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Making it easy
Simple things like winding a jockey wheel or changing a type can
be difficult for some of us, particularly the elderly caravanners. There are some solutions and aids for caravanners.
Easy to use jockey wheels and a-frame jacks for caravans
Bos electric drill powered jockey wheel, for use with wheel or plate
jockey wheel, for use with wheel or plate
Electric powered caravan movers
Purple Line on Caravans Plus
EGO200 and Caravans Plus Enduro EM 4445.
Easy Hitch have a selection of powered caravan movers to choose from to suit your caravan.
MoveControl Caravan / Trailer Mover - Single Axle - ECO Mover
Reich: MoveControl Caravan / Trailer Mover - Twin Axle - ECO Mover.
control caravan mover appears to no longer have an Australian website. It may still be available in the United Kingdom.
Powered jockey wheels
Mini Mover Powered Jockey Wheels; there are a number of motorised jockey wheels on eBay, but most
are not suitable for heavy caravans, soft or sloping surfaces. One linked for random example only. Do an eBay search for
current listings of similar.
Optitec jockey wheel
BOS Econo Mover - powered by your electric drill
Valet come in two model, to suit trailers up to 4.5 tonne. This is a geared manual powered mover which can be powered from an
Hitching up made easy
To aid hitching for solo travellers or make it easy on partners, a rear view camera at the back of the
vehicle can be used.
Couplemate hitching guide that can be purchased from Caravans Plus
A ratchet jockey wheel can
be used for finer movements.
The Easy Hitch Jockey Wheel is a manual powered jockey wheel caravan mover.
hitches are easier than others with some off road non ball hitches needing precision.
These hitches may have benefits
over other articulated hitches for ease of use
Hittch Ezy and Oz Hitch
The following methods of moving a caravan
for parking can be a bonus for hitching up, even on your own.
Jacking up to change a tyre
Save crawling under the caravan to place a jack in the chassis by using a trolley jack. Alternatively
make it easy with Trail-a-mate jack or Trail-a-mate sidewinder jack.
Autosteady is a 12 volt Electric Remote Control System for your Caravan that attaches to your current Hexagonal
drive wind down style or drop down corner stabilisers.
Ezylevel is available from this and a number of other caravan parts suppliers,
See demonstration of Ezylevel
Use a portable electric drill to wind down stabilisers or
Trail-a-mate hydraulic stabilisers
Not really suitable for large 4wd tyres, but manageable
Easy Wheel lift from Auto accessory stores or on
line disocunt stores.
Very compact when packed away in its case.
Hahn Eezy Wheel Lifter
Wind up Campers
Do you have a manual windup camper that is hard to use? Substitute a geared boat winch for the winder,
or a 12 volt electric winch.
Simply weigh your caravan, trailer or car one wheel at a time with the Reich Caravan Weight Control Scale. This will not only
give you a guide to the overall weight, but will indicate an imbalance of load when comparing the individual wheel weights.
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