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Just bought a Bailey Senator Carolina 2006 and with it being a big heavy van was wondering what expirences members have with motor movers as I'm considerind having one fitted. :)

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Just bought a Bailey Senator Carolina 2006 and with it being a big heavy van was wondering what expirences members have with motor movers as I'm considerind having one fitted. :)

 

Hi caravanstu

 

I've got the same van with a Truma TE mover fitted. Unless you are very confident reversing then I think a mover is a must. The only issue I have with mine is that the van battery has to be in tip top condition or the mover stops working on one side. Unless your are Arnold Schwarzenegger with a buddy to help you will find this van is too heavy to move by hand without doing your back in (I've done it).

 

Sean

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I have just had a secondhand truma fitted at the house and demonstrated for £550 with 18 monthe warranty and I tell you I dont know how the hell we ever managed without one you can make the smallest movement ever to get your van close to the fence brilliant :D

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I have a Truma mover and would never contemplate having a van without one. One thing to remember is when you get it fitted make sure your tyres are at the correct manufacturers pressure. I had an experience with Discoverleasure (Barrons) where,during a service they inflated the tyres to 52 psi (taken from their own records) even though the correct pressure as recommended by the caravan manufacturer was 42 psi. As a consequence I found it impossible to engage the motor mover until I had deflated the tyres to the correct pressure (that being the pressure used at the time of fitting the mover). I have also found that if you allow your tyre pressure to drop this can result in the mover roller losing a bit of purchase on the tyre. Other than that I have not experienced any problem.

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Just bought a Bailey Senator Carolina 2006 and with it being a big heavy van was wondering what expirences members have with motor movers as I'm considerind having one fitted. :)

 

Hi Stu

We have the Bailey Pageant Series 7 Limousin Twin Axle 25. 8ft. MTPLM 1589Kg. We have a Powrtouch 3 fitted just to the rear axle and it is invaluable. Caravan is in storage and it is a dream to get in and out. Would not be without it.

Also from Manchester too.

 

Roy B

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Bailey Unicorn Barcelona 1 with Power Touch 4 wheel mover (February 2012) - Mercedes E320 CDI Avantgarde Auto V6 Estate

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i have a truma fitted tomy van and its the best thing since sliced bread :rolleyes:

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Our van has a MTPLN of 2000kg and since September 2005 it's been fitted with the twin axle Reich Move Control. I cannot vouch for their after sales support as I have never had to use it.

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Terry Birch
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what it boils down to is --- that if you have a mover -- what ever make it is a bl**y good bit of kit. .

 

wouldn't be without my Truma mover

 

but others are equally as good. .

 

Maurice

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After five years of caravanning, we've just had a Powrtouch 3 mover fitted, and it's wonderful! Not just the lack of mauling, but things like being able to put it back into staorage and get safely to within a couple of inches of the back of the next van. One tip, as it's such an expensive item - we could have got away with the smaller model but had the next one up so if we change the van to a bigger one we could keep the mover.

Jonathan.

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Hi all.

 

We have a Truma TE mover fitted to our Heritage ES6 and must say although i have only used it once it worked fantastic and we may have been in trouble with out it.

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Hi, I purchased new Bailey Senator Indiana last year its a lot bigger than my abbey which I'd had for about 7 year and struggled to get onto drive, thought I'd treat myself to a mover best move I have ever made, well worth it. No more hoping the family are around when I get home, its a breeze. Go ahead and go for the easy life. Willybob

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Hi, not sure whether to jump on this thread or start a new one. ..but here goes.

 

I will be taking delivery of my first Twin axle van soon and will invest in a twin mover. At home we need to turn the van 90 degrees to get it across the garden. (Previous single axle van with Carver mover was no problem)

 

I understand the issues with turning a twin axle and have seen a video of a Reich Twin rotating in length of van + meter or so. - OK, so it shuffles backwards, turns, shuffle forward etc, but for me it would do the job I want.

 

I like the idea of the Powrtouch twin, but so far no one has managed to tell me if I could use it to turn the van in the same confines. I am told tha at least two van lengths are required - but isn't this just letting the Mover make a turn without any shuffling ?

 

 

Can anyone comment whether the Powrtouch (Twin) can peform a (tightish) turn through the method described above

Thanks,

 

Treg

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Hi, not sure whether to jump on this thread or start a new one. ..but here goes.

 

I will be taking delivery of my first Twin axle van soon and will invest in a twin mover. At home we need to turn the van 90 degrees to get it across the garden. (Previous single axle van with Carver mover was no problem)

 

I understand the issues with turning a twin axle and have seen a video of a Reich Twin rotating in length of van + meter or so. - OK, so it shuffles backwards, turns, shuffle forward etc, but for me it would do the job I want.

 

I like the idea of the Powrtouch twin, but so far no one has managed to tell me if I could use it to turn the van in the same confines. I am told tha at least two van lengths are required - but isn't this just letting the Mover make a turn without any shuffling ?

 

 

Can anyone comment whether the Powrtouch (Twin) can peform a (tightish) turn through the method described above

Thanks,

 

Treg

treg,have a powertouch twin mover fitted to a Coachman twin axle. Great turning circle using the "shuffel method" dont recomend trying the turns in one movement as the strain on the non revolving wheels is too great but can honestly say great piece of kit regards O>V>M
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