If you’ve tried positioning a large trailer exactly where you want it, you know it can be a headache. Likewise, moving a trailer long distances can be equally stressful. However, there are tools and tactics to ease the burden and make life easier. Let’s check out alternative methods for moving your trailer so it’s no longer an exhausting process.

Long Distance

While most of this article pertains to short distances, many trailer owners face a challenge when moving larger trailers long distances. Perhaps you don’t want to put unnecessary miles on your tow vehicle, or you’re strapped for time and simply need your trailer to show up where you need it. One option is to hire a moving service, which can be great for RVs when you want to camp but don’t want to tow it hundreds of miles. If you don’t want to put miles on your personal vehicle, you can also rent a truck with suitable towing capacity. You’ll still have to invest time driving, but you have more control over the travel without putting additional strain on your vehicle.

Short Distance and Positioning

Big trailers take up a lot of space and we often need them in precise locations for long-term storage so they don’t interfere with daily life. This could be a spot where a vehicle simply can’t fit, a narrow concrete slab on the side of a garage, or a sharp turn near a fence. The most popular option for moving a trailer is often the most frustrating – using a combination of human muscle from friends and family you convince to help. Unfortunately, your success depends on the brains and brawn of the recruits you coax into helping. Tractors and ATVs are other options for moving trailers, but they also take up extra space. And if we’re being honest, most people don’t have one and can’t justify the expense and maintenance of owning one.

Easier options include tools like a trailer dolly or trailer mover. Choosing one or the other depends on variables such as terrain and budget. Trailer dollies are typically more affordable and allow you to steer your trailer into position without the hassle of a cheap plastic, swingaway jack. With that being said, available trailer dollies vary greatly in quality and features. Many simply attach to the trailer and still require a lot of muscle power due to design and components. Others provide significant ease of use with robust engineering that gives the user maximum leverage. For example, the Trailer Valet XL attaches to either the coupler or trailer frame and provides the ability to adjust height using a cordless drill, along with stout tires and auto-brake technology. As you research the best options, be sure to consider trailer size and compatibility along with your desired features.

For those who want to move their trailer the easiest way possible, battery-powered trailer movers are an amazing tool. These can often handle different terrains without breaking a sweat. Technology and build quality can vary so understanding your wants and needs is critical. Some features available include remote-control operation, integrated brakes, treads for various terrain, and long-lasting lithium batteries. The RVR series from Trailer Valet has all of those features in multiple models for trailers of different weight classes. Again, the biggest advantage is that you can move hefty trailers with a remote control so you’re not punishing yourself trying to get your trailer in the perfect spot. With the RVR remote control having a 40-foot range, you can move 360 degrees around the trailer as you position it. This makes it easy for one person to precisely move their trailer with far less risk of running into anything or having to reposition it multiple times.

If you’ve been struggling with moving your trailer quickly and easily, consider one of the options presented here. By knowing your specific needs and wants you’ll be able to make the right choice and save yourself time and hassle. Additionally, with the major investments we make in trailers and equipment, it’s a no-brainer and wise financial decision to use the right tools like a dolly or trailer mover to position them efficiently and safely. This reduces the possibility of costly damage to the trailer itself and your property including garages, fences, landscaping, and more. After all, nobody likes the stress of unexpected repairs and lost time. With the proper equipment and preparation, moving your trailer can be simple whether you’re at home, work, or on vacation.