/park a 14' bass boat trailerand a pop-up trailer. Easy to hook up and easy to use 402140



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I just received the rackem trailer dolly and it was excellent! Seems very sturdy, and well built. I used it to get my large popup into a very tight space. My pop up is about 3300lbs with about 350lb tongue weight. It lifted it with ease and the large wheels worked well getting it pushed on crushed granite rocks. It would have worked extremely well if I was pushing it over concrete. 341741



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The Trailer dolly works very well over paved or light rock driveway. I would recommend it to anyone needing a trailer dolly. Makes moving a trailer very easy task. The large wheels make a big difference verses a trailer dolly with smaller wheels. I have a 14' trailer to move in and out of my barn with 9' wide doors (trailer is 8' wide) very easy. 329049



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As advertised & arrived ontime! 5 star 302886



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Works as advertised, only one small problem was a flat tire, got a new tube at Ace Hardware $9 and paid a lawnmower repair $5 to install same. 294664



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Works great 282203



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Perfect for moving the small trailer, and does exactly what I wanted. Great tool for my needs. 272731



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Product is well made and very easy to put together. Makes moving my boat trailer so much easier. 256528


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Still working great.

David M - 06/03/2017

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So easy to order, delivered right on time. Very easy to assemble. Am using it to move my 19' boat around house and launch in tight places. Amazingly easy to use 222688



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Fast service, easy assembly.Did need to use emory paper on axle ends to get axles into wheels, but not a big deal.Product works well. Have a 16 ft travel trailer and the RA20 moves it easily. 200353



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I ordered this on a holiday and it arrived 3 days later. The unit was assembled easily within 10 minutes. My trailers are in a machine shed that has a dirt floor so, while the tires are good sized, it does take some effort to move the trailers. Overall, a great product and the service/instructions from etrailer are superb. 199635



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Works just like expected. Built well. 199290


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Product is solid. No issues.

Gary B - 05/30/2016

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Put the Ra20 together and was disappointed when i got it put together that the two sections that make up the handle look like they are bent. Appearance not the greatest! As far as for how it works i am happy with the way it moves my boat around. If not for the handle I would rate it excellent. 181060


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  • Manual Dolly Recommendation for Moving Trailer that Weighs 1,500 lb
  • We have one trailer dolly that will work with a total trailer weight of 1,500 lbs. For that you'd want the RackEm dolly part # RA20 which has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs which would easily be compatible with a 1,500 lb trailer like what you have. The # MT70881 only is compatible with total trailer weights of up to 600 lb.
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  • Recommended Trailer Dolly for Use on an Unpaved Surface
  • The best type of trailer dolly for your application of moving an 850-lb utility trailer is a 2-speed hand-crank dolly like the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover # STC-V211. This is both a trailer-mounted tongue jack and a hand-crank-powered trailer mover that offers a choice of 2 operating speeds. Please click on the included video link to see this item in detail. Trailer Valet also offers a Trailer Dolly # TVXL2 that does not mount to the trailer frame like the jack style...
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  • Will the Trailer Valet # STC-V211 Fit a 2011 Jayco Pop-up Camper
  • The installation bracket for the Trailer Valet # STC-V211 that you referenced takes up to 8 inches of space to mount on the trailer frame. If you have enough room to mount the unit, you should be fine being able to swivel it into position to travel because you should not have anything else extending over the side-rails of your trailer. In the picture I have attached are the measurements from the actual # STC-V211 we have on site. From the bottom of the wheel to the top of the unit while...
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  • Dimensions for Mounting Trailer Valet # STC-V211
  • As you noted, the mounting bracket on the Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover # STC-V211 requires 8 inches of space to mount. If the crossbeams on your trailer frame are roughly 5 inches apart, not including the width of the beams as shown in Image #1, it would be a very tight fit for the installation bracket. Another consideration. Based on your photograph (image #1), it doesn't appear that you will have enough space to be able to swivel the trailer valet into travel position....
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  • Availability of a Replacement Jack for the Fulton A Frame 5000 lb Trailer Jack
  • Jacking a dual axle trailer high enough to raise the front tires off of the ground is not how the jack is designed. All of the weight of the trailer in front of the rear axle and the weight of the axles springs wheels and tires would be on the jack and at that point it would be at an angle. Jacks are rated for loads that are mostly up and down and not at an angle. This situation will most likely cause any wheel to fail. The best recommendation I could make for maneuvering the trailer...
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  • Can the Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 be Used with a Bota Trailer That Has a 2" Coupler
  • I do have a solution for you, but unfortunately the Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 uses a 1-7/8" hitch ball so you won't be able to use it with the 2" coupler on your boat trailer. We do have the Trailer Valet 5X # STC-V211 which mounts to your trailer via brackets, or the Trailer Valet XL # TVXL2 which uses a 2" hitch ball. These allow you to move your trailer using the crank handle or with a powered drill. The 5X does not come with the Drill Bit # TVDA but the XL does. Review videos...
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  • Using Rack'em # RA20 Trailer Dolly for Trailer With Coupler for 2 Inch Ball
  • No worries. A larger ball is honestly not necessary. For a dolly that's being used to transport a trailer around at slow speeds it's not so important to have the same size ball as what the coupler on the trailer requires. That is why all the dollies that we carry have a 1-7/8 inch ball. It is the smallest size and will fit all couplers that take a 1-7/8 inch or larger ball. You can see a product demonstration video featuring the dolly by clicking the provided link.
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  • How to Manually Move Coleman Popup Camper Up a Driveway with a Grade
  • We offer several types of trailer dollies in addition to the Rack-Em unit you referenced, part # RA20. This Rack-Em dolly has a 1-7/8-inch hitch ball, 13-inch tires and a tongue weight capacity of 500-lbs. For the greatest ease and safety when moving your camper we offer the hand-crank-powered Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover, part # STC-V211. The Trailer Valet bolts on to your camper frame and provides two speed operation through the hand crank. It will fit trailer frames...
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  • Availability of Trailer Dolly to Move a Motorcycle Trailer That Connects to 2-5/16 Inch Hitch Ball
  • You can use the Rackem Trailer Dolly, part # RA20, to move your motorcycle trailer that uses a 2-5/16 inch size hitch ball. This trailer dolly has a 1-7/8 inch hitch ball size. Proper ball fit is necessary when towing, but for moving a trailer with this dolly it is not necessary. The trailer dolly # RA20, has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. Tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the trailer weight. As long as you can physically pull the weight yourself and the tongue weight...
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  • Using MaxxTow Trailer Dolly # MT70225 to Move Pop-Up Camper
  • Moving trailers for short distances is exactly what a trailer dolly like the # MT70225 was designed for. According to MaxxTow, the dolly has a 600 lb capacity, which according to MaxxTow means the trailer can't weigh more than 600 lbs. The Rack 'em Trailer Dolly, part # RA20 would be a better choice. As long as the trailer's tongue weight is less than 500 lbs, this dolly would work great.
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  • Does Trailer Dolly Capacity Refer to Tongue Weight?
  • The capacity you are referring to for a trailer dolly is the tongue weight capacity the dolly can handle, which is sometimes referred to as hitch weight. So if your pop-up camper has a dry (unloaded) hitch weight of 380 lbs, that is the same as having a 380 lb tongue weight. For that amount of weight we have a number of dollies that would work well and I recommend the Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 which has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. It has a 1-7/8" hitch ball, 13"...
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  • Can I Use The Rackem Trailer Dolly # RA20 To Move Enclosed Trailers
  • The item you selected, Rack'em Trailer Dolly, part # RA20, has a tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs. Tongue weight is usually 10 to 15 percent of the trailer weight. As long as you can physically pull the weight yourself and the tongue weight of any trailer you move is less than 500 pounds, part # RA20 will work for you. I have linked instructions for the Rack'em Trailer Dolly, part # RA20
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  • Is a 2 Inch Hitch Ball Available for the Rackem Trailer Dolly # RA20
  • The Rackem Trailer Dolly, # RA20, only comes with a 1-7/8 inch ball. A 2 inch ball is not available for this item. Proper ball fit is necessary when towing, but it is not necessary when moving a trailer with this dolly. This dolly can even be used with trailers that require a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. As long as the tongue weight of your trailer does not exceed 500 lbs and you can physically pull the weight yourself, then this tow dolly will support your trailer with the 1-7/8 inch ball.
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  • Can Rack'em Trailer Dolly # RA20 be Used for a Trailer that Requires 2 Inch Hitch Ball
  • Yes, you can use the Rack'em Trailer Dolly, # RA20, to move your trailer which requires a 2 inch hitch ball. Proper ball fit is necessary when towing but isn't really a concern when using a dolly to move your trailer around by hand. Please keep in mind that the Rack'em Trailer Dolly, # RA20, has a 500 lb tongue weight capacity so you will want to make sure that your trailer does not exceed this.
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  • Trailer Dolly Capable of Moving Small 1900 lb Travel Trailer
  • The MaxxTow # MT70225 trailer dolly has a 600 lb capacity. According to MaxxTow, the total weight of the trailer cannot exceed the 600 lb capacity, so your trailer would be too heavy. Rack'em makes a # RA20 dolly that can handle trailers with tongue weights up to 500 lbs. Since yours would be between 200-300 lbs, this particular dolly would work great for you. As you can see by checking out the customer reviews, the Rack'em dolly is highly rated by our customers.
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  • How to Manually Move Trailer Up Driveway with 12.5 Percent Grade
  • We offer several types of trailer dollies in addition to the Rack-Em dolly you referenced, part # RA20. This Rack-Em dolly has a 1-7/8-inch hitch ball, 13-inch tires and a tongue weight capacity of 500-lbs. This is the trailer dolly I would recommend. It will allow you to move your 1400 lbs trailer around with ease. It is great for helping to manuever your trailer into tight spaces like in the garage. Other options include the MaxxTow dolly # MT70225. This dolly has a 1-7/8-inch ball,...
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  • Can RackEm Trailer Dolly be Used to Move a Pop-Up Camper that Uses a 2 Inch Ball
  • You can use the trailer dolly, part #RA20, to move the pop-up camper that uses any size ball. Proper ball fit is necessary when towing, but for moving a trailer with this dolly it is not necessary.
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  • Do Trailer Dolly Hitch Balls Have to Match the Ball Size of Coupler
  • We don't sell a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball with a 3/4 inch shank, but since a tow dolly is only used for small trailer movements across a parking lot your current hitch ball should work just fine. When using a tow dolly the tongue weight alone of the trailer will keep the coupler attached to it. You do not have to use the exact same size hitch ball on a dolly. That is why frequently tow dollies will use a small sized hitch ball so that all coupler sizes can be used on them. As long as the...
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  • Trailer Dolly Recommendation for Moving a Boat Trailer in and out of a Garage
  • The Fulton F2 Swing-Up Trailer Jack # F1413020134 that you referenced would certainly be capable of moving your trailer around as long as the tongue weight of your trailer does not exceed the 1,600 lb capacity of the jack. However, it would not be nearly as easy as using a Trailer Valet Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover # STC-V211. I believe I have something that would be ideal for you. Since you are looking for an easy way to move your trailer in and out of your garage I think you might...
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  • How Much Space is Required on the Trailer Frame to Mount the Trailer Valet Trailer Jack and Mover
  • We have tested the Trailer Valet, # STC-V211, on a trailer but not on coarse gravel. However, I feel that it would fair well because the dual wheels provide a wide surface area and the wheels are not hard plastic so they can move over a little rougher terrain than your average jack wheel. The bracket takes up 8 inches of real estate on the trailer frame. The unit has a capacity of 5,000 pounds but the further back on the frame it is the harder it will be to use the jack portion and maneuver...
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  • Recommendation for Moving a Heavy Boat Trailer Short Distances on a Driveway
  • The Rackem trailer dolly, # RA20, would work well as long as the tongue weight of the trailer is something you would normally be able to handle by hand without the use of anything. If not then even though the dolly will make it easier, it may not be the best solution. What I recommend is the Trailer valet, # STC-V211. It kind of works like a winch. Cranking the handle moves the trailer much easier than doing it by hand or using a dolly. I have included a link to a video that shows how...
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  • What is The Heaviest Duty Trailer Dolly Available
  • The Rackem Trailer Dolly, item # RA20, is the most heavy duty trailer dolly that I have seen and it has the largest tires making it easier to maneuver heavier trailers (within reason). Rackem does not specify a weight rating for this item. At this time we do not stock other trailer dollies.
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  • How to Manually Move an 8,000 Pound Trailer
  • You are right on everything you have said. The manual dollies like # RA20 do not have the capacity for your 8,000 pound trailer. There is a manual crank type, # STC-V211, but its tongue weight capacity is 500 pounds. The motorized ones that you mentioned are not something that we carry but it is exactly what you need. If you will need to move the trailer around manually often then it would be a good investment. You might be able to find a used one by the usual means but remember that...
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