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Message posted by Jofang24/3/2012 at 5:26pm
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I have double axle Buccaneer weighing in at almost 2 tons loaded and I have a 90 degree turn into my drive way from a narrow road that's on a slight incline. I've got four motor movers fitted and they struggle to make the turn due to tyre scrub. I hose down the road each time I go in and out to provide some lubrication to ease the tyre scrub, but the motor movers struggle and I'm concerned that if ever one of the fails I'll be stranded blocking the road.

I've seen some really smart motor movers in the USA that fasten to the tow hitch and have enough power to spin around a 747. Has anyone bought or seen a suitable piece if kit in the UK? I've seen some items myself on the net, but they all depict 2 wheel vans on flat surfaces, which are easy enough to move by hand. I need much more power, maybe even 230v.



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Message posted by Tidburyboy25/3/2012 at 7:48pm
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Message posted by John470325/3/2012 at 8:01pm
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Why not have a front tow ball fitted to your car? Loads of power and amazing easy to manoeuvre.

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In November 2019 we trading in our old caravan and bought a new Elddis Avante 454 as we liked the idea of a 2 berth with a fixed bed.
We have booked a lot of caravan sites for 2020 but are cancelling and rebooking for 2021.

Message posted by littlejack4025/3/2012 at 8:13pm
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If you dont fancy a towball on front of the car, use a mini garden tractor with front towball - seen several of these on different storage sites for manouvering customers vans in and out of store.

Message posted by millermicm25/3/2012 at 9:23pm
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I'd use an old ride on mower. regularly on ebay minus rusted out cutting deck. Stick a towball fore or aft or both.

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Message posted by jasie26/3/2012 at 8:49am
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we have a twin axle 1500kg ish, and have to do much the same....i actually only have the twin motor fitted now, although we have to give it a helping push going up the dropkerb bit it does the job. All i do is drop the nose as much as poss to reduce the scrub on the rear tyres.

if its any help we started off with one of those Mr Shifta units on the towball. once it was set-up it was fairly good and did have the power to do it. the problem i had is that i had no space to swing it enough and it just got in the way (we have a narrow road and the opposite kerb was in the way to manoever the shifta)

you can get those airplane/heli shifters, but you are looking at thousands.



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