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  • jayjay
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    Linda and her partner came down yesterday - Nathan is a very handy, an extremely strong man! So between us we got the new jockey wheel on, and the Mr. Shifta out to play. Took a while to get the old Al-Ko casting off and reassemble, but it fits my hitch fine.

    Now all I need is a couple of bags of instant cement, as although it pulls and pushes the caravan about very well, both get stuck on the shale type soft drive surface, even now I have a pneumatic jockey wheel! Arggghhh!!

    Nothing is ever straight forward, is it? ...so I now need to get one of my sons to put down some instant cement. (hope that might be before Xmas then) Then all shall be well.

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  • Twinkletoes
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    Originally posted by jayjay View Post
    :... So it's sat in the shed now.
    Comisserations, It's annoying when you can't play with a new toy. Ann

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  • jayjay
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    Originally posted by jayjay View Post

    Not sure yet if this is the answer! (Fingers crossed) I'm waiting for my son to come over and lift it out of the car as it's far too heavy to lift. However, once it's on the floor, it has four wheels and powered forwards/reverse motion, so it's not a problem then - it will live in the shed until I need it.

    While my son is here today, I'm hoping he'll give me a hand to change the jockey wheel as well, then we can have a play with the Mr Shifta+caravan and see what's what!
    waited two days for son#2 to come and get out of the car.. I also wanted his opinion on the drive/jockey wheel fitting.. In the end son#3 came and got it out, but he didn't have time to play with it with me. What a pain! So it's sat in the shed now.

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  • jayjay
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    Originally posted by blackpoodle View Post
    Hi Jackie

    Glad you're fixed up OK- jockey wheel one sounds just the ticket. Amazing fitting price from Powrwheel- they charged us £70 in 2003, a family friend had mine a couple of years ago and paid £125 so I think so £250 is excessive though I understand the newer versions have automatic engagement rather than manual so maybe they charge more because of that). According to my brother who has an engineering background and is pretty handy, they are easy to fit with the instructions. In the absence of handy family, mobile caravan engineers usually would fit cheaper than that. If you or any one else on here knows of someone who may be interested in the motormover then just let me know

    Janet
    Thanks Janet - still trying to persuade the parents to buy your mover, but I'm not getting anywhere... At present, my sister and her hubby go and get it out and hitch it up for them, then come back and pitch it back on the drive for them. And it's not easy! Parents say there is always plenty of ppl to help them pitch on site, and I've often found that myself, ppl are pretty helpful if they see someone struggling! So I'm trying a different approach, which is to fit it for my sis and hubby's sake.

    Parents say they might sell it next year as they are getting too old... but I've pointed out that a mover can be sold with it, or taken off and sold separately, and will reflect in the sale price. Plus, I think my sis will buy it anyway!

    I think the only thing that's stopping them is the fact that they might need a second leisure battery 110amps and will have to shell out for that as well!

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  • blackpoodle
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    Originally posted by jayjay View Post
    Hi again, Janet!

    Powrtouch want £250 to fit!! However, I believe a local fitter would only charge approx half that.

    The thing is, I've bought a Mr. Shifta from ebay, like this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...id=p2761.l1259

    and had a great time yesterday moving a caravan which my caravan would have fit inside twice over -with ease!!

    However, my parents need the proper thing, so I'm trying to convince them that they should buy yours and get it fitted, as they are both in their '80s! I'll get back to you on that one.... they think everything is too expensive, so I'm having a struggle convincing them that this is an amazing bargain! LOL!

    I think the Mr Shifta will work for me as I only need something to get the caravan back on the drive. No problems getting it out, and no problems pitching on sites (so far, touch wood!) so I'm hoping that this and the pneumatic jockey wheel will do the trick.
    Hi Jackie

    Glad you're fixed up OK- jockey wheel one sounds just the ticket. Amazing fitting price from Powrwheel- they charged us £70 in 2003, a family friend had mine a couple of years ago and paid £125 so I think so £250 is excessive though I understand the newer versions have automatic engagement rather than manual so maybe they charge more because of that). According to my brother who has an engineering background and is pretty handy, they are easy to fit with the instructions. In the absence of handy family, mobile caravan engineers usually would fit cheaper than that. If you or any one else on here knows of someone who may be interested in the motormover then just let me know

    Janet

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  • jayjay
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    Originally posted by Ian STOCKLEY View Post
    Well done Jackie,
    you are amazing,nothing stops you does it.look forward to seeing you at the next meet.
    Thanks Ian!

    Not sure yet if this is the answer! (Fingers crossed) I'm waiting for my son to come over and lift it out of the car as it's far too heavy to lift. However, once it's on the floor, it has four wheels and powered forwards/reverse motion, so it's not a problem then - it will live in the shed until I need it.

    While my son is here today, I'm hoping he'll give me a hand to change the jockey wheel as well, then we can have a play with the Mr Shifta+caravan and see what's what!

    Always been of the opinion that if something needs to be done - i.e., it's something worrying, irritating, etc, then see if something can be done about it/do something about it.

    I keep telling myself you only have to do these things/pay for this and that - once and then it's sorted. I've spent a small fortune on that caravan but thankfully I'm almost there now!

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  • Ian.C.S
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    Originally posted by jayjay View Post
    Hi again, Janet!

    Powrtouch want £250 to fit!! However, I believe a local fitter would only charge approx half that.

    The thing is, I've bought a Mr. Shifta from ebay, like this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...id=p2761.l1259

    and had a great time yesterday moving a caravan which my caravan would have fit inside twice over -with ease!!

    However, my parents need the proper thing, so I'm trying to convince them that they should buy yours and get it fitted, as they are both in their '80s! I'll get back to you on that one.... they think everything is too expensive, so I'm having a struggle convincing them that this is an amazing bargain! LOL!

    I think the Mr Shifta will work for me as I only need something to get the caravan back on the drive. No problems getting it out, and no problems pitching on sites (so far, touch wood!) so I'm hoping that this and the pneumatic jockey wheel will do the trick.
    Well done Jackie,
    you are amazing,nothing stops you does it.look forward to seeing you at the next meet.

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  • jayjay
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    Hi again, Janet!

    Powrtouch want £250 to fit!! However, I believe a local fitter would only charge approx half that.

    The thing is, I've bought a Mr. Shifta from ebay, like this one:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...id=p2761.l1259

    and had a great time yesterday moving a caravan which my caravan would have fit inside twice over -with ease!!

    However, my parents need the proper thing, so I'm trying to convince them that they should buy yours and get it fitted, as they are both in their '80s! I'll get back to you on that one.... they think everything is too expensive, so I'm having a struggle convincing them that this is an amazing bargain! LOL!

    I think the Mr Shifta will work for me as I only need something to get the caravan back on the drive. No problems getting it out, and no problems pitching on sites (so far, touch wood!) so I'm hoping that this and the pneumatic jockey wheel will do the trick.

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  • jayjay
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    Hi Janet! Sounds good to me! Will make enquiries as to whether this will fit with the Powrwheel ppl and get back to you as soon as poss. Thanks ever so much! I'll send you a PM when I've found out anything!

    Jacki

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  • blackpoodle
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    Originally posted by jayjay View Post
    OOOO please please please!!!!!!

    It needs to be from a small touring van though, they come in different sizes depending on the weight they have to move. If your Mum knows the specs, I can make enquiries as to whether it would fit my old thing. All excited now!
    Hi again,
    The Powrwheel motor mover was originally fitted to a Buccaneer Elan 1994 14'6 tourer 7'3 wide. It was used in 2003 &4 season for touring but after Dad died in 2005 the van was only used on the seasonal pitch till we traded it in March2007 for the Hobby caravan. It's been wrapped up in the garage ever since waiting for Mum to get round to putting it up for sale. We were only talking the other day about advertising it in the site office (along with loads of other camping stuff like spare awnings stored in the loft!)
    Mum has original paperwork for it and it was fitted in April 03. It's a Powrtouch model 1 (for caravans without shock absorbers or where gap between chassis face and inner surface of wheel is >4 1/8") and it we chose the extra cost option of the power bar which enables you to activate the device from either side of the caravan.It's got the remote control still with it. You'd need a 110amp leisure battery on board to power the main unit.
    She was looking on the region of £325 for it. Don't know if that is within your budget? I understand Powrwheel have fitting agents and they'd advise on cost of fitting if suitable but my brother says that most caravan dealers/service agents may be cheaper and if you know someone who is handy in electrical/mechanics then it's fairly straightforward to fit since it comes with full self fitting instructions.
    Details are on www.powrwheel.com or the number on the info we have is 01425 623123. We found them a very helpful company and I'm sure they would be able to advise if the one we have would be suitable for your van.

    Hope this is helpful

    Janet
    PS
    Am going to Westmorland CP, Tebay (seasonal pitch van) tomorrow am so will take laptop and hope wifi is working on site/in services. If not sorry, will respond to any queries Sunday/Monday when I get back home (weather dependent- pretty wet here tonight despite ongoing hosepipe ban!)


    Janet

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  • jayjay
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    Originally posted by Ian STOCKLEY View Post
    I got my fingers crossed for you Jackie, it looks like blackpoodle may have the answer for you. Good luck girl,you need some luck.
    Ian
    Keep them crossed Ian! Along with mine... and my toes...

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  • jayjay
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    Originally posted by blackpoodle View Post
    Hi Jay Jay
    Mum has a powertouch motor mover in her garage which came off her tourer when we swapped for seasonal pitch vans. It's about 8 years old I would think but the van was always kept in the garage her and wasn't heavily used. It's been stored for the last 3 years and is in good condition.
    I don't know how much she was thinking of but will ask her tonight and post back on this thread in case it would be suitable for you.
    Janet
    OOOO please please please!!!!!!

    It needs to be from a small touring van though, they come in different sizes depending on the weight they have to move. If your Mum knows the specs, I can make enquiries as to whether it would fit my old thing. All excited now!
    Last edited by jayjay; 15-07-2010, 21:04.

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  • Ian.C.S
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    Originally posted by jayjay View Post
    Thanks Mike, keeping an eye on one of those, not too far away!
    I got my fingers crossed for you Jackie, it looks like blackpoodle may have the answer for you. Good luck girl,you need some luck.
    Ian

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  • blackpoodle
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    Hi Jay Jay
    Mum has a powertouch motor mover in her garage which came off her tourer when we swapped for seasonal pitch vans. It's about 8 years old I would think but the van was always kept in the garage her and wasn't heavily used. It's been stored for the last 3 years and is in good condition.
    I don't know how much she was thinking of but will ask her tonight and post back on this thread in case it would be suitable for you.
    Janet

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  • jayjay
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    Thanks Mike, keeping an eye on one of those, not too far away!

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