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Old 03-04-2015, 12:26 PM   #1
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Power Trailer Mover

Anyone seen or use one of these?
Looks pretty useful for my application as I have a tight 90 degree turn in my driveway in order to park my trailer. This is a video but there is a link to the home page at the top.

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Old 03-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #2
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Thats a great idea, better than the Parkit 360 I had...

http://parkit360.ca/
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Not sure which brand/model my friend has... but, because of the narrow street he lives on, he uses a power mover to place his TT rig in his driveway. Says it's one of the best tools he has.
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Gordon,
That looks really interesting and would work on my gravel driveway. Have you seen one in use? I've sent them an email to see if they have a Canadian Distributor.

PS: Any plans to leave the rock and be in or around the interior this year?

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Old 03-05-2015, 03:31 AM   #5
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Hey Daryl,
I've not seen one of these which is why I was asking. Let me/us know if there is a Canadian Distributor. I think you will also have to buy a wheel for under the tongue jack, doesn't look like one is included.
We're both retiring this year and were planning a trip to Hazelton but that may be a thing of the past as our daughter may have a job offer back here on the Island.
But, we will be going somewhere for sure, just don't know where yet, lol!
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I did get a response, I wasn't specific about the product request so I've responded with that information. We'll see what happens, the person did respond with a positive about Canadian distribution though.

Great to hear that you both get a "get out of jail free card" and also about your daughters potential move back to the Island. Sounds like it will be a great year for you two
We're going to Tumbler Ridge to see the water falls and dinosaurs and I'm thinking a trip Bella Coola may be in order, but MA doesn't know about that one yet.

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Old 03-05-2015, 06:02 PM   #7
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Response from Paul at Purple Line USA as follow:

Hi Daryl,
We have 60 RV dealers across Canada so i'm sure we can locate one near you. Is Prince George the town in which we should be locating a supplier for you? I have included below our list of dealers in BC.

Is there any information you need about the product we can assist with?

Big Boy's Toys Nanoose Bay 800-492-2869 www.bigboystoys.ca
Country Camping Leisure Products Salmon Arm 888-858-8594www.countrycampingrv.com
Mike Rosman R.V. Sales Vernon 800-811-8733 www.rosmanrv.com
Nor-burd RV Sales & Service Terrace 250-635-6945 www.nor-burdrv.ca
O'Connor RV Chilliwack 877-912-3909 www.oconnorrv.com
Peden RV Superstore Sidney 800-931-6665 www.pedenrv.com
South Thompson RV Kamloops 800-555-8373 www.souththompsonrv.com
Traveland RV Supercentre Langley Langley 800-513-9434 www.travelandrv.ca
Traveland RV Kelowna West Kelowna 800-811-1777 www.travelandrv.ca

Thanks Daryl.
Paul Liner Managing Director 415 802 3734 paul@purplelineusa.com www.purplelineusa.com Purple Line LLC 981 Garcia Ave, Suite E, Pittsburg, CA, 94565
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Subsequent email to the last, Paul has provided a link to all the dealers that would have access to the product.
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Big Boy's Toys is only an hour north of me so I'll go check them out.
Thanks Daryl. Curious how much more it will be in CDN dollars.
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Gord,
I don't have a dealer close by, would you mind letting me know what you think and whether or not it's worth it for me to pursue.

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Sure will Daryl.
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Turns out they don't stock it, it's a special order.
They are $2025.00.
I'll let you know if I buy one.
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I have seen this in action on a tandem axle bumper pull 26ish foot trailer. It was in the dealers service department on flat concrete floor. It used a lot of battery to move around but is was super cool! They had built a special heavy duty wheel for the tongue jack because they had worn out a few regular wheels, and they had a double wide wheel for running it in the grass. He suggest keeping the front on a sheet of plywood if the ground was soft. At the time I saw it he was trying to come up with a wheel set for a fifth-wheel with two front jacks. (something about week swivel castors)
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Good information to know, after doing further searches on line I've found this unit re-branded under a few different names all about the same price though. One of the reasons that I haven't jumped on a mover is the traction issue with the ball mount style. Our new truck has a slightly shorter wheelbase so I'll have to see how that functions this year and hopefully a dealer will bring one into inventory in this province so I can see how it works.

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Thanks for the info. I wondered about the power drain, particularly when dry camping.
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