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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447511

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I am getting a new van in may, and I am having a moter mover fitted as due to age I cannot man handle a van now, I am having a power torch one fitted and just wondering the preferences manual or automatic one, thank you
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447512

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I’ve got a Powertouch manual and use a telescopic wheel wrench to put it onto the wheel and off again. It can take quite an effort which is okay for me, but could be a struggle for some. I had the Evolution on my last caravan and it was convenient and has a mechanical winder in case the electrics fail. My overall preference I guess is one where you wind the rollers using a geared winder like winding leg steadies. I had a Reich one which worked faultlessly for eight years until I sold the van.
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447515

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I have the fully automatic evolution and wouldn’t go back to not having one!
Best bit of kit ever in my opinion, makes hitching up a doddle and is a must for dealing with the deep gravel of my drive at home.

Kev
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447520

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Can someone please correct the spelling in the header on this thread!
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447521

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Welkome to the Forum :evil:
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447527

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theroadtoad wrote:
Can someone please correct the spelling in the header on this thread!

Hello "theroadtoad"and welcome to the forum,

The forum is about caravanning matters. It's open to all, and any personal difficulties with spelling or grammar must not restrict access to the forum and any advice, nor should it incur any personal abuse from other forum users.

There can sometimes be a problem when a misspelling or ambiguous grammar can confuse an issue in which case some of us may ask for clarification.

So please be tolerant in such matters.
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447528

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Re spelling and grammar, etc, I'm with the Prof.

Re Motor mover - I have a Powertouch Evolution with auto engage and, so far, have had no problems during the five years I've had it and on two vans. Previously I had a mover with manual engagement which was manageable with a long-arm wrench. Not sure whether I could have done it had the mover had a cross-bar where both sides were engaged together.
The auto engage Evolution does come with a manual override tool which, so far, has stayed in by toolbox.

Mike
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447548

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We have the manual version and it is an effort to engage. If you have trouble handling the caravan then you need the auto version.
Ray
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447552

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Raywood wrote:
We have the manual version and it is an effort to engage. If you have trouble handling the caravan then you need the auto version.

If you have the cross actuator bar fitted then a manual engage is hard to use, but remove the bar and it becomes half as hard !!!

The easies way of using the manual actuator is to ensure the operating wrench is such that all you have to do is, with a straight arm, lean you body weight on the lever.
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Moter mover 4 months 4 weeks ago #447557

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I have a Rhyno manual engagement Motor Mover.
As Damian says, take up the slack in the actuator arm so that the roller is just touching the wheel and then re-position the wrench so that you can lean in to the rotation required.
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