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Message posted by billiepeamaye49522/3/2010 at 3:35pm
Outfit:  Pennine Fiesta     Location:  Nottingham
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Vicky we had the same trouble as you.

our drive slopes down to the road and there is allways someone parked opposite our drive ,rendering using the car??

We bought a jockey wheel type motor mover,just connect it to a bettery and away you go.

i was a bit apprehensive going downhill with it ,but as soon as you stop ,it stops it will hold the weight of a f/c no problem they are designed to be used with a heavy caravan.

but to be on the safe side , mu other half watched me down ready to put the handbrake on if need be.but there was no need .

 

Have a look on e-bay type in motor mover,lookfor big foot ,mr shifta ,euromover .


Message posted by vickynewby22/3/2010 at 4:01pm
Outfit:  Khyam Harewood     Location:  Bolton Lancashire
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Ah, I didn't realise the jockey wheel mover would stop the camper going downhill of it's own accord.  That's worth knowing as there are a lot of those for sale on eBay at a much lower price.  That gives us yet another option to mull over! 

Message posted by Magsx127/3/2010 at 1:57pm
Outfit:  Conway Countryman 2002     Location:  SE LONDON
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Hi,
I am looking for some sort of fc mover, but I am so confused,I had a look on Ebay but there are so many and vast differences in price, can anyone clarify them for me please

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Message posted by kpnuts8127/3/2010 at 2:17pm
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does anyone use the purpleline hitch mover on there folding camper its the one where you wind the handle and it turns the wheels, they say it takes 5 turns of the handle to turn the wheel, it replaces the jockey wheel but there are no electrics at all just a geared handle to turn, I have a pennine fiesta

Message posted by vickynewby28/3/2010 at 8:51pm
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There are a lot of these Purpleline hitch movers for sale on eBay which always makes me suspect that they are not much use. I understand that you still have to use some force, as there is no electric motor, but I would be interested to know if it would hold the FC's weight going downhill as this is what we need a mover for, to hold the weight whilst putting it away on the drive which slopes steeply away from the road.

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Message posted by Magsx106/4/2010 at 9:58am
Outfit:  Conway Countryman 2002     Location:  SE LONDON
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 Hello, any answers from the motor mover fans out there?

We are getting too old to push and pull our fc, anyone know which motor mover would br the best to buy for our 2002 conway countrman? also how does it fare on hard standing?

Thanks Mags



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Message posted by billiepeamaye49514/4/2010 at 7:38pm
Outfit:  Pennine Fiesta     Location:  Nottingham
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Hi mags,depends on what your budget is ?

for me i just wanted something cheapish to get up and down my slopey drive,

Mine is a jockey wheel type ,you take your excisting jockey wheel off and put the motor mover one on,very simple ,then we attach it to a car battery or onboard leisure batterry and away you go.

Or the one i really wanted ,a Mr Shifta type motor mover that has its own tow bar attachment just simple put your unit on ,and again attach battery and away you go ,i was looking at all theese on E-Bay the jockey wheel type are the cheapist the Mr shifta a bit more than i would really like to pay.

Then if money no object get a chassis mounted motor mover .


Message posted by Magsx114/4/2010 at 8:42pm
Outfit:  Conway Countryman 2002     Location:  SE LONDON
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 Thank you for your reply,

I would like to keep it as cheap as possible really,

I have seen the jockey wheel type on Ebay at around 200 + and this would probably be the limit that I am willing to pay.(or it will dig into my holiday fund)

Thanks Mags



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Message posted by billiepeamaye49514/4/2010 at 9:18pm
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No worries ,i missed out on a few on E-Bay,my limit was 200 also.

I hope you get one soon ,keep eyes peeled for you .

 

Andy.


Message posted by Magsx115/4/2010 at 1:46pm
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 Thanks Andy.

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Message posted by Magsx101/5/2010 at 8:02pm
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Just to let you know Andy, that i have managed to buy a second hand eurotech motor mover,and have tested it in and out of my garage, and it definately saves the back!it does skid a bit on small gavel but its ok if you put down something solid for it to run over.
Can't wait till whitson hols to try it out on a site.

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Message posted by ekim14/5/2010 at 6:46pm
Outfit:  2001 Conway Countryman FC     Location:  Kent
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Magsx1

I fitted a Rhyno mover to my 2001 Countryman last summer. It works a treat but was a bit of a bu**er to fit and even after the satisfaction of having done it myself I was left wishing I had paid the extra to have it fitted professionally. Had some problems with the fixing brackets that came with the thing but was supplied with the extra necessary bits and pieces at no charge by Rhyno who couldn't have been more helpful. Whoever you decide to use I would recommend phoning them and talking them through your unit, I found that a couple of photos of the chassis solved my problems very quickly as they couldn't quite understand my description of the chassis steelwork layout.

Would I fit one again? No I would pay the extra and take it easy while someone else crawled around on the floor under my FC. Do I regret having fitted it NO! Its so handy.

Main reason for fitting one is the steep slope down from the road on our driveway. The trailer can now be drive under its own power up and down the drive, no more fighting it down the slope. On sites its great and easily can manouvre its self into place without strained backs. On hardstandings its fine again just stop close to the hardstand, unhitch, engage the mover and drive it into place

Mike

Message posted by sarypops01/7/2010 at 12:57pm
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Hello

I have bought a eurotech motor mover on Ebay is there a quick way to fit these?  As winding the handle off and jacking up van is very time consuming.  Mine has what looks like a plug on it but the pins don't match the electrics on van.

Sarah

 

 


Message posted by JuneR10107/7/2010 at 7:12pm
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I had a Purpleline Enduro mover fitted to my Pennine Countryman by the dealer. I am very pleased with the mover and it gets the trailer round a tight corner, up a steepish drive and into the garage. I wouldn't want to be without it. The only problem is that the DEALER ("We fit a lot of these, sir") fitted the unit upside-down on to the chassis without using the Low Profile Chassis Adapter Plates (available from Purple line for about 30). The result was that the motor only had a ground clearance of 3.5" and being a complete and utterly naive novice I thought that this would be OK providing I was a bit careful... WRONG!! The motor casings have taken a bit of scraping(no surprise there) but fortunately, nothing has been seriously damaged. It seems it is the concave surfaces which are the real problem, i.e. dips/gullies in the road.

I have since done my homework and have discovered that it will be a simple enough job to refit the units the right way up on to the adaptor plates. It will involve drilling three holes in each chassis member and bolting the plates on . The units simply clamp on to the plates and I will have to check the cable connections to the control box. If my measurements are correct I should now havea ground clearance of about 6" and one heck of lot more peace of mind!

The camper, by the way has been to Somerset, Devizes, Southwold, Alsace, Black Forest, Austria. It has been tested by storm, tempest and 4 days of solid rain and giant slugs in Austria (I jest not) and it performed really well. It was surprisingly easy to tow but I have found it advisable to remove the jockey wheel after it unwound itself on the M25 in the rush hour(ouch). And DO get one of those towing mirrors which really helps you see the road behind. A few Quid well spent. We use our 2L Mondeo as the tow car and I can't quite see behind the trailer in the central mirror.

(We bought the Unit at the NEC last October.)

Mick

Message posted by rmp99qa12/7/2010 at 7:58pm
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Got a 2010 Pennine Crusader and its the bis.

Immediately fitted a Rhyno at 800 all in with charger and life time guarentee  No problems and bespoke fit by them at no extra cost to me unlike the others.

 



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