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#1 suffolkleisure

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 12:58 PM

Good Afternoon everyone

Just thought I would bring your attention to some new Products on the Market.

Now a few years ago I saw my first Motormover and look how they have taken of, Lots of Caravans have these fitted now and they do make life a lot easier,
Well what about your caravan that can self level, I hear some of you say that there has been a few systems like this over the years which some of you have seen, But I bet many of you have not seen the E&P system which is Hydraulic.

Now just to explain a little on this system, It has two rams which are fitted to your axle which lower first, Then followed by the four Alko big feet legs which are fitted with Hydraulic rams which then support the four corners of your caravan.

Once the caravan has had all the rams down it is solid and perfectly level in under 2 minutes,

Now that has saved you lots of time and effort.

Please have a look at www.rideandlevelingsystems.co.uk that are specialised fitters in this system.

Regards

Suffolkleisure

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:04 PM

My view is a good idea for a motorhome with four or six wheels to level - I have sometimes struggled to level on a side to side basis. Maybe not as useful on a caravan which is very easy to level front to back, and looks easy enough to level on the side to side. My other concern, as a potential caravan newbie would be the weight of the thing.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

I saw such a system in operation on a Dutch 'van 2 years ago whilst in France. It looked quite impressive and easy to use. But with the not inconsiderable cost of purchasing and fitting such a system, together with yet more weight cutting into your loading margins, me thinks I will stick with my Fiamma levelling ramps and chocks.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:33 PM

Hi all

The system is also available for Motorhomes and that is really impressive . The weight of the unit is under 20kg for Caravans which is very light, Most of the materials are very light using aluminium rams and special materials.

Overall cost is not much more than some of the Expensive movers that are on the Market.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 02:49 PM

1) 20kg is a big chunk out of the payload for most.

2) Caravan steadies are just that and aren't designed to lift the caravan... how does this device strengthen the floor and or chassis to cope with the stresses of lifting the caravan when levelling?

3) Are you planning to sponsor this site in order to comply with their advertising rules?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 03:00 PM

Good Afternoon everyone

Just thought I would bring your attention to some new Products on the Market.

Now a few years ago I saw my first Motormover and look how they have taken of, Lots of Caravans have these fitted now and they do make life a lot easier,
Well what about your caravan that can self level, I hear some of you say that there has been a few systems like this over the years which some of you have seen, But I bet many of you have not seen the E&P system which is Hydraulic.

Now just to explain a little on this system, It has two rams which are fitted to your axle which lower first, Then followed by the four Alko big feet legs which are fitted with Hydraulic rams which then support the four corners of your caravan.

Once the caravan has had all the rams down it is solid and perfectly level in under 2 minutes,

Now that has saved you lots of time and effort.

Please have a look at www.rideandlevelingsystems.co.uk that are specialised fitters in this system.

Regards

Suffolkleisure.co.uk


I have looked on the website, and does not give a lot of info on the equipment, just some write ups.

Radiotwo

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 03:46 PM

Another solution looking for a problem that doesn't exist IMO.

In fact, I have trouble understanding what it does,

"E&P has good news for you, we have a levelling system. will resemble the bottom, Cabrera is placed in a stable level position balloon automatically."

Really?

"Jackís Ron impairs downwards so that no torsion will develop on the undercarriage"

That's a relief then.

Here are the operating instructions,

"Youíre thinking: itís just a matter of lifting the Programme with the Jack, sliding the plank under and thatís that."

Actually, I'm not.




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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:02 PM

My first starter caravan I bought a few years back, a 1980 Abbey GT212 had hydraulic corner steadies fitted on it, It was operated in the front locker by a handle similar to a hydraulic jack, it had 4 valves that you could lock off, you levelled up as normal then pumped the handle, the steadies would all go down until they felt a certain pressure and found their own level, you then released the valve and they all came up again, it was brilliant. never seen another like it since.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:11 PM

After that first push the button on the control unit, for lightweight children will hydraulic jacks are lowered

I would class my children as being more "medium to heavyweight" will this system still work for me?

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 04:51 PM

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I don't know if this is anything like the system fitted to our motorhome. All I do is hit the Auto-level button, and go and put the kettle on!
All four hydraulic jacks are then lowered until they contact the ground. There's a short pause, then they are operated in pairs until the unit is level. The device will squeak to confirm all is set.
To raise the jacks. Press Auto-Retract and again the unit will squeak to confirm when they are all fully raised.
Each jack can also be driven manually if required.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:12 AM

If you fit one for me for free of all charges I will re-write your website. In English.

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 06:56 PM

dont know many caravans over 3.5 tonnes available in the UK :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:37 PM

We also fit systems to motorhomes and thats where the 3.5 tonne weight came in.. Website Builder is making a few alterations on Tuesday so Caravan system and Motorhome should be seperated easier..

This system is fully Hydraulic and once you see some operating then some of you will want one!!

I hope to get the Video on the website so you can all see it working..
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 12:28 PM

Hi All

Video clips have now been added so that you can see the caravan level

Or please have a look www.rideandlevelingsystems.co.uk
Thanks

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 12:36 PM

I'll stick with my electric drill and manual steadies

Fair cheaper

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

Last year in France a Dutch Hymer Eriba Nova arrived on site. The Dutch gentleman got out of his car holding a fistful of remote controls.

He unhitched the van and parked it with the first remote for the mover.

With the second remote he raised the satellite dish which turned and locked on remotely.

Finally he pointed the last remote controller at the van, the corner steadies slowly lowered and when they were all touching the ground the caravan appeared to shake itself and it was level.

Unfortunately he still needed a corkscrew to open the wine.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:51 AM

Last year in France a Dutch Hymer Eriba Nova arrived on site. The Dutch gentleman got out of his car holding a fistful of remote controls.

He unhitched the van and parked it with the first remote for the mover.

With the second remote he raised the satellite dish which turned and locked on remotely.

Finally he pointed the last remote controller at the van, the corner steadies slowly lowered and when they were all touching the ground the caravan appeared to shake itself and it was level.

Unfortunately he still needed a corkscrew to open the wine.

The fool! Has he never heard of a wife?
Or screw caps?
Or an intravenous drip...?
Or beer..hmm..needs a bottle opener..or a wife...etc
Must admit though, the automatic satellite dishes are pretty impressive. And probably quite heavy.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 06:35 AM

I like it!

I've never needed motor movers because i can handle my outfit with the car! Although they have their uses for people who perhaps are elderly or unable to get their van where they want it using a vehicle.

On the subject of self leveling, having a twin axle it can be a real pain getting it level side to side, as i also see other members have had the same problem it cant just be me.

I would seriously consider one of these systems, especially if its true that they don't put any extra stress on the frame. That would be my only concern.

Edited by ianmoore28, 09 July 2011 - 06:51 AM.


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Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:28 AM

Well having emailed for more details, i can say that its way too expensive for my budget. £2231 PLUS vat makes it £2677!!!! I'm not sure what motor movers the OP is comparing it to but I'm struggling to find one over 2k for a twin axle van.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 12:35 PM

Hi all,
He got it right with the Hymer, not sure about the leveling system or fitted remote satelite system though! I'm sure most UK caravan manufacturers would poo-poo the fitting of the leveling system regards warranty, and the roof mounted Sat dishes are OK if parked " middle on the peg " it is able to get uninterupted view of the rquired satelite.Catch ya later,indoors.




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