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I have just arranged for a Reich Comfort mover to be fitted to a new Lunar caravan. Has anyone had any experience of this type of mover? I have bought it in preference to a Powrmover. Have I made the right decision? :huh:

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Don't know if you have made the right choice. I went for a powrtouch mainly because of the 5 year no quibble (and they don't) guarantee. I looked at all the available makes and powrtouch seemed to be the most popular at that time.

 

They are great devices and good luck with your choice.

 

Pete.

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Aberwhite

 

Excellent choice if I may say so. I have had the Reich Move Control for 3 years and it is really excellent. Personally I think it is made to a higher standard of engineering compare to either the Carver or Powertouch. At least it was when I was looking to buy. I fitted mine myself and have swapped it to the new van last year. The motors are positioned on the inside of chassis members which should allow the addition of shock absorbers should you want to fit them.

 

David

David - Milton Keynes

Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome for holidays and a Kia Venga for home.

 

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Don't know if you have made the right choice. I went for a powrtouch mainly because of the 5 year no quibble (and they don't) guarantee. I looked at all the available makes and powrtouch seemed to be the most popular at that time.

 

They are great devices and good luck with your choice.

 

Pete.

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the no quibble guaranty mean just that, the customer service is one of the best. the coating on my roller broke due to a stone trapped in the tyre and I rang powertouch I had 2 rollers delivered within 48 hrs and as soon as it was delivered the engineer rang me to arrange suitable date and time to change it

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:D I have been advised by my dealer that the Reich is the best one to buy - am currently waiting for their new twin axle mover to come onto the market . ...... no point in spending money on something you may not be satisfied with

 

Margaret

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I don't do technical !!!

Just me and my showdogs!!

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We had a Reich mover fitted to our van and its the best thng we ever did, should have done it years ago. I was at the stand at Earls Court, a couple were dithering about buying one until I talked to them, they bought one, we are going to get it moved onto our new van when we collect it in April.

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I would say it is down to personal choice between the two. ..I doubt you could live on the difference. .both excellent products

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Hi

 

Had a Reich Mover fitted two years ago to a new Bailey Vendee - turns out to be the best accessory I've ever bought for the caravan.

 

I caravan all year round and I've been amazed how it will shift the caravan over very muddy ground without too much slip.

 

Had the problem of coating stripping on one roller by virtue of a small stone picked up by the tyre. Need to watch this. :blink:

 

 

Graham

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Trust me, you wont go wrong with a reich , there a really good product and i have  fitted many , to the lunar as well on its alko chassis. a move move in the right direction. Ste ;)

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Hi, Please can you tell me if these units are easy to fit and how long do they take to install. Many thanks, Rob.

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Hi, Please can you tell me if these units are easy to fit and how long do they take to install. Many thanks, Rob.

 

 

Rob

 

Have a look here Fitting a Reich Move Control I have fitted mine to two vans now. Its bette if you have two people but it can be done with one.

Please get back to me if you want more info.

 

David

David - Milton Keynes

Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome for holidays and a Kia Venga for home.

 

Caravan Travels

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Hi, Please can you tell me if these units are easy to fit and how long do they take to install. Many thanks, Rob.

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Rob it usally takes me about 3 hrs+ to do the job the hardest part is offering up the motors to the chassis members. then its just a case of setting the correct gaps to the road wheels and doing the wiring and isolationn switch . if your doing it out side it does help if you get a sunny day, its not much fun doing it in the wet. Ste. ;)

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We had a reich comfort fitted to our 20 year old caravan last year. Rang powertouch but they weren`t interested as the van wasn`t a newer one. Rang a local dealer, Ewood caravans, Darwen, Blackburn, and they said no problem. Had it fitted and serviced with them. Cost for the mover and fitting was £950. It cost more than the van but because our driveway slopes it was the best thing for moving the van up and down. We are buying a new van this year hopefully and will be getting the mover switched over to our new van.

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Hi CarolB

 

Just wondering why powertouch were not interested in your van? Surely business is business and the age of the van is irrelevant? Or am I missing something? My reason foe the query is that I am considering a mover for my van which is about 12 years old. Glad you are pleased with the Reich - do they have a web site? A google search did not reveal.

 

Regards

 

Hippo

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just a quick point on the reich mover and chassis , the mover will fit most chassis but a special adapter plate(clampping brkt) is required on some BPW chassis, also for those of you out there with lunars built on TW chassis a modified chassis member plate is avalible that lowers the mover :) . the plate replicates a section of a modern chassis about 8-10 inches in depth, just thought id let you know in case you were pondering about getting one. if your not sure about wether it wil fit your van just ask and i'll tell you. Ste ;)

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Hi CarolB

 

Just wondering why powertouch were not interested in your van? Surely business is business and the age of the van is irrelevant? Or am I missing something? My reason foe the query is that I am considering a mover for my van which is about 12 years old. Glad you are pleased with the Reich - do they have a web site? A google search did not reveal.

 

Regards

 

Hippo

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Hi Hippo

 

Reich website

http://www1. reich-web. com/index. html

Brian

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Hi CarolB

 

Just wondering why powertouch were not interested in your van? Surely business is business and the age of the van is irrelevant? Or am I missing something? My reason foe the query is that I am considering a mover for my van which is about 12 years old. Glad you are pleased with the Reich - do they have a web site? A google search did not reveal.

 

Regards

 

Hippo

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Hi Hippo

They said it was something to do with the height of the van. I was told to take some measurements and they would ring me back to see if the mover would fit. I waited a few days and got no reply phone call so I rang them back and was again told that an engineer would ring me back. I waited about another week or so but still no reply so I rang a dealer nearer me. The only reason I wanted the powertouch was because it could be fitted at home. The dealer I rang was very helpful and told me the reich would fit about 95% of caravans and that as I had an Alko chassis it should be no problem and I could take it down and they would check it for me. I did and was told it would be no problem. We had the mover fitted a week later. I got the details about the mover from the caravan dealer. A lot of them have the brochure.

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I bought my mover just last year - Powrtouch 2 - because it would fit my Hobby chassis with its shock absorbers and still fit in front of the axle. I did not want the expensive electric motors behind the wheels collecting even more muck and road grit into their working parts.

However, although I fitted it myself, I don't really think it is worth the physical effort and discomfort just to save £60. 00. Get the experts to do it .

 

I agree with all the others that it is certainly the best accessory I have ever bought.

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I did not want the expensive electric motors behind the wheels collecting even more muck and road grit into their working parts.

 

Certainly not my experience with the Reich. In fact when I took it off my old van to put it on the new one I was surprised how little dirt there was on the motors. The most muck was on those parts on the outside of the chassis.

 

David

David - Milton Keynes

Bailey Alliance 66-2 Motorhome for holidays and a Kia Venga for home.

 

Caravan Travels

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