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Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs

Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs

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Heavy-duty dolly with integrated drive takes the hassle out of moving your trailer. Simply connect your trailer, turn the crank, and guide the trailer with the steering handle. The drill attachment lets you use your power drill instead of cranking. Lowest Prices for the best trailer dolly from Trailer Valet. Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs part number TVXL2 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly - TVXL2

  • Trailer Valet
  • 10000 lbs Capacity
  • 2 Inch Ball
  • Manual Dolly
  • Black Powder Coat
  • Steel
  • 19 Inch Tall
  • 20 Inch Tall

Heavy-duty dolly with integrated drive takes the hassle out of moving your trailer. Simply connect your trailer, turn the crank, and guide the trailer with the steering handle. The drill attachment lets you use your power drill instead of cranking.


Features:

  • Trailer dolly with integrated drive system lets you easily move your trailer
    • Drive your trailer to your hitch for fast, hassle-free hookup
    • Effortlessly move your trailer into your garage or another tight spot for storage
  • Chain drive system is powered by easy-to-use hand crank
    • Drive and steer your trailer with minimal effort
    • Switch between high and low gears for effortless driving
    • Designed for use on level surfaces
  • Included drill bit lets you power the gears with your drill
    • Power drill itself is not included
  • Solid rubber tires last longer and handle better than inflatable tires
    • Intended for use primarily on pavement and well-packed surfaces
    • Deep treads allow extra grip for more stability when used on gravel, dirt, and grass
  • Dual positraction wheels for easy maneuvering
    • 1 Tire freewheels when you are turning, then reengages when turn is completed
  • Steering handle helps you guide unit
  • Automatic brake keeps trailer from rolling
    • Chocks should still be used during storage
  • Hitch ball base can be adjusted up and down to change ball height
  • Included coupling plate keeps the dolly flush with your coupler to prevent damage
    • Installs between the hitch ball and base
  • Rugged steel construction with black powder coat and zinc-nickel plating resists rust
    • 500-Hour salt spray rating
  • Drill attachment, steering handle, hitch ball with base, cotter pin, locking nut, washer, and tightening tool included


Specs:

  • Hitch ball diameter: 2"
  • Adjustable hitch ball height: 19-1/4" - 20-1/4"
  • Dimensions: see diagram below
  • Steering handle: 11" long
  • Tongue weight: 1,000 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Gear ratios:
    • High speed: 11-to-1
    • Low speed: 27-to-1
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Trailer Valet XL

When the time comes to move or align your unhitched trailer, the Trailer Valet XL is at your service. Instead of driving your vehicle to your trailer, use this heavy-duty dolly 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 XL also makes it easy to park or move your trailer into tight spots and to position it in a garage. 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.


How to Drive the Trailer Valet XL

The Trailer Valet XL is easy to operate. You can either use the included hand crank to operate the chain drive system, or you can make operation even easier by powering the drive with your 18-volt drill (not included). 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 power the drive system and direct the Trailer Valet XL with the steering handle. When you straighten the steering handle back up, the other wheel reengages and the Trailer Valet XL drives straight again.


The Trailer Valet XL 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, though wheel chocks should still be used.


Never-Flat Tires

The solid rubber, never-flat tires on this dolly outperform inflatable tires, and hold up better under the weight of your trailer. Deep treads in the tire surface give you better traction on gravel, dirt, and grass. But you will get the best results when using this dolly on well-packed surfaces or pavement.



TVXL2 Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with 2" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs

Installation Details TVXL2 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs - TVXL2

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (210 Customer Reviews)

Heavy-duty dolly with integrated drive takes the hassle out of moving your trailer. Simply connect your trailer, turn the crank, and guide the trailer with the steering handle. The drill attachment lets you use your power drill instead of cranking.

- TVXL2
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Super easy set up used on a curved driveway that was impossible to back my Skeeter Fiberglass Walleye boat into the garage stall with a vehicle. The valet XL worked way beyond my expectations i should also add that the driveway has a 10% grade. A+ for the valet xl.



- TVXL2
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It was Well Worth the Money for Me! I have a Single Axle Rangertrail Trailer with a Ranger Z518 Boat that is Very Heavy. I have to maneuver it at a 90* turn with a Slight UP Hill Grade. I’m 66 and it is a little more than I wanted to Shove Around, So I saw a video of the Trailer Valet XL and Purchased it! I use it a lot and I’m VERY Pleased with its Performance. Use the Drill Attachment and it’s a Breeze. It takes a few Extra minutes to hook it up, but it’s so much easier to move my Bass Rig!



- TVXL2
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I was torn on wether or not to give this item a 5 star or 3 star review...So I opted for 4. One point to make to prospective buyers- watch the ETRAILER video in it's entirety- the last 2 minutes go in depth on the proper procedure for attaching the dolly to your trailer. For additional reference, I'm moving a 6x10 enclosed trailer with 1000lbs of equipment always on board (2300lbs total...ish) The best way for me to go about this is a PROS/CONS list. PROS: -works exactly as described -best option for its price point -entire unit is serviceable -makes VERY quick work of maneuvering on pavement. -very well built. CONS: -unit is very heavy (50 lbs) -gravel performance is...ok (this may be because I don't have enough weight on the tongue, wheels break free often...chewing up my 3/8 gravel driveway) -price seems high for what the unit is -braking mechanism is a bit grabby, often grinds gears if not careful to pull up constantly on the tiller. Makes operation a little awkward. -attachment to trailer is a little awkward, disconnect is even more awkward. -unit should be at least 4" taller overall. I'm only 5'9" and it's a bit uncomfortable bending over while operating, with or without a drill. I don't see how this addition in height could really hurt their bottom line, and it wouldn't make storage an issue. It would be MUCH more comfortable to use. The Pro-XL model is a VERY comfortable height. I'd venture to guess they could shave a bunch of money off their production cost by creating a mechanism to accept off the shelf balls, rather than use their beautifully machined ball. I recognize it's part of their system, but they really need to knock down the cost. $800 feels like a lot for a tool I use once a week, and I spend more time setting it up and taking it down than I do using it for maneuvering. I'd be very pleased if it was $500. All that said, I still recommend this tool. It is a game changer. Just needs a little more tweaking, but it's still very good.


Comments
This product is a real back saver, even with the bent over user position. I dont regret buying it. If I had more weight on the tongue, I think traction would improve its practically useless with my 16ft boat but I used it on my dump trailer, and the added weight only seemed to improve its performance. This is a great tool.
Adam - 04/09/2020


- TVXL2
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I didn't have high hopes for this (maybe that's more because I've been burned by too many products in the past), but WOW! It works! About my trailer: it's 20' long, ~3100# but is heavy on the tongue (600#) My trailer is stored at a storage facility between two much larger RVs and a post that's attracted to trailers. Without a lot of room to maneuver, I've always dreaded the return trip when it's time to tuck the trailer back into its home. Yesterday I returned and one of the RVs was gone, but rather than celebrate - I decided to try the Trailer Valet to see how it works. I thought if something went haywire, at least i would only damage one other RV. My concern with the Trailer Valet XL vs the other systems I looked at was its braking ability. I have to climb a small hill (1 - 2 degrees) into my slot, and my worst fear was a run-away trailer - so I placed my wife on 'Full Chock Alert' and hooked it up. I turned the crank, it moved. I turned the crank and moved the handle and it shifted directions. Over the course of about 10 minutes I moved it about 40 feet; up a hill and between the lines. My wife was so impressed that I rolled the trailer into it's spot using just my arms she brought me some water and offered to take me to lunch. I'm not going to tell her she could probably do it too. :) The secret is making sure it is TIGHT to the coupler. Use the wrench to tighten it, tighten it some more, and then one more time. When you hit your knuckles you're getting there. Highly recommended and I'm just sorry I didn't know about this years ago.



- TVXL2
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I have an awkward parking situation. The narrow alleyway behind my home is a dead end. Barely room to maneuver my 14’ cargo trailer and even more of a challenge with our new 26’ travel trailer. Last year I removed all of the broken concrete and put down crushed rock and compacted really tight so it’s almost like concrete. I read just about every review out there on this unit and was worried with my surface. It’s pretty flat but not perfect so I went ahead and purchased the Trailer Dolly XL. In order for me to fit my trailer it has to be parallel to the alley and fence. I was pretty surprised at just how well this unit worked. I was able to maneuver the trailer into place, not without a challenge but what is a little challenge in life right?! The unit works amazingly well for my situation and yes it can dig holes, it is a challenge but thinking through the process and using wood and maybe even a little helpful push and it will do the job. Definitely a challenge but it works exactly as it is designed and I am happy I purchased this unit. If your on the fence I can recommend this unit and if you have a challenging area like mine it will take some brain power to make it work but it does what it is supposed to do and fairly easy to use with a drill motor which is the only way I have used it so far. Also the coupler needs to be tight as possible with this kind of weight. Others that have listed negatives I can see the complaints and it takes some brain power to overcome the challenges so if your that person I believe it can work for you!



- TVXL2
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Within 5 minutes of unboxing my new Trailer Valet XL, I moved my Aliner Camper from out of a very narrow carport, 30 feet down a slight sloped driveway and then back in the carport. There was no installation and the instructions were very easy to follow. I had no problems moving and maneuvering the trailer with the hand crank, much easier than I had thought it would be. We will be camping this week end and would hope to update this review after our trip. The XL is a great product and very well made.



- TVXL2
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Works as advertised. Without this product trying to get my boat in a very specific place in my garage was very difficult and physically too much. I bought a 3/8 right angle drill attachment to utilize the drill adapter but the crank handle was so easy I just used the handle. I am on pavement and not much downward slope in driveway. Very cool.



- TVXL2
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The Trailer Valet XL is an excellent product/device. It made moving my trailer a breeze. I highly recommend the Trailer Valet.



- TVXL2
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Works well moving my Runaway Camper. Grippier tires would help on grass. I lay out pieces of plywood that helps on my gravel strip and grass.



- TVXL2
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I use it to move a 20ft bass boat on a tandem axle trailer. I have to make a super tight 90° turn to get into a garage and the car physically can't make it without driving into the trees and bushes ?? the valet does it pretty easily ... Yes it will tilt over alittle bit if you don't tighten it with the spanner wrench provided..but it keeps on pushing even thru the tandem axles fighting each other even on wet blacktop.



- TVXL2
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This product has helped me do the impossible. Moving my 3,500 lb trailer on my slooping garage entry area would be impossible without some device to assist. I have found using the hand crank is better for me than the electric drill, because the drill moves it very quickly and I have to maneuver in a tight area. I can get the trailer in and out of the garage by myself with a car parked in the other spot and feel I am in control of the whole process. An electric unit would be nice but cost over twice as much and I only need this a few times per year. This product is well made and has been working great for me. Be VERY careful on a steep slope as there is a lot of force working on the trailer. Better to work across the slope at an angle. I would buy it again.


Comments
After one year, no change to my review. This product meets my need and did so at a reasonable cost. I would buy again.
Ted - 09/09/2019



- TVXL2
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I purchased the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly in the latter part of March 2016 and have been using it now for about six months. I have a fourteen foot enclosed cargo trailer that is regularly loaded to the max with hobby gear and is very difficult to park next to my house and in the sometimes tight places at the events I go to using my tow vehicle. I have tried some of the other hand dollies with mixed and sometimes disastrous results, and then I found the Trailer Valet XL. WOW! This thing makes parking my trailer a breeze. At home I’m able to park my trailer right next to the work shop door the first time every time, at events I can squeeze my trailer into the tightest spaces and look like a pro doing it! The Trailer Valet is easy to attach to the hitch and the two different hand crank speeds make maneuvering the trailer a snap, I usually opt to use the eighteen volt drill attachment to speed things up a tad. The brake holds extremely well and in the event of the trailer getting away from you, just releasing the handle sets the brake. I have used the Trailer Valet on paved and unpaved surfaces with good results but have to say that paved or hard packed surfaces work best. The cost of the unit is a little high but I do consider the Trailer Valet XL a good purchase and would recommend it to anyone.


Comments
My Trailer Valet XL is working out just great. It is doing everything as advertised. I stand by my initial review. Just a couple of things to remember, make sure you check and maintain the air pressure in the tires and grease the chain periodically. If you are using the drill attachment, make sure you have the handle all the way up to disengage the brake or when you engage your drill youll get a good whack on your drill hand to remind you.
Cris B - 09/20/2017



- TVXL2
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I just bought a bigger boat and trailer that weigh about 4000 pounds. They are kept in a dry storage yard where I must push the trailer by hand to the crane to launch the boat. The yard surface is smooth concrete with a very slight incline for water drainage. I am 67 years old and it was difficult to move my old boat and trailer to the crane and it weighed only 1500 pounds. I wanted to buy a bigger boat but knew I would need a powered dolly to move my new boat. After much research, I decided I would buy the Trailer Valet XL when I got a bigger and heavier boat. I've now have used the Trailer Valet XL 8 times and it works great. I am able to move my 4000 pound boat and trailer to and from the crane very easily by myself. I am using my four year old 18 volt Makita drill motor and it has plenty of power to quickly move the boat and trailer. The boat and trailer are kept in a very tight parking spot with just 2 inches of space on each side. The Trailer Valet XL lets me easily steer the trailer in to its parking spot using the drill motor attachment. It steers and brakes easier than I thought it would. I also watched the installation video (2 times) before I installed the Trailer Valet XL. I installed it correctly the first time in about 15 minutes. When I used the Trailer Valet for the first time, I had to learn to hold the steering/brake lever in the fully up position before I used the drill motor to move the boat and trailer. I give the Trailer Valet XL a 5 star rating. It does an excellent job moving my 4000 pound boat and single axle trailer on smooth concrete. I have plenty of steering control and my battery powered drill moves the boat quickly. I think there is a good chance that the trailer Valet XL will allow me to move my boat and trailer to and from the Crane until I'm 80 years old. Finally, etrailer took my order over the phone in just a few minutes and the product was shipped to me at no cost and no sales tax in just 5 days.


Comments
Ive used the Trailer Valet 2-3 times a month for a year now. It continues to work as advertised and I can still move my 4500 pound boat and trailer to and from the crane easily by myself. I am 68 years old and I could not keep my boat in the storage yard without the Trailer Valet. I love the machine. My wife sewed a simple cover for the Trailer Valet to keep the rain and dew off of it as we live at the beach. The cover is working great and the Trailer Valet looks like it is new. I have not had to do any maintenance on the Trailer Valet to date. Ive recommend the Trailer Valet to other people in the storage yard several times and suggest they buy it from etrailer.com. The Trailer Valet is still a great product after a year of real use.
Greg W - 12/11/2018



- TVXL2
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My wife and I purchased the Trailer Valet XL to assist us with backing our 24-feet towing trailer from off the street and down our residential driveway through the drive gates to the vehicle port. Our challenge with using the valet is trying to keep the tongue weight of the towing trailer down to about 500 pounds. This seems to work best for us. Keeping over-bearing weight off the tongue of the towing trailer makes it easier to crank and guide the Trailer Valet XL. Noteworthy, do not allow the wheels of the Trailer Valet XL to get onto the grass. If on the grass, the wheels of the valet will spin in place and not move the trailer. Additionally, it will help immensely if the company show customers how to use the stabilizing plate they ship with the valet. We exchanged our first valet for another one because the gears sounded like they were grinding. The Trailer Valet XL Company did an outstanding job by promptly sending us a new valet and providing a UPS voucher for returning the older valet. Over all, we think the valet product is good, and the Trailer Valet XL company is excellent on how it stands behind its product.


Comments
Our Trailer Valet XL is working out just great. Its doing everything as advertised. The more we work with it, the better we like it.
Sam H - 07/13/2017



- TVXL2
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I have used this product only once so far and it has already made my life easier as far as moving our camper ,which is very much shoehorned next to the side of our house. Much easier than moving it with the truck. I did not experience any of the problems that other people commented on. It is worth noting that I am using this trailer valet on concrete with a 3.25% grade slope. This product is a stout heavy well built unit. I have only used the hand crank option so far. When I'm ready to move it back next to the house then I will see about using the drill attachment.



- TVXL2
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The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly has delivered as promised. Needed a Trailer Dolly that could help me back in and pull out my 2103 CC Trophy. Because I keep her in a 35’ enclosed unit it’s a tight fit on the sides plus the total length on the trailer takes up nearly 30 feet with minimal clearance on each side maybe of about two feet. The Trailer Dolly helps me get her in the rest of the way without over stressing the trailer axles to turn the trailer into position. I do recommend ramps if you are planning to get over a raised 1 1/2” to 1 3/4” rise that most garages have built in to keep water out. This unit is not advertised to overcome inclines without the assistance of ramps. So if you use the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly properly, it is a great tool to push, pull and guide your trailer in and out of tight areas so you can hook up the truck and go. Thank you guys for making a great and solid product.



- TVXL2
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Purchased this to drag our Jayco X23B which empty weighs 4300 pounds. We park it in our driveway backward to make it easier to access the entry doors. A side benefit is that no one without a dolly can get it out. After I misplaced the drill bit, I moved it entirely by hand...enough to pull it out of the driveway, turn it around, and put it back. Tiring but totally doable. Driveway has a slight slope and lip that I had to 1) approach at an angle and 2) put a board down to decrease the lip. Otherwise valet's wheels just slipped. Found that putting my own weight on the valet helped with the traction. Have since found the bit and it is significantly easier than hand cranking. Why not 5 stars. Initial valet had some metal shavings from the gearing, e.g. something was rubbing badly. Contacted etrailer to see about a replacement. Initially they wanted me to send it back, including me paying for the shipping, and then they'd resend. After a couple emails, got them to send to me a new one and a pre-paid packing label, so no cost to me. New one works great. One word of caution, if your trailer is on a slight slope the handle will try to free spin if the brake isn't down...hurts a bit to wack your wrist.


Comments
Not impressed. Even the absolute minimal slope for our 4000 pound trailer is too much. Literally have to run at an angle and even then am fighting it. Want to buy a used trailer valet?
Rus - 06/28/2018



- TVXL2
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Really a great and easy to use trailer mover. My new boat only had 2 inches on each side and 3 inches in height to clear the garage opening. With my truck it was a tedious and stressful to get the boat inside. The trailer valet made it easy and stress free to get the boat inside the garage. I did have one issue. When I released the valet from the the hitch, I didn’t have a good grip and the handle dropped and chipped the grip. I don’t think it would have chipped if it was completely on the handle. I called customer service and Mellisa T. listened to my concern, contacted someone in that area, called me back in about an hour and has a replacement part shipping. Thank you Melissa T.!



- TVXL2
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I have to move my boat about 20' over level grass. The boat is a 16' aluminum, about 1500 lbs total. I read all the reviews and I knew it was a risk but thought it might work. It doesn't. If my adult son, about 200 pounds, stands on the tongue, it gets enough traction, otherwise the wheels just spin on the grass. It seems like a very well made product, and I'm going to try some other ways to get a solid surface under the wheels, but if you have a light boat and want to move it on grass, save your money. On the sidewalk it works great, and it is well made, just don't get it for grass.



- TVXL2
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I've had the chance to use the trailer valet several times now and find it useful, but lacking. I had to repair all of the shaft bushings due to the mounting holes were very oversized and the bushings spun when used. This caused the valet to squeal loudly when attached to a drill motor. I also found that the brake lever is very sensitive and accidentally lowering the brake arm slightly locks up the drill and spins you around with it. Hurts too! I had to purchase a 3" pin spanner wrench to tighten the ball collar nut. The supplied wrench is junk, that nut has to be very tight the supplied wrench was not up to the task. I can maneuver my 19' trailer with it so for the price its OK.


Comments
Ive used the trailer valet now thru 2 seasons, my repair is holding up. Maneuvers my escape 19 tandem just fine.
Tom G - 08/31/2017



- TVXL2
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I have mixed feelings about this trailer dolly. On the one hand, it is heavy duty and well made but on the other hand, it doesn’t work anywhere near as well as the advertising would have you believe. On any sort of slight incline, it is impossible to keep it upright under the coupler. When that happens, it puts stress on the coupler and the wheels slip, and the trailer won’t move. I’m using it with an 1800 pound trailer, so nowhere near it’s rated capacity. For me, it has been an expensive mistake.


Comments
As mentioned in the product description, the Trailer Valet is meant for use on level surfaces, and not on an incline.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 04/10/2019


- TVXL2
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Received order promptly, with good customer service.


Comments
I didn’t use it right after I got it but when I did a few months later the collar that stabilizes the ball hitch to the trailer hitch bent and deformed when hooked up so it would not tighten up. I called after it happened and was told that I had to call the manufacturer about it. At that point I didn’t want to deal with it anymore.
Richard - 03/12/2021


- TVXL2
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I'm glad I found the Trailer Valet on ETrailer! We have a small relatively flat parking area at the top of a narrow steep driveway. We can drive our Lance 1575 (2,800 lbs) to the top of the driveway, but then need to unhook the trailer and move it around by hand to where it is parked out of the way of our truck. With the Trailer Valet I can easily move it where it needs to go, and because of the brake, I don't have to put blocks of wood under the tires every time I stop to make a turn like I had to do with our old trailer that I used to move by hand. As a 66 year old, it is nice to have some mechanical assistance for this task. The Valet comes with an adapter so that you can use a cordless drill to turn the gears. I don't use it. You have to hold the Valet handle up to engage the gears and disengage the brake. If you let the handle drop down, the brake engages. This is very good, except that if you are holding on to a turning drill with one hand, and the brake suddenly engages because you let the handle drop down a bit, then your wrist twists as the drill jerks out of your hand. The drill adapter would be good to have if you have a long way to go, but I have a lot of little maneuvers in order to park, so I just use the crank handle. I use the high gear crank position because it moves the trailer faster and my parking area is flat, so don't need the extra power provided by the low gear. The high gear is in the bottom position on the Valet, which means you have to bend over more to use it, which is a little harder on the back. However, the Valet does all of the work as you crank the handle, so overall it is much less back strain than trying to move the trailer by hand. The Valet is very heavy duty. It moves our fairly light trailer with ease, and sort of seems like "overkill" for my application, so I'm sure it would work great for much heavier trailers.



- TVXL2
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Couldn't be happier. I am a 72 year old woman who loves camping. My husband and I just bought a 16' trailer (he has severe arthritis) and needed to store it in a very tight space between our garage and a brick wall. I was able use the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly to back our trailer into this tight space. My space is bricked and level. I used the hand crank instead of the power drill and it worked like a charm. I moved it very slowly which allowed me to steer easily into the tight space.



- TVXL2
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cant even push my 20 foot boat on level ground. totally useless


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Ask the Experts about this Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly

  • Can Trailer Valet XL Be Used on Sloping Driveway
    The Trailer Valet XL, part # TVXL2 with 2 inch ball and the # TVXL25 with the 2-5/16 inch ball are meant for use on level surfaces only, they wouldn't work well on the slope you describe.. Actually, I have a much less expensive and easier to use alternative. I'd install a front mounted receiver like # C31073 unless you have the Z71 package or # 65064 if you do have that package. The front hitch will allow you to easily put that camper right where you want it, slope or no slope, every time.
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  • Will Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly With Chain Drive TVXL2 Work On Level Surface W/ Rock Chips
    The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 10,000 lbs GTW # TVXL2 was designed for pavement and level ground, but due to its solid rubber tires and deep tread it will work on gravel, and grass meaning you will have no problem using it on level ground with some rock chips.
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  • Using Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly on Incline
    I reached out to my contact at Trailer Valet regarding the XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL2 you referenced and he said that they have tested this unit to work well on up to a 7-8 degree incline. Based on the 12 inch run and 1.3 inch rise you listed for your hill you are looking at around a 6 degree incline. With this in mind the Trailer Valet XL will work great for your application. Please just keep in mind that the powered drill bit shouldn't be used when pushing the dolly up a hill so you...
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  • Availability of Trailer Dolly for Moving Trailer Up Slight Incline
    About the only dolly we offer that's good for slight inclines is the Trailer Valet XL like part # TVXL2 which is for 2 inch couplers. In the demo video I attached you can see our demo guys using it on a slight incline.
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  • Can Trailer Valet XL be Used on Trailer with Weight Distribution
    The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL2 that you referenced only touches the trailer it is installed on at the coupler so a weight distribution system would not interfere at all. When this dolly is being used the only thing that the trailer would have installed on it WD related would be the frame brackets which wouldn't be an issue at all.
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  • Trailer Valet XL Hitch Ball Rotating During Use
    From the picture that you sent (thank you for that) and the way that you are describing that the Trailer Valet XL # TVXL2 is moving I would have to say that you might not be installing the Trailer Valet XL properly on your coupler. I have attached a review video of the installation process for you to follow along. You will want to skip to the 5:50 mark where he assembles and then installs the Valet on one of our trailers. It looks like you have the plate facing the correct direction...
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  • Does the Trailer Valet XL Permanently Attach to a Trailer Frame
    You are correct, the Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL2 does not attach to the trailer frame at all. Basically you just line up the hitch ball under the coupler and then pull back until the ball sits perpendicular to the ground. Check out the picture I attached that shows the system being pulled up underneath a coupler.
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  • Can Trailer Valet XL Tow Dolly Move Trailer Up Incline
    The Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL2 that you referenced can handle small inclines pretty well. If you check out the review video at the 2:30 mark you'll see the dolly being used to push a trailer up a pretty decent incline.
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  • Are Replacement Parts Available For Trailer Valet That Has Been Damaged
    We do offer some replacement parts for the Trailer Valet, but it sounds like you have done some internal damage. The parts we offer are items like a crank handle # TV0006 or a Brake Cap And Steering Handle # TVBC. If there was damage done to the parts on the inside of the jack I am afraid it will need to be replaced. We do have the Trailer Valet # TVXL2, # TVXL25, and # STC-V211 if you wish to replace your Valet. If you do decide you will replace it, you can save the old one for replacement...
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  • Dimensions of Trailer Valet XL Ball Mount Height
    Good news! I was able to go out to the warehouse and take a few measurements for you. The Trailer Valet and the maximum height of the ball will be 20-1/4 inches from the ground. I also took the measurement from the center of the ball to the outer edge of the tire and it was 4-3/4 inches. This will give you a good idea of if your Fulton X2 will clear or not. I have attached a diagram of the dimensions for your convenience.
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  • Maximum Incline for Use of Trailer Valet XL TVXL25
    Hitching or unhitching a trailer is always safest when both the vehicle and trailer are on level ground. This reduces the chance for the trailer to roll. Yes, you could use 4 wheel chocks like # MT70073 to prevent a single axle trailer from rolling while you hitch it to or unhitch it from your vehicle but naturally it is always best to avoid even potential safety risks when you're enjoying your RV. The Trailer Valet XL # TVXL25 does have an automatic brake to prevent the trailer from...
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  • Can the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly Be Left Installed While In Tow
    The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly part # TVXL2 cannot be left installed on the trailer with the Trailer Valet XL Mounting Bracket part # TVXLMB while in tow. The dolly would need to be removed as the bracket is not made to hold this on the trailer while towing. If your tongue weight is under 500 lbs then you can use the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover part # STC-V211 but otherwise you would just need to remove the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly each time and store it in...
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  • Will Trailer Valet XL Make it Up Inclines and Through Gravel
    If you check out the review video I attached for the Trailer Valet XL # TVXL2 that you mentioned you can get an idea what conditions it can work in. We show it climbing a pretty steep incline as well as being used in gravel. It's hard to say if this would work for you since we don't know how steep of an incline you have, but we can say that it will handle inclines and gravel better than it's predecessor.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly be Used on Grass
    The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive # TVXL2 that you are looking at actually has solid rubber tires that use deep treads so you can use it on tricky surfaces like gravel, dirt, or grass. It is meant for use on pavement or well packed surfaces but the deep tread does help as well. I do recommend using a powered drill and the included drill bit for your application though as traveling through grass will be a bit more difficult.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly be Used to Push or Pull a Trailer
    Yes, the Trailer Valet XL dolly # TVXL2 is actually designed to pull the trailer as well as to push it so it will work just like you want it to! This version has a 2 inch ball. There is also a version with a 2-5/16 inch ball # TVXL25. I have linked a video showing how these dollies work.
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  • Can Impact Driver be Used to Operate Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly
    I spoke with my contact at Trailer Valet regarding the XL Trailer Dolly # TVXL2 that you referenced. He stated that they do not recommend using an impact driver with the drill attachment. Doing this will simply emit too much torque for the socket to function properly and may even damage your drill and the dolly. You will need to use a non-impact drill to operate the dolly.
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  • Trailer Dolly Recommendation for Moving 5,000 lb Trailer by Hand
    Typically trailer tongue weight is between 10 and 15 percent of the total trailer weight. So for a 5,000 lb trailer the tongue weight is most likely 500 to 750 lbs. I attached an article on determining tongue weight as well for you to check out. The best dolly setup we have is the part # TVXL2 for if you have a 2 inch hitch ball or part # TVXL25 for if you have a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. Both of these have a 1,000 lb tongue weight capacity and have a crank handle that you can use to...
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  • Recommended Trailer Valet XL with 2 Inch Hitch Ball
    The Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive # TVXL2 has the 2 inch ball. If you already have the Traler Valet and just need the 2 inch ball, then you will want # TVHB2 or the base and ball # TVBB2.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet XL Be Used on a Trailer With a Surge Brake Actuator
    You shouldn't have any problems with the Trailer Valet not staying vertical. If you have a surge brake actuator, like the Dexter DX7.5 Drop-N-Go Brake Actuator # 099-175-00 that doesn't have a reverse lockout, then the only problem that you will have is when you try to back the trailer up the brakes will engage. If you disengage the brakes then the Trailer Valet will work as it is intended to. Just be sure to re-engage the brakes when you are done moving your trailer. You can use either...
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  • Is the Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly Hard to Crank and Can it Move a Trailer Across a Lawn
    It is not hard at all to crank the handle on the Trailer Valet trailer dolly # TVXL2. There are 2 speeds, high and low, and neither one is particularly difficult. Also you have the option of using a power drill and the included drill attachment for faster operation. Given all of this information in addition to the fact that you are in good shape by your own admission you won't have a problem. It works best on pavement of course but it can move a trailer across grass. But if the ground...
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  • Can the Trailer Valet Drill Attachment Work on all Versions of the Trailer Valet
    The drill attachment part # TVDA that you referenced can work on either version of the Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL2 and # TVXL25 as well as the 5X part # STC-V211.
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  • Recommended Easy Way to Move Small Trailer Around without Tow Vehicle
    Probably the best option we offer would be the Trailer Valet XL part # TVXL2 which is designed for exactly what you are looking to do but it doesn't do great on grass if the ground is uneven at all or wet. Without seeing your exact setup I can't say for certain if this is going to be work well but it would be our best option. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Valet XL That Does Not Sit Straight During Operation
    I would first double check to make sure that everything is installed properly. The hitch ball that comes with the Trailer Valet XL # TVXL2 has a base that you spin to lock your unit to the coupler so that it sits straight. If you have an older version it probably didn't come with the coupling plate, but newer versions all come with the coupling plate to help make sure the dolly is flush. Once you have adjusted the spinning base as much as you can by hand, use the included tool to tighten...
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  • How Does Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly TVXL2 Perform on Gravel Surface
    You never mention how it performs on a gravel surface. I have great concern that my 1/4 inch gravel packed yard will act like ball bearings beneath the Valets 9 inch wheels? Have you actually tested it on packed gravel and reviewed the results?
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  • How to Maneuver a Trailer in Tight Parking Spaces
    Yes, we do have a solution for you. I recommend the Trailer Valet XL trailer dolly # TVXL2 which has a 2" ball. This trailer dolly has an integrated drive system that allows you to easily move your trailer. The dual posi-traction wheels help you to maneuver in tight spaces. I've attached a couple of videos that will show you how easy it is to use. Trailer Valet also makes a version that comes with a 2 5/16" ball, # TVXL25.
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  • Recommended Trailer Dolly for 7500 lb Trailer
    For your 7500 lb concession trailer, I recommend the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive # TVXL2 for a 2 inch hitch ball or # TVXL25 for a 2-5/16 inch hitch ball. This will come with a hand crank and a cordless drill attachment to make moving your trailer easy, whether fully loaded at the beginning of the day or empty at the end of the event. The very basic hand style dollies like # MT70225 or # BTTRDOLLY are only rated for trailers up to 600 lbs. Even if you were to have...
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  • Recommended Trailer Dolly for Moving Trailer Under Electric Powered Motor
    We don't have any experience with the dollies you referenced, but we do have a similar option in the Trailer Valet options. We have the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 1,000 lbs TW # TVXL2, the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2-5/16" Hitch Ball - 1,000 lbs TW # TVXL25, or the Trailer Valet 5X Swivel Jack and Trailer Mover - Topwind - 15" Lift - 500 lbs # STC-V211. All of these options have a chain drive that can utilize a manual crank...
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  • Recommended Trailer Valet Trailer Dolly for Moving Loaded Trailer Up and Down Driveway Steep Grade
    For your Yakima 66 inch Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106, I recommend the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly with Chain Drive - 2" Hitch Ball - 1,000 lbs TW # TVXL2. This tow dolly will use chain driven solid rubber tires to help you move the trailer up the incline of your driveway when loaded and is height adjustable to accommodate your needs. It also has an automatic brake that will help you as you take the trailer down the driveway to make sure the trailer doesn't run away from you. This...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Valet Leaning To One Side
    It is not normal for your Trailer Valet # TVXL2 to have 1 tire taking most of the weight. I recommend checking the tire pressure in those pneumatic tires to ensure they are balanced. Uneven ground or a coupler that isn't level or a trailer weighted heavy to one side could cause this issue as well, but the unit itself should not have an angle.
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  • Can the Trailer Valet XL Trailer Dolly TVXL2 Work on Different Terrain?
    I spoke to my contact at Trailer Valet and he informed me that yes, the Trailer Valet # TVXL2 can work on gravel and packed grass if there is enough weight on the tongue. Another option the manufacture suggested was to use a piece of plywood, this would be able to solve any traction problems.
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