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Subject Topic: Speed bumps
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13/5/2012 at 3:26pm
 Location: Southwest
 Outfit: Mondeo 2.2 Titanium X
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I like to remove our jockey wheel when towing so it can't hit anything. The site we use regularly used to have a bad speed bump which I've touched once or twice so I started removing the jockey and do it every time now. I also remove it & replace it with a short length of steel tube when the van is parked outside the house as our van is hitched to an RSJ which is concreted into the border and removing the jockey makes it harder for any scumbags to move the van..

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15/5/2012 at 7:24am
 Location: leics
 Outfit:  disco td5_ avondale corfu.
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Mines pneumatic never had a problem.you watch i will now i said that.



18/5/2012 at 10:28am
 Location: None Entered
 Outfit: Swift Challenger Sport 524 VW Carave
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When we changed to a pneumatic-tyred jockey wheel on our last van, I had to remove the wheel (using R-clip) whilst towing.  The wheel, being much larger diameter and wider, was too close to the road when raised, and great care was necessary to ensure it did not foul the brake rod linked to the tow hitch.

We feel that moving the jockey wheel from the bracket fitted to the side of the A-frame was a retrograde step.  It was a simple matter to remove the whole jockey wheel assembly after hitching up.  This completely removed problems such as fouling speed bumps or the wheel winding down during towing.

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23/5/2012 at 10:22am
 Location:  Blackpool
 Outfit: Abbey GTS 418+Defender 110
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Is the jockey wheel easy to remove as we have also encounted this problem with our new to us Abbey Caravan....

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24/5/2012 at 12:34pm
 Location: Kent
 Outfit: ex Caravanner now Static.
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Quote: Originally posted by suzzie on 23/5/2012
Is the jockey wheel easy to remove as we have also encounted this problem with our new to us Abbey Caravan....

It depends if your caravan has a side or a centre jockey wheel (by that I mean it is on the side of the A frame or does the wheel shaft pass through the centre of the A frame.

For a centre wheel you have to wind the wheel up until the lower & upper parts separate. then take the wheel out the bottom & the handle attachment out the top.

With a side wheel, the handle on the a frame that lifts the wheel up can be fully undone & the bracket then opens allowing the jockey wheel to be removed complete.



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