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  1. We have a Numax CXV 110AH leisure battery which appears to be functioning very happily, in a 20yr old Rapido pop-top caravan. It's our first ever caravan, we bought it in 2017, and we intend to keep it as long as possible, since it does all we want. It's quite obvious that the battery, as supplied by the dealer, is fatter than the original one, and the door on the compartment doesn't close as well as it should. It's becoming apparent that resulting distortion is probably causing a damp problem, which can hopefully be knocked on the head and allowed to dry out, but I feel that the o
  2. I tried to choose the Motor Mover forum but that choice was greyed out so I have placed this here. My son has a Bailey Ranger 440/4, bought second hand. It has a motor mover. He was warned by the seller that the battery would need recharging before the MM would work. We felt the battery was too small to run a MM anyway, but he fully charged the battery and sure enough, nothing happened. Our first thoughts were that the MM was broken, but when my husband connected it via jump leads to his car battery with the car motor running, the MM worked just fine! Enco
  3. Hi everyone, Im a newbie here and looking for guidence. I've had 4 E-go Platinum movers fitted to my twin axle Bailey Pegasus for around 7 years and while they have worked a treat over this time, one of them now has an issue. The nylon drive gear inside the unit has broke and while I have been able to get a replacement part from Purple Line, I'm having great difficulty is getting drive mechanism stripped down to replace the drive gear. Speaking with the techinal support team at Purple Line, it seems to be a common fault with these units after a period of time and although they could supply
  4. Hi. I’m brand new to towing. We bought a 2007 swift challenger a couple of weeks ago, with the above named mover on it. We’ve spent a lot of time getting used to different things but have not yet towed because we cannot get the mover to work. It’s parked on a decent slope so nervous to try and move manually. So basically we have had the mover engaged and working for the distance of about 2ft and then it just stopped. Nothing. We have done the following: new batteries in remote new leisure battery tried to re-pair the remote to the control box
  5. I was recently on a site in Yorkshire and saw a chap trying to reverse his car to couple up without to much success. He was heaving on the jockey wheel but because the caravan brakes were on he was getting no where. After the third attempt I decided I should help but as soon as I got near to his van when he appeared with the remote for his motor mover. So I went back to my ‘van. He got the caravan positioned with the mover. I was sitting in the awning when his caravan rolled past and crashed into the hedge next to my caravan. Luckly no serious damage was done
  6. So I had my tyres replaced recently and with a weight upgrade on my Sterling Eccles the tyre pressure was increased to 64psi. When trying to connect out powrtouch classic rollers onto the new tyres, there was a greater resistance when engaging via the manual handle. After a good search around the internet I set to making the roller adjustment myself is it looked relatively easy. Firstly make sure you have the right socket, mine was a 17mm/M10 deep socket for the bracket and the stopper block. Ensure you have 2 x 20mm block to fill the space between tyre and roller
  7. i have a truma twin axle motor mover fitted to my single axle caravan when operated the right side motor runs slower than the left . bought a new 110 amp leisure battery and new battery in remote i changed the cables on the control box and the opposite happened the left side was running slow could my control box or remote be at fault would be grateful for any help
  8. Hello Friends, I've just seen an advert for a motorised jockey wheel & rather than have a traditional motorised mover fitted, was wondering if this might offer similar ease of van manipulation for one person handling? Has anyone experience of using one of these?
  9. Help. ... We have now had our van nearly 2 years. . the first time I used the double axle mover it worked fabulous, since then it has deteriorated. . wow. .. I have put the recommended battery on (new and replaced twice), the terminals burnt the terminal covers, and the caravan travel distances has got shorter and shorter and shorter before battery dies. Last night I charged the battery to when the light said ready (this morning), placed it in the van, the van moved 3 inch's (really) and its dead. after about 10 mins everything comes back on (without me doing anything) I test the battery o
  10. When I changed my caravan 2 years ago, I took the mover off and fitted it on my present one. I did not fit the blocks to the axle due to how heavy they were. (I had not fitted them on the previous one either, the were in a box in the garage) I had the mover adjusted Friday, as, getting older, it was very difficult to engage, having had slightly larger tyres fitted. I explained to the fitter what needed doing, just undo 4 bolts each side and slide it back. He mentioned the blocks and took a photo to convince me they were fitted. The caravan has never been
  11. Hi everyone, We recently bought a new to us Bailey Pageant Series 5 with a Truma Caravan Mover 11, Version M1. When we hitched up at the dealers the mover worked fine but we had a blow out on the van on the way home so the AA recovered us, it turned out the van was fitted with car tyres at only 600 kgs rating so no wonder it blew :-( I have now fitted the correct tyres but they are slightly larger in diameter than the tyres that came off so the 20mm gap between mover rollers and tyres was now a lot less, so i found the correct paperwork and reset the gap on both sides to 20mm ar per T
  12. I realise this may be met by a chorus of protesting shrieks, but am going to ask anyway. ... !! I was told last week that the motor mover could be left with the rollers set on the tyres as extra security, on the grounds that most thieves wouldn't carry their own key and wrench to unset them, and so the 'van wouldn't go anywhere even if they overcame any hitch lock or wheel clamp you'd set. My instinct is that this would be bad for the tyres & bad for the machinery, to be left like this, under pressure, so I'm inclined to join in the cries of "No no!" . .. but just in case. .. doe
  13. From the album: Swift Challenger 400

    we bought this little van on Sunday to replace the one we lost over Easter, very pleased with it for the money, nice and tidy with no signs of damp anywhere.
  14. If I left the motor mover connected on the tyre for a day, will this cause any damage to the tyre?
  15. Went to collect caravan from storage yesterday. Engaged motor mover (it dates from 2007, and has electric engagement of rollers) , moved caravan, hitched up to car and then found one roller wouldn't move away from the tyre. Put caravan back in its parking space! Went home, found paper work, phoned Powrtouch. They had my details on their computer, and told me how to manually retract roller. So back to caravan, another quick call and they talked me through removing the rubber cover, and exposing the nut. Then it's a lot of rotations (electric drill helped) of nut and job done.
  16. We are parking our van on the drive but the gate is quite narrow and we live on a busy road. I want to find an easier/quicker way to get it onto the drive to avoid holding up the traffic. The first time needed 3 people to push as there is an initial hump to get over through the gate. We won't always have this help and the whole process was un-controlled so likely we will catch the gate or wall at some stage. Reversing in may be tough particularly if there are cars parked opposite. So I am considering a motor mover but I have some basic questions. Firstly on cross-actuation: I hav
  17. I am replacing a motor mover on my Sprite Major 6. The existing wiring for the old mover has no conduit protection on the wires connected to the motors and is held to the caravan floor by stapled clips underneath. Questions (sorry probably obvious) 1 I would like to fill the staple holes when taking out the staples. What is recommended to fill the holes in the caravan floor underneath. 2 If I left the existing mover cables in place and connected the newer motor mover would the cables be ok as it doesn't have any conduit to protect it. 3 Any idea of how I would be able to get
  18. Can I move the van with the motor mover with the electric plugged in would it do any damage
  19. HI I am fitting a Truma S1 Motor mover and have got to the stage where I am now fitting the isolator switch. 1/ I was going to put the isolator switch in the battery box just below the main hook up (either just below with enough of a gap so the hook up will fit without the red key or below and to the left). Is this where it is usually fitted? 2/ Does the isolator need some form of silicon seal around the drilled hole edge to avoid any gases from the battery getting through to inside of the caravan (i know it will bolt up but wqs corncened about any gaps) 3/ From the isolator
  20. We have teamed up with Autofix to bring you a great offer 2 lucky Autowfix motor mover customers will win their money back! Any customers who purchase an Enduro 2 motor mover from Autofix between now and the 2014 Spring Caravan & Camping Show will have the opportunity to win their money back by entering the prize draw. The Caravan Talk Team will be doing the draw on the Autowfix stand at the 2014 Spring Show at the NEC. We’ll confirm the date and time a little closer to the Show, so remember to check back nearer the time. Simply follow this link to the Au
  21. Have got a reich mover that was on our last van and has been put onto this one when we bought it. .. My question is does anyone have a reich mover that actually works? Ours seems only willing to move the van if it's on flat dry Tarmac. Anything else and the mover on the left wheel just spins round on the tyre, slipping. Is it a faulty install or just a rubbish product? We have only ever had this one which came with our last van, so not sure whether it's any good or working properly or not. ...
  22. Don't miss out on our Winter Service Offer or our Powrtouch Motor Mover Offer! When they're gone they're gone!
  23. Hi I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and have a motor mover fitted. Because my caravan is small (Freedom Sunseeker) I am having to go to Freedom for it but my question is; - I'm still a bit raw on the detail of these things but I understand that they have to be 'engaged' (is that the word?) before use but if you park near a wall/fence, can you leave it engaged for long periods or should you have one that is automatic? Sorry if I am using the wrong jargon here but hopefully you understand what I'm getting at!
  24. Hi I have a 1998 Avondale Avocet with onboard water tank and underfloor spare wheel housing so space for a motor mover is quite limited. Has anyone fitted a mover to this type of caravan if so which mover did you use? Tedward
  25. I recently purchased new (black) handset. Paired up with board but nothing works. Tried normal reset, also disconnecting battery to reset. Tried various ways to pair unit etc etc etc. The battery is good. There are no fault lights. Just nothing works? Can't hear relays clicking and nothing from motors at all. Checked through all connections look good. Cannot see any isolation switch or fuse? Thought maybe fuse to motors somewhere had gone but doesn't seem to be any. Would the brushes show these symptoms? Problem is I cannot hear relays clicking on board either! Got me lost. Has anyon
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