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TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX #13762360 11/09/20 01:05 AM
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I recently bought a new home that has a side entry garage. I am unable to push my 2014 Skeeter ZX 225 into the garage without swinging the front end of my Tundra off the driveway, over sprinkler heads and into my neighbor's yard. The garage will easily hold my Skeeter if I can find a way to push it in. I am considering the TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX Power Dolly Systems. I have read a number of mixed reviews and seen a number of videos on this electric dolly. Does anyone have any experience with the TX 6000 Power Dolly maneuvering their bass boat? I am really hoping I can find a way to get my boat in my garage and not have to store it somewhere else.
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Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13763160 11/09/20 05:23 PM
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Yes, I have experience with them. Measure the slope of your driveway. Read the limitations of the machine clearly before you buy it, because the owner will charge you $500 to ship it back and a restocking fee. He's in Canada, so it has to go Express Freight.

Another solution that I know will work on my slope is www.djproducts.com. They go for about $6000 and will pull anything.

If you have a flat drive, check out Park 360. They are much better than the the Trax products.

Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13763164 11/09/20 05:30 PM
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Do some research and watch some videos on a front mounted receiver hitch for your truck. You can easily turn the trailer this way. See what you think of this solution

Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: K.D.] #13763200 11/09/20 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by K.D.
Do some research and watch some videos on a front mounted receiver hitch for your truck. You can easily turn the trailer this way. See what you think of this solution


Agreed. And you have MUCH better visibility of where you are pushing the trailer.


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Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: WLBDallas] #13763392 11/09/20 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by WLBDallas
Yes, I have experience with them. Measure the slope of your driveway. Read the limitations of the machine clearly before you buy it, because the owner will charge you $500 to ship it back and a restocking fee. He's in Canada, so it has to go Express Freight.

Another solution that I know will work on my slope is www.djproducts.com. They go for about $6000 and will pull anything.

If you have a flat drive, check out Park 360. They are much better than the the Trax products.
For $6000 I would just by a little tractor and move it wherever you want.

Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13764229 11/10/20 01:53 PM
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Same issues here. Side load, irrigation, landscape, fence, etc. Hope you'll report back with whatever decision you make. Of the few I've looked at this Trax seems to be the better design at a fair price.

Ain't nothing worse than paying for storage.

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Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13764335 11/10/20 02:46 PM
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Riding mower should move it pretty easy


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Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13764338 11/10/20 02:49 PM
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I have mounted a hitch on the front of my truck to do what you are talking about. Too bad you are in San Antonio or I would come by and try it for you.


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Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13765657 11/11/20 03:58 AM
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For those that haven’t seen a front hitch setup, this gives a great example of how maneuverable it is.



Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13908936 03/03/21 11:46 AM
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Any other feedback on the TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX? I am in the same situation, moving in a month, and I will be dealing with a narrow alley, and need to get the boat in the garage.

Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13909374 03/03/21 04:31 PM
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It doesn't work well. It's a winch motor on wheels and tips super easy. Would not recommend.

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I just recently moved into a house with a side entry garage pretty far back from the road and significantly elevated at the garage. The driveway has a pretty good slope, so was beyond concerned about overall safety and potential of losing control of the boat when attempting to get into the garage. To echo a comment above, if I try to back all the way in, I too would drop the truck off the retaining wall trying to make that 90 deg turn into the garage.

I looked at all the available options for a tow dolly and decided none were really going to meet my need reliably (meaning if I lost control of the dolly, the boat would then go over the retaining wall!). My final solution was actually the most effective and lowest cost. I purchased a 120 V electric winch from Harbor Freight and mounted at the rear of the garage in the concrete floor with Redhead anchors.

I then back the boat up the driveway and just park it at a 45 deg angle in front of the garage door. Put wheel chocks in place, and attach the winch cable to the trailer (using 2 tow straps slipped over a cross member on the frame), disconnect from the truck, then have my wife push the button to winch on into the garage.

I have bit of a slope (thus my concern for the powered trailer dollies), but the winch doesn't even bog down a bit. I use an inexpensive hand trailer dolly (also from Harbor Freight) to guide the bow in as my wife is winching it in. To get the boat out, we just do everything in reverse. Doesn't take long now that we have a pretty good routine worked out.

Two potential problems though... 1. This solution requires two people... one on the winch control and the other on the bow with the trailer dolly, and 2. You REALLY need some slope or getting it back out of the garage would be tiresome. When in the garage it is on a flat surface, but move it about 2' when winching it out and the driveway slope just takes it right out on it's own.. no pulling or pushing. I would hate to have to manhandle it if on a totally flat driveway.

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Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13909710 03/03/21 09:19 PM
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If you were considering some multi thousand dollar option, I would think about a side by side little 4 wheeler vehicle. I have a two seater Mule I purchased used and I move trailers all over my property with it. It is also very handy for clean up, hauling, and hunting season. Just a thought...


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That guy kind of sucks maneuvering a trailer but that’s a great option

Re: TX 6000 Power Dolly by TRAX [Re: saskeeter] #13909906 03/03/21 11:41 PM
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Obvious question why buy a house that doesn’t fit your needs?
If I had to go through all that proably wouldn’t fish much lol.
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