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Home > Tips and Hints > Making it easy with aids for caravanners

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

 

Trail-a-mate hydraulic jockey wheel,  for use with wheel or plate

Electric powered caravan movers

 

Caravan Movers

 

 Aussie Wheel

 

Camper Trolley

 

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.

 

Reich: MoveControl Caravan / Trailer Mover - Single Axle - ECO Mover

 

Reich: MoveControl Caravan / Trailer Mover - Twin Axle - ECO Mover.

 

Powrtouch remote 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

 

Parkit

 

BOS Econo Mover - powered by your electric drill

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.

 

Some 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.

 

 

Levelling aids

 

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

Stabilisers

 

Use a portable electric drill to wind down stabilisers or

 

Trail-a-mate hydraulic stabilisers

 

Tyre lifter

 

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. 

 

 

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