The RV life can be a lot of fun and provide you with a range of freedom unlike anything else. However, you’ll need to account for a few challenges when hauling a big 5th-wheel trailer. If you just need to move your trailer a short distance or adjust its position, your truck is impractical. Here are three ways to move a 5th-wheel trailer without a truck.
3 Ways To Move A 5th-Wheel Trailer Without A Truck:
A trailer valet is a wheel you attach to the hitch so you don’t have to lift or drag any part of your trailer. The catch, however, is that they’re non-motorized and low weight bearing, meaning they’re only suitable for small trailer models.
Provided you have a suitable trailer, this is a good way to move it by hand. If you choose a valet, always check the weight capacity before attaching it to your trailer.
While we may be a bit biased, a motorized trailer dolly is perhaps the best way to move a 5th-wheel trailer without a truck. They are strong wheels connected to an electric motor so you can move your trailer using a remote control. It’s like hooking up your trailer to a truck without the hassle of positioning your truck and connecting everything before you can go. Because it’s motorized, trailer dollies can move a lot more weight than you could by hand. It also performs minute movements that require fine motor skills.
RV Transport Services
If you’re buying a trailer but don’t have a suitable truck to tow it home, RV transport services will deliver it to you. This is especially helpful if you’re getting your RV from somewhere far from your home. These services will use traditional or flatbed towing to bring your trailer to you—whichever is more appropriate for the model you purchased.
"I've been using the TRAX X2 powered trailer dolly to move my 5th wheel trailer around in tight camping locations, and it has been a total lifesaver! In the past, I used to struggle to navigate my trailer through narrow spaces and tight corners, but with the TRAX X2, I can easily and precisely maneuver my trailer exactly where I need it. The joystick control is incredibly responsive and allows me to make small adjustments, even in tight spaces, easily. Overall, I'm thrilled with how much easier and more efficient the TRAX X2 has made my camping trips, and I would highly recommend it to anyone in a similar situation." Jason Day - Portland OR
The dolly arrived yesterday and all I can say is WOWZA! When the Fedex truck...
The dolly arrived yesterday and all I can say is WOWZA! When the Fedex truck showed up, I instantly dropped what I was doing and started assembling the TX6000. Then I grabbed my camera and started shooting. 🙂 My first video just went live: https://youtu.be/qUF10nUPbIY a few minutes ago. Here is another one with me moving a tiny home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXHHLZq51XQ
Sorry for the delay in writing my customer testimonial Jeff, we just got back from ...
Sorry for the delay in writing my customer testimonial Jeff, we just got back from a long-needed vacation. Ok, my thoughts on your trailer mover.. It's Fantastic!! When I talked to you over the phone and told you the gross weight of my trailer was 2000 pounds over your limit and that I might be using it on grass and gravel. You were confident the TX6000 would move it nicely. I am very happy to say it did the job perfectly! Thank you for your time spent talking with me during the weekend. It still surprises me that you were available to talk so late at night. Best wishes to you and your company James.
James Willis - Pasadena CA
Hey guys I received my Trax power dolly this week. I am very impressed with ...
Hey guys I received my Trax power dolly this week. I am very impressed with its overall construction and nice detail. You can tell it's a quality built item. I'm sure it will serve me well. In this day and age it's nice to buy quality from people who take pride in their work. Thanks again for going the extra mile and doing it right. I will glad to recommend your product to others. I already posted on Facebook on one of my RV sites showing pics of the Trax. Thanks again!
Kerry Stark - Shamokin Dam, PA
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All I can say is that this is AWESOME. It far exceeds any expectation I had when I purchased it. Not to mention the fact that it is whisper quiet. I can’t thank you enough for producing such a superior product at a more than fair price.
Jeff Pulikowski - Sioux Falls SD
I have owned a few power dolly solutions to move my bass boat into my...
I have owned a few power dolly solutions to move my bass boat into my tight garage but none of them could get my trailer's tires over the curbing. They simply didn't have enough speed to drive the tires over the quick rise and simply caused the other powered dolly solutions to lose traction and spin on the spot. The TX6000 had a huge amount of power and speed. I was able to hop over the curb as if it never was there in the first place and the ability to switch between high and low speeds at a flick of a switch was what I've always wanted. It took me only a few seconds to get used to the thumb speed control for super smooth pushing and pulling my boat trailer. I was very impressed with how easy it was to connect, operate and move my boat trailer in and out of my Garage. Thank you Jeff Sawlor for driving up to Brampton and giving me a demo of how to use this amazing power dolly. I'm SOLD! It's the Easiest to use power trailer dolly on the market. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgIcS8N8dmo&feature=youtu.be[/embed]
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