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I have a powrtouch, brilliant! :)

 

they fit them at your home or on site etc, there is a link at the top of the page,

 

but put a search in for movers, and see the results

Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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I've been looking myself lately and the most popular on ALL forums I visit without exception, is the Powrtouch.

 

This fact is leaning me towards a Powrtouch, after all, these are real people with actual experience and that's better than any advertisment!

 

That said, Rhyno are an up and coming company with very good prices. Just how they compare to Powrtouch however, I do not know!

 

The others I've seen are all expensive by comparison.

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I was interested in the Rhyno too but a couple of things stopped me. ..

 

1) They don't do the link bar to put both rollers onto the wheels from the one side of the van.

 

2) The extra "service" that Powrtouch seem to offer. Advice on which model to fit, excellent on delivery and fitting time and I got a discount too!!

 

That said. ..I've not yet come across anybody who has not been happy with their mover, whatever make it is.

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I decided to go for a reconditioned Powrtouch unit which would have come with a 3yr warranty but after ordering it they contacted me to say it had failed their tests and didn't have anothr recon unit in stock at that time so, for no extra charge they supplied me with a brand new unit! Superb customer service and no hesitation in recommending them or their products.

 

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I would normally be the first to recommend Powertouch and I may well continue. . but!...

 

. ..Trauma have launched a brand new soft start design with which you do everything on the remote control including engaging/disengaging the drive rollers!!

 

I'm going down the NEC on Saturday and I am looking forward to see how well it works?

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Arc Systems are specialist Carver caravan product repairers, committed to providing a comprehensive service as well as spare parts for these popular heaters.

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That said. ..I've not yet come across anybody who has not been happy with their mover, whatever make it is.

 

 

I agrea with Oldbutnotwiser. Each of us can say that our choice of mover is the best, because that is what it is to us. Be Powertouch, Truma or whatever, we will, unless there has been a serious problem, say that our choice is best.

 

I have done a search of this forum searching for 'mover'. and possibly surprising to some people, there have in the last 12 months according to the results that came up, been three moderate adverse comments about Truma and one more serious complaint about Powertouch.

 

There have been more comments about Powertouch having to replacing parts under their warranty than there are for Truma. Does this meen that Powertouch movers go wrong more often than Truma? Who can tell. What does keep on appearing however is that those of us who have movers are absolutly over the moon with them, and have no hesitation in recommending them to other caravaners.

 

So Sue, tell your parents to research and go for the best deal.

 

It may be worth considering that as they are purchasing a new caravan there are advantages with going with their dealers recommendation (which most likely will be the one they sell), but at least any warranty work will all be under one dealership, with only one backside to kick if anything goes wrong.

 

Me, I have a Truma, probably changing my caravan in the next two weeks, waiting for visit to NEC, and then I will transfer my mover over to the new caravan and upgrade it to give me the softtouch action.

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I would normally be the first to recommend Powertouch and I may well continue. . but!...

 

. ..Trauma have launched a brand new soft start design with which you do everything on the remote control including engaging/disengaging the drive rollers!!

 

I'm going down the NEC on Saturday and I am looking forward to see how well it works?

Yes the new Carver does look a great improvement on their older model (it needed to be!), but it comes at a PRICE. (~£1400 I think)

 

Whether the electric drive of the rollers onto the tyres is really 'necessary' I doubt, but if there's an automatic adjustment of the pressure of the roller onto the tyre, then I can see that is an advantage, . . . . if the electronics works it OK!! {The original Truma electronics were naff.}

 

I shall be going to have a look at it at the NEC (Tuesday),and then go to the Reich stand to see what their answer is!!

 

BTW one thing you might check is the clearance of the mover to the road and kerbs, whether fitted behind or in front of the axle.

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I have a Reich mover fitted. Been on two vans since I bought it new. Has soft start and a "hard-wire" connection in case remote fails. Never had cause to contact Reich re warranty as it has never failed/broken (yet). Did fit a pneumatic jockey wheel though. ..much better.

My friend had a Truma and his remote was "overwhelmed" with an adjacent telephone tower. ..couldnt get caravan off the pitch; had to revert to "push & shove".

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my choice would be a reich comfort mover.

 

 

*One model to fit the majority of single axle caravans

*2 Year Guarantee

 

*Motors and Gearboxes inboard away from spray from tyres

 

*Fits caravans with fitted shock absorbers

 

*Motors can be activated from either side of caravan using a cordless drill, requiring very little effort

 

*Soft Start for exact manoeuvring, causes minimum of stress to the chassis

 

*Extremely resistant long life rollers, which are wide to accomodate all widths of tyres and not classed as a consumable

 

*Gritted surface on the rollers are the same as rolling roads in garages-no wear

 

*Longer rollers so the gritted areas covers the tread on any tyre

 

*Automatic shut off when not in use

 

*Additional cable connection as a back up to the remote control should you experience problems with radio interference.

 

*Isolation key fitted to avoid battery drain in storage

 

*Provided with a storage case for safe keeping of the handset, cables, isolation key and documents

 

*UK office with a network of 200 dealers

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But at what price? The Powrtouch is british made, with a price promise ie they will match any competitor, five year free guarantee, aftersales service second to none, with many, many of our members that can back me up with this. Personally, I know where my money would go!

 

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my choice would be a reich comfort mover.

*One model to fit the majority of single axle caravans

*2 Year Guarantee

*Motors and Gearboxes inboard away from spray from tyres

*Fits caravans with fitted shock absorbers

*Motors can be activated from either side of caravan using a cordless drill, requiring very little effort

*Soft Start for exact manoeuvring, causes minimum of stress to the chassis

 

*Extremely resistant long life rollers, which are wide to accomodate all widths of tyres and not classed as a consumable

*Gritted surface on the rollers are the same as rolling roads in garages-no wear

 

*Longer rollers so the gritted areas covers the tread on any tyre

*Automatic shut off when not in use

*Additional cable connection as a back up to the remote control should you experience problems with radio interference.

*Isolation key fitted to avoid battery drain in storage

*Provided with a storage case for safe keeping of the handset, cables, isolation key and documents

*UK office with a network of 200 dealers

I would agree will most of your * points Mr. S. except for these.

 

I, and several friends who bought Reich, have had to have one or two rollers replaced because of delamination of the grit layer from the metal roller. Unfortunately Reich only warranty them for two years and they tend to 'go' after that!! ~£40 to have a new one fitted. Tried to get them to pay after ~2. 5yrs but they wouldn't.

 

This problem of the 'grit' delamination is exacerbated when the 'van is moved on a surface of small stone chippings, as the chippings can get pressed between the roller and tyre. In time this can damage the surface of the grit coating allowing water to get through and cause rust to form on the metal roller. It is the rust formation which eventually pushes the grit coating from the roller.

 

Powrwheel have the big advantage, in this respect, of a 5yr warranty, and I've heard of folks who have had new rollers delivered to their door FOC after 3yrs or more!!

 

To me this would be a big point in favour of Powrwheel, as most of the other points, apart from in-board motors, also apply to their mover. They also appear to have a more noticable 'presence' in Europe and a very appreciative customer base.

 

I feel that Reich are being 'left behind' a bit in the mover stakes, apart from their twin-axle model. Hence my going to visit them at the NEC to see what they say. If they don't do something they'll loose sales.

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Yes the new Carver does look a great improvement on their older model

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That a slip of the tounge Tony or perhaps you are thinking what I am? :rolleyes:

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Arc Systems are specialist Carver caravan product repairers, committed to providing a comprehensive service as well as spare parts for these popular heaters.

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i have been fitting the reich for 3 1/2 hrs now and the only rollers i have had to fit are ones where people have driven off with the motors still engaged. and this is out of at least 250 units.

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That a slip of the tounge Tony or perhaps you are thinking what I am? :rolleyes:

Whoops, nicely spotted Gary. A true Freudian slip if ever there was one!! :rolleyes:

 

As to the roller delamination, Mr. S. , the 'chippings' excuse/rationale was provided by Reich, (although I had hoped they may have not realised the problem) to explain why they would not warranty the rollers longer than 2 yrs. The point is, that their major competitor Powrtouch warranty the rollers, and everything else, for 5yrs.

 

Given the small differences in the specs between both movers, as a prospective customer NOW, I reckon I'd be inclined to go to the Powrtouch route for the 5yr warranty, . . . . . . . unless Reich pull their technical and warranty socks up! And I have told the Gortons!!

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I use a powrtouch its brilliant,

if I have a problem with it, within its five year warranty, I know that they will organise someone to sort it, at my home or where it is convenient for me, :)

 

five years warranty and five years peace of mind :)

Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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Just had my caravan serviced and noticed they have a special offer on a Truma Twin Axle Mover fitted and inc. VAT for £1050.

I know they have the new model coming out but does anybody have any opinions on this price??

 

Regards

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Just had my caravan serviced and noticed they have a special offer on a Truma Twin Axle Mover fitted and inc. VAT for £1050.

I know they have the new model coming out but does anybody have any opinions on this price??

 

Regards

 

 

Yes

 

TOO EXPENSIVE

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Our Truma mover (Carver) is a bit hit and miss, even standing right next to the van sometimes it's like it isn't receiving the signal from the hand set.

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