It can be difficult pushing or moving a travel trailer, especially with little help so I looked into the possibility if dollies could help. Also if dollies can help, what kind of dollies can specifically help with moving travel trailers.
Most conventional manual dollies simply won’t hold enough weight to move a travel trailer; however, very light tent trailers can be moved by some manual dollies, and there are several specialized dollies that can easily move heavier trailers. Some dolly options for travel trailers include a Tow Tuff Dolly, Parkit360, and even a motorized option EM4445 Enduro Trailer Mover.
There are several different options for a travel dolly so I found which ones are the best for moving a travel trailer down below. With a dolly, moving your travel trailer will get a LOT easier!
Different Dolly Options for Travel Trailers
Dolly options come in different varieties, several used for moving cars, large RV’s, and thankfully even ones that work well with travel trailers too.
Going forward, it is important to remember that a dolly should be used for the right amount of weight. So while one dolly may work well for a travel trailer, it may not be able to support a larger vehicle or RV.
Here are some options to choose from when selecting a dolly:
- Tow Tuff Dolly — Tows 1,000 pounds
- Parkit360 Force 5k — Tows 5,000 pounds
- EM4445 Enduro Trailer Mover — Tows 12,000 pounds
- Trailer Valet 5X — Tows 5,000 pounds
- TX600 Power Dolly– Tows 6,000 pounds
As you can see, these options are able to carry lighter trailers rather than large RV’s.
Most of the dollies require manual labor and working with your hands. There is one option I also listed on here, the EM4445 because it is a motorized trailer dolly. This option may be great for those who have a hard time using their hands or prefer not to move the dolly them self.
The motorized dolly I mention can also tow heavier objects but I thought it would be a great mention for those who cannot physically move and push trailer dollies on their own.
The key to finding which dolly works best for your trailer is to learn as much as you can about each one. The Tow Tuff Dolly for example is a cheaper option but only tows up to 1,000 pounds. This is a great one if you have a lighter trailer.
Some of the other dollies can be quite expensive so it is important you know that a dolly will work well with your trailer before spending too much cash on it.
The more expensive options bring more benefits compared to the cheaper ones. Depending on what you prefer, you can find
Down below we will go into detail about the different dollies so you can learn which one is best for you.
Tow Tuff Dolly
The Tow Tuff Dolly is the cheapest option from the list of travel dollies. You can purchase one for usually $200-$220.
It is a dolly you work with by hand, which will require you to bend over, crank, and maneuver the trailer over to your car or whatever position you need to rest at.
This dolly comes with a third wheel addition to the large two wheels. This is there to help with moving the trailer. It can work with an adjustable ball height, starting at 21 inches and going up to 33 inches.
- Tows up to 1,000 pounds
- Two 16 inch tires (plus one smaller third wheel)
- 1-10 inch Swivel Caster
- Manageable with a 2 inch and bigger coupler
Parkit360 Force 5k
I like the Parkit360 because it is easy to pack, easy to assemble, and easy to use. It comes with a motor which helps with pulling and moving the trailer.
The Parkit369 Force 5k comes in two different designs, the Force 5k B and the Force 5K B2. Both are able to tow 5,000 pounds and tongue weights of 900 pounds.
The price is about $1,200 if you purchase directly from their website. So this is a lot more compared to the previous dolly but comes with some great benefits. For one, it looks nice with its design and has two large 4-inch tires that enable you to move the trailer easily.
- Lightweight– 67 pounds
- Durable 4 inch Tires
- Includes a Motor (1.5 HP)
- Includes battery connection cables
A detail that the 5k B2 option has is that it includes a built-in battery charger and smart breaker controller. This makes it nice while moving it to ensure that it brakes.
EM4445 Enduro Trailer Mover
If you are looking for a dolly that does the moving for you, this is the dolly for you. EM4445 is a great dolly that once it is hooked up, you use a remote controller to steer it into the place you want it.
This is a really unique dolly because you attach it to your trailer just one time and let it stay there. It is supposed to be positioned underneath your trailer by one of the tires.
Once it is here, you do not need to worry about reattaching it or the hassle of cranking it in every time.
It is convenient and great for those who have a hard time bending over and cranking the dolly every time it is in use. Although this one can tow larger loads, I included it because of how nice it is and how it can benefit those who have a hard time with normal dollies.
Another reason why this is so great is that you can see blind spots that you otherwise would not notice if you had to maneuver the dolly yourself.
The price is about $1,176.49 according to the Amazon price. Prices
- Remote Controlled
- Fits any Trailer
- Tows up to 12,000 pounds
- Can work with Single and Tandem Axle Trailers
Trailer Valet 5X
The Trailer Valet 5X is another solid option if you are looking for a cheaper option that still provides good service. The Trailer Valet 5X costs about $560-$600. This is significantly less than the 5k and EM4445 option but still offers quality service.
This dolly is designed with two large wheels that are close near each other, making this dolly easy to use and durable to help you push and move your trailer.
Other than that, this is really a basic dolly that can be used for up to 5,000 pounds. Nothing too unique that compares to the rest, but it can get the job done. It does have a safety brake and some gears to help you which is a nice feature while moving your trailer.
- Weighs 51 pounds
- Can tow up to 5,000 pounds
- Can Help while Parking and up any Inclines
- Safety Brake
- High and Low Drive Gears
- Easy to Assemble and Reassemble
TX600 Power Dolly
Just like the title says, this dolly has power to it. The TX600 is a lightweight dolly that has an electric motor to help you move around your trailer. It includes an automatic brake system, excellent tires, a way to control the speed it is going, and you can choose the ball size.
The price ranges about $1,750 to $2,000 for a new TX600. I like this one because of the convenience of the motor to help when you are pulling your trailer and the great tires it comes with. As far as price goes, it is more expensive than all of the other dollies.
Although this is the most expensive option, I did find it had some of the best details and add ons that other did not. This may be a good product to look into if you want more quality and benefits.
- Tow up to 6,000 pounds
- 36-Volt Electric Motor
- Tires that are Mark Free (Leave your Floor Clean)
- Automatic Break System
- Switches for Different Speeds
2 thoughts on “Can a Dolly Be Used for Moving a Travel Trailer?”
Informative article to read. I have used this one for my trailer. It works great and I can rely on it to save my time and effort.
Are the listed weights total trailer or tongue weights for moving a travel trailer?