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V8 Animal

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4,642 posts

96 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
Ive just bought a new van and the dealer is putting a Go 2 mover on in the deal.
It looks a budget mover i would consider a Truma SR as a alternative as my logic is dearer is better but they seem the same spec.
Anyone know the answer to this are they the same?
Cheers

Watchman

3,110 posts

131 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
I really have no idea I'm afraid but I was wondering if you have a twin axle van, do you *need* a mover on each axle?

DHE

2,879 posts

76 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
Watchman said:
I really have no idea I'm afraid but I was wondering if you have a twin axle van, do you *need* a mover on each axle?
No, only one 'axle' will require a mover.

ColinM50

1,201 posts

61 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
Just to clarify you have one motor on one wheel each side of the van same as with a single axle 'van. It makes no difference being a twin wheel

Emley

324 posts

132 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
I have had one fitted today.

Looked into the various models before deciding on an Enduro series 2

The weird thing is, it appears to me that most of the budget movers appear to use the same componentry.
Only the Reich movers appear to be manufactured differently.

In the purpleline range the more expensive models use some lighter materials, about 5kg less.

Look at the Purpleline website, they have a test of popular models.

Anyway even the Enduro2 looks well engineered and does everything you need it to.
Looks a doddle to fit DIY, but was cheap enough fitted so went for it.

Superb, why pay more.

If the dealer is putting even a budget one on, it should be okay
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V8 Animal

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4,642 posts

96 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
I emailed Truma for a answer;

Dear Mr Hughes

There are some differences in design between the Go2 mover and the SR mover but they will both work on single axle caravans and their technical specifications are quite similar.

If you require any further assistance do not hesitate to contact us

That's cleared that up laugh

extremekiter

698 posts

96 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
21 years fitting these things in the caravan industry and fitting many different types. Do ya self a favour.....I've fitted and repaired hundreds and on my Own personal caravan I've fitted a Powrtouch. They are awesome and the no quibble warranty and call out if there a problem and build of the product is brilliant. Hate Truma movers with a passion! Poor build and the warranty service from Truma is terrible. We have stopped selling and fitting due to this reason and the control boxes are always failing.

Just my opinion.

Have fun

Justyn

onomatopoeia

3,297 posts

103 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
extremekiter said:
21 years fitting these things in the caravan industry and fitting many different types.
Question for you - I have a trailer (Dastle racebox) which is not a caravan but weighs 900kg unladen so is a bit beyond me moving it by hand on my own. Will any of these mover devices that fit on the underneath of caravans attach to such a thing? They all look like they need the underneath of the trailer to be flat so they can bolt flush against it.


V8 Animal

Original Poster:

4,642 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
extremekiter said:
21 years fitting these things in the caravan industry and fitting many different types. Do ya self a favour.....I've fitted and repaired hundreds and on my Own personal caravan I've fitted a Powrtouch. They are awesome and the no quibble warranty and call out if there a problem and build of the product is brilliant. Hate Truma movers with a passion! Poor build and the warranty service from Truma is terrible. We have stopped selling and fitting due to this reason and the control boxes are always failing.

Just my opinion.

Have fun

Justyn
You will be pleased to know im having a Powrtouch Auto fitted next week smile

therealpigdog

2,582 posts

83 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
V8 Animal said:
You will be pleased to know im having a Powrtouch Auto fitted next week smile
I have a powertouch (manual mind, I'm not quite that lazy wink). It's brilliant. Even managed to get the van up a boggy slope where even 4x4s struggled!

LouD86

2,211 posts

39 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
Powertouch on our van too!! Superb!

V8 Animal

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4,642 posts

96 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
Tomorrow biggrin can't wait for a play with my rc caravan lol

Petemate

1,555 posts

77 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
We have an E-Go on our current Swift Classic Coronette (Max 1100kg) It is brill, very well made and excellent instructions. I got it at a budget price from Homestead Caravans about 3 years ago; fitted it DIY to my (then) Elddis Whirlwind, then took it off when trading in and fitted it to the Swift. (Oxford Caravans wanted £250 to swap them over - I courteously declined and did it myself) Worst part of the whole thing was winching the Swift up on to our drive on arrival home but it only took a few hours to leisurely fit it. With my arthritic-ridden body I find it essential, also we park the 'van nose to the house so we can lock it to a post, so reversing would not be an option.
The mover has never given me a moment's bother all the time we have had it. My 110 amp/hr leisure battery is nearly 3 years old and moves the caravan along nicely. Advice I had was to fit a jockey unit with pneumatic tyre - very good for shifting around with the mover. Also worth noting is if you have restricted access to one side of the caravan then you must get a kit with a 'cross-shaft' for engaging the motors, unless of course you get a power-activated one. However, consider that one day you may have to park the caravan with only one side accessible......
Anyone considering one - go for it. A bonus is the ability to move the caravan to a better area for driving away on a very wet site - been there, done that - lol

Lancerevo

33 posts

29 months

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Saturday 20th October 2012 quote quote all
Powertouch service is fantastic, my mums stopped working and engineer called to the camp site and got it all going again.
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