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Message posted by Pickled Onion11/6/2013 at 4:43pm
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Quote: Originally posted by eyebrows on 11/6/2013
Also we can bring the van to the hitch without falling out before the journey

Oh yes, ...... enough said,

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Message posted by Nescafe8411/6/2013 at 5:00pm
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We had a truma one on our last van like a previous person said they acquired carver and whilst it was good it was no where near as good as the purpleline enduro we have fitted now to our new van. I can certainly recommend them and a lot cheaper than powertouch.

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Message posted by trouter11/6/2013 at 11:02pm
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     We have a Powertouch mover,wish we had got one sooner,it saves the clutch on the car as they can be very expensive to replace ( Mondeo TDCI zetec S) Also we are in our seventies now so spinning the caravan around manually is out of the question.Best thing we have bought for the caravan.

 



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Message posted by Logan112/6/2013 at 4:20pm
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White Rose.-- I think you will find movers come in different power ratings so make sure its up to the job. We have a small van which doesn't really warrant a mover but it came with one and I love using it when I'm sat inside the van just to see passers by reaction

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Message posted by devon-john12/6/2013 at 6:41pm
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We moved up to a better used van which came with a Reich mover. Typically German engineering, very efficient does the job very well. Wife disabled so its all down to me. Even the slightest incline or side slope can be a problem when moving a modest weight caravan especially when ground is soft.My only beef is using an inflatable dolly wheel ( recommended) has to be positioned correctly before raising. Still think they are bloody brilliant when you have arthritic knees.

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Message posted by White Rose13/6/2013 at 2:40pm
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Thank you all - will re-read and digest, but I guess the answer is a Carver one is going to be pretty old and probably not as powerful as more modern movers and I should perhaps see if I can hold out for one of those. 

I like the idea of them simply because it'll make the caravan easy for me to hitch on my own - meaning I can take the children away when Mr WR is busy at the weekend, rather than waiting to be delivered and collected like small parcels :-)


Message posted by ronniemca13/6/2013 at 7:40pm
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Have a power touch.absolutely brilliant.just sited my van on a pitch overlooking lake Garda ,and it would have been a nightmare to position without my mover

Message posted by Patches13/6/2013 at 11:34pm
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Our van came with a Powertorch mover, fitted by the previous owner.   It's a godsend and means getting the van in and out of storage is now a one man job, instead of the whole family with one at each corner.  It wasn't possible to reverse it in as there wasn't sufficient space, the spaces were very tight indeed.

Its also great when hitching up, as very slight adjustments can be made to get the hitch over the towball into exactly the right spot.

As has been said though, a good leisure battery is an absolute must and it must be in tip top condition at all times as the movers really give them a battering.


Message posted by checkley197317/6/2013 at 11:47pm
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Does anyone know the difference between the purple line enduro and the Eco ?

Been researching and now I'm just confused !


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