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Old 23-09-17, 14:48
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Trailer/Caravan Movers

I've just got a new, large, covered trailer (Eco-Trailer Velocity RS) and it lives behind a gate on the side of the house. To get it there you need to turn it through 90 deg and then push it up the drop curb into space which is only just wider than the trailer. On top of which I think I'm going to have to put the trailer on the driver in front of the garage to load/unload the new car and again this is up a drop curb.

With the last trailer I've just pushed it around but this one is 900Kg or so and with the race car and tyres in it will be more like 1600Kg.

As I'm sure you lot have tried most things what do we think to

1. Manuel movers
2. Electric jockey wheel
3. Caravan movers.

The AWD caravan movers are in the £2K mark so would prefer to avoid that much expenditure if possible.

Any thoughts/experience ?
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Old 23-09-17, 17:23
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I have used one of these for 10 year, but my 2 axle trailer is only about a ton all up. I use my starter battery trolley to move the trailer and never had a problem. However, you must remember to lift the front axle off the ground otherwise it tries to rip the tyres off when doing 90 degree turns. These re quite cheap on the bay of E, there are also available the bolt onto axle type which wont cost anywhere near £2k, but again, you must lift the front axle when making very tight turns......ps, avoid manual movers, Ask G2 about them.....
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Old 23-09-17, 17:49
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I designed the first bolt on caravan mover when I worked at Carvers way way back in 1990s.
We did a single axle design and one that would move a twin axle.
Caravan load was about 1.25 tonne and would climb slowly a 1 in 4 slope.
Today there are lots of similar devices, and IMHO the Truma one is very good.

The best bit is you tow it to every meeting and can be a god send in a paddock.
Bad bit is you add the device weight to the total weight towed, so check that first!
Lots of caravan movers evident at Loton today and else where, so these work.
As red says, if you can jack the front axle up so much the better, BUT the jockey wheel will be highly loaded and would best be fitted with a large wheel to ride any drive way lumps and bumps.
Warrantee would be lost in case of damage.

Visit you local large caravan dealer in the winter, they have them on discount usually out of season.
Hope this helps.
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Old 23-09-17, 19:05
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I should have added that there is a 'Big Foot' version of mine with a larger lugged tyre, about 10" across and great for grass. I believe Nick Algar had one...
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I've just got a new, large, covered trailer (Eco-Trailer Velocity RS) and it lives behind a gate on the side of the house. To get it there you need to turn it through 90 deg and then push it up the drop curb into space which is only just wider than the trailer. On top of which I think I'm going to have to put the trailer on the driver in front of the garage to load/unload the new car and again this is up a drop curb.

With the last trailer I've just pushed it around but this one is 900Kg or so and with the race car and tyres in it will be more like 1600Kg.

As I'm sure you lot have tried most things what do we think to

1. Manuel movers
2. Electric jockey wheel
3. Caravan movers.

The AWD caravan movers are in the £2K mark so would prefer to avoid that much expenditure if possible.

Any thoughts/experience ?
Avoid Manuel Movers as he will have to go back post brexit.
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Old 23-09-17, 20:33
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I have a thing called a powerline hitchdrive Jeff. It's a sort of manual version of Reds pic. Low geared had crank with a foot plate which you can stand on if extra traction needed. Very useful on all surfaces bar the gravel drive we currently have! Easily removable and able to manoeuvre within cms.
Can't post a pic on here from phone, but Google will find them.
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Avoid Manuel Movers as he will have to go back post brexit.
lol, very drool
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I have a jockey wheel motor mover, similar to Red's photo but a newer model with a more rugged tyre that I am about to put up for sale. I used to move a box trailer with a car loaded into it up a slope.
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Old 23-09-17, 23:28
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That will do, let me know how much via PM please.
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