Caravan motor movers are often a hot topic of discussion amongst the caravanning community. We have provided you with a simple guide which busts the myths around movers and how they enhance your caravan experience. Leisure accessory experts Purple Line produce some of the most highly regarded movers in the world which are designed and developed from their head office in Suffolk, UK.
What is a caravan motor mover?
The short version is that it’s an electric device that turns your caravan into a remote-control car.
The long version is that a motor mover is a system which consists of 2 or more electric motors which is usually attached to the underside of your caravan, folding camper, trailer tent or trailer. This is then manually or automatically applied to the wheel which enables you to control it using a handheld remote control.
Do I need a motor mover?
If you’d like to make your caravanning a lot easier the answer is yes! As caravans are large, heavy and difficult to manoeuvre at the best of times most people would welcome a way to make this easier and a caravan motor mover is exactly that!
How can a motor mover make my life easier?
By making your caravan remote controllable you can rest easy as soon you depart for your holiday. The mover can be used to slowly bring the caravan up to the hitch ball on your tow vehicle using inch perfect precision. You can use the caravan mover to get onto your pitch without any complex and stressful manoeuvring with a vehicle. Even previously stressful tasks such as getting your caravan up your sloped drive and down a tight gap at the side of your property is a breeze! You can also walk around the caravan when manoeuvring meaning that you can always see where you are going.
Won’t all of this equipment increase my payload?
Yes of course adding any additional equipment will always add weight to your van. However modern movers like the Quattro Rhodium weighs a mere 22 kg for the 2 motors which is a small price to pay with the amount of freedom it gives you.
This sounds very complicated to use?
It’s really not – most companies will fit movers for you in no time and using the mover itself is incredibly simple. The Quattro Smart handset has an easy-to-use rollerball system which means you can move your caravan up your drive and between your house and garage using just your thumb! The ‘soft-start’ 360 degree fluid movement give you the smoothest manoeuvring combined with the ultimate control.
Can I use a mover with a large twin axle caravan?
Not a problem! Caravan movers can move incredible weights! Movers like the Quattro Titanium can move 2200kg with a standard 2-wheel system and can be upgraded to an all-wheel drive system which can move a massive 3500kg. Considering the average weight of the caravan sold today is 1500kg there will be system out there which works for you.
Are caravan movers safe to use?
Yes, very safe. Most modern movers come within built safety systems, and some go further than that. The Quattro Diamond mover has a unique twin roller system which distributes pressure on the caravan’s tyre reducing the chance of tyre damage and even blow outs. It also has anti roll back technology which means your caravan will stay exactly where you’ve moved it to. The Quattro Smart Remote also has a bold LCD screen which shows live feedback of signal, leisure battery and handset battery status keeping you fully informed so you can be as safe as possible.
What level warranty comes with motor movers?
Most movers will come with a 5 year warranty which shows the confidence that the manufacturers have in their products. The Quattro range of caravan movers from Purple Line are so confident in their products that the entire range come with a market leading 7 year warranty!
Purple Line Quattro movers can be found at dealers nationwide, find your closest retailer here: www.purpleline.co.uk or call 01473 601200 for more information.