Home

   Log in or Register


Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Message Forums

Welcome Guest Register Login Search The Forum Posts Since Last Visit
 Reception - All Forums
  Camping and Caravanning Equipment
Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook  Printer Friendly Version Print
Subject Topic: Motor mover squeaking Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by Rooky75 on 01/10/2017 at 2:03pm
View Rooky75's Profile View Profile   Reply to Rooky75 Reply   Quote Rooky75 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Rooky75
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Outfit:
Bailey ranger 500 5

Location:
Manchester

Joined: 23/4/2013
Posts:   24
Site Reviews:   0
Gallery Images:   0
Hi all
Just got back from quick break
Inflated tyres from 45 to 55 psi on caravan
Got to site , motor mover worked but made awful noise
Could noise be related to top up of tyres ?
Ideas please
And thank you


-------------
Any fool can make things complicated
It takes a genius to keep things simple

Message posted by ENOCH on 01/10/2017 at 3:42pm
View ENOCH's Profile View Profile   Reply to ENOCH Reply   Quote ENOCH Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
ENOCH
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Outfit:
SWIFT FAIRWAY 530

Location:
TEESSIDE

Joined: 23/11/2011
Posts:   250
Site Reviews:   26
Gallery Images:   0
Could be the bearings within the rollers, had to change a set last year on ours, they were making a grinding sound when in use.

Message posted by Rooky75 on 01/10/2017 at 4:17pm
View Rooky75's Profile View Profile   Reply to Rooky75 Reply   Quote Rooky75 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Rooky75
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Outfit:
Bailey ranger 500 5

Location:
Manchester

Joined: 23/4/2013
Posts:   24
Site Reviews:   0
Gallery Images:   0
Crikey
How much are bearings if you don't mind me asking

-------------
Any fool can make things complicated
It takes a genius to keep things simple

Message posted by tango55 on 01/10/2017 at 4:26pm
View tango55's Profile View Profile   Reply to tango55 Reply   Quote tango55 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
tango55
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Volvo V50 & Coachman 2 berth

Location:
Warwickshire

Joined: 15/5/2008
Posts:   6948
Site Reviews:   15
Gallery Images:   0
The way to find out if it's the rollers that is causing the sqeal is to just spin the rollers via the remote control (without any engagement on the tyres) and listen for any grinding or sqealing noise. If there is no evidence of any such noise then it could just be damp related within the brake shoes inside the caravan wheels.

Message posted by Grampian91 on 01/10/2017 at 9:47pm
View Grampian91's Profile View Profile   Reply to Grampian91 Reply   Quote Grampian91 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Grampian91
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Mondeo Avondale Grampian

Location:
Midlands

Joined: 11/5/2008
Posts:   6440
Site Reviews:   2
Gallery Images:   3
How old are the tyres? My winter tyres are approx 8 years old and the rubber has gotten a little harder and the rollers slip easier.

Maybe the issue?

45 - 55psi? Thats a large difference. What is the correct pressure for your tyres?

If you set the distance of teh rollers at 45psi then at 55psi they could be too close, if the other way around the rollers maybe loose and slipping.

Check the tyres age..


-------------
Post 1997 licence holder?

Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by ENOCH on 02/10/2017 at 9:57am
View ENOCH's Profile View Profile   Reply to ENOCH Reply   Quote ENOCH Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
ENOCH
Avatar
Gold Member
Gold Member

Outfit:
SWIFT FAIRWAY 530

Location:
TEESSIDE

Joined: 23/11/2011
Posts:   250
Site Reviews:   26
Gallery Images:   0
The bearings only cost a couple of ponds from a local bearing supplier. The mover manufacturer should be able to supply them if you contact them. As other forum members have said check the rollers without engaging the wheels, I thought at first I had some gravel on the tyres before finding out the bearings had worn.

Message posted by Grampian91 on 02/10/2017 at 9:17pm
View Grampian91's Profile View Profile   Reply to Grampian91 Reply   Quote Grampian91 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Grampian91
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Mondeo Avondale Grampian

Location:
Midlands

Joined: 11/5/2008
Posts:   6440
Site Reviews:   2
Gallery Images:   3
Bearings will have all the numbers stamped on the side, just pop the numbers into google and you will find cheap sources.

Bearing suppliers are often a fair bit cheaper than the manufacturer of an item and maybe the same company that supplied the bearings for the item.



-------------
Post 1997 licence holder?

Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by Rooky75 on 02/10/2017 at 10:07pm
View Rooky75's Profile View Profile   Reply to Rooky75 Reply   Quote Rooky75 Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Rooky75
Avatar
Standard Member
Standard Member

Outfit:
Bailey ranger 500 5

Location:
Manchester

Joined: 23/4/2013
Posts:   24
Site Reviews:   0
Gallery Images:   0
Thanks for advice
I will post the outcome

-------------
Any fool can make things complicated
It takes a genius to keep things simple

Message posted by Pickled Onion on 08/10/2017 at 1:34pm
View Pickled Onion's Profile View Profile   Reply to Pickled Onion Reply   Quote Pickled Onion Quote    E-mail Topic to a Friend Tell a friend
Pickled Onion
Avatar
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Outfit:
Bailey Burgundy S7 Honda CR-V

Location:
Near Alton Towers N. Staffs.

Joined: 23/2/2006
Posts:   1804
Site Reviews:   3
Gallery Images:   3
Tip, get the fully enclosed kind, they keep the dust out and the grease in.

Dave.

-------------
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.


In order to post a reply you will need to register, or if already registered please log in here

Quick Links - All Forums - Camping and Caravanning Equipment - Top of Page

Printer Friendly Version Printable version Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook


5460 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend  -  Pensions Auto-enrolment

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2017



UKCampsite.co.uk
Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

24 Daily Prizes worth up to 120 and a Christmas Day Star Prize worth 500!
Open Today's Window