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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 4 days ago #472589

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Hello,

I'm considering upgrading my standard plastic jockey wheel with a pneumatic tyre, as on soft grass it creates a trench (100 kg nose weight) .

Does anyone know if I will be a able to use the existing jockey pole (standard alko) or would I need to buy the whole thing?

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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 4 days ago #472590

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In my case I had a split pin on the jockey wheel axle , just remove the split pin and swo over the wheels,
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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 4 days ago #472592

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A pneumatic tyre has its problems. They puncture , deflate. Tried it once and binned it. You can buy wider solid rubber wheels . They do the job perfectly imo.
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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 4 days ago #472594

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I think you can buy solid but soft rubber jockey wheels, i think Gafferbill has one.
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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 4 days ago #472597

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Measure the distance between the arms that hold the wheel and compare to what you are looking for.

For very slight increase in width of arms they can be bent outwards a little, otherwise it means a new assembly.
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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 4 days ago #472604

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Thank you for all of the advice. I'll make sure I measure.

I take the point about punctures but I'm not so sure about the soft wider ones either as my non-soft current one has only been used a handful of times and is getting badly chipped. I think it's the noise weight and motor mover over gravel that's doing it - I didn't have the issue with my old single axle.

How about a halfway house of a puncture proof normal tyre type?
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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 4 days ago #472627

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The problem is that they do not make, as far as I know, a tubeless tyre that small and I do not know of any of the wheel rims for that size tyre that do not have a hole for an inner tube connector.

Most of the time a pneumatic jockey wheel fails is that the tyre pressure has dropped and the tyre rotates around the rim, dragging the tube with it and tearing the tube, usually where the inflator is attached to the tube.

You only have a very small amount of air in those wheels so any drop is critical.

I guess the only way to minimise the problem is to check the tyre pressure before every use and ensure it is fully inflated.
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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 3 days ago #472636

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ReverendJT wrote:
Hello,

I'm considering upgrading my standard plastic jockey wheel with a pneumatic tyre, as on soft grass it creates a trench (100 kg nose weight) .

ReverendJT

.............your noseweight value is under your control.

Presumably your problem only happens when you are using a mover on a soft surface.
In those circumstances, put some weight behind your caravan's axle(s) and temporarily lower the noseweight ..... for instance a family member could sit on a rear fixed bed if you have that layout.
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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 3 days ago #472638

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I too have found the furrow plowing capabilities of the standard jockey irritating.

I've had to change our jockey wheel unit to one with a wider yoke able to accommodate a wider pneumatic tyre.

I use a Maypole Mp229 plastic wheel and tyre, which costs about £9.

I works much better than the standard wheel.
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Pneumatic jockey tyre 1 week 3 days ago #472639

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Gafferbill wrote:
ReverendJT wrote:
Hello,

I'm considering upgrading my standard plastic jockey wheel with a pneumatic tyre, as on soft grass it creates a trench (100 kg nose weight) .

ReverendJT

.............your noseweight value is under your control.

Presumably your problem only happens when you are using a mover on a soft surface.
In those circumstances, put some weight behind your caravan's axle(s) and temporarily lower the noseweight ..... for instance a family member could sit on a rear fixed bed if you have that layout.

I use that trick to offload noseweight when extracting the van from muddy pitches using just the mover. My noseweight is around 75 kg and Mrs OC doesn’t have to go very far back from the axle.

Dive dive :-)
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