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MOTORIZED JOCKEY WHEEL

Post by gus666 » Wed Jan 22 2020 20:23

Has anyone ever used one of these to manoeuvre their boat about?
My driveway is on a hoor of a slope and the last 10ft are the worst, just wondering if these things are any good?
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Post by Carlperkins » Wed Jan 22 2020 21:07

Pred had one for his big boat
Think it took all the hassle out of it πŸ‘
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Post by gus666 » Wed Jan 22 2020 21:12

Carlperkins wrote: ↑
Pred had one for his big boat
Think it took all the hassle out of it πŸ‘
I'm assuming you need to keep the thing oot the water though?
I think I can manage that on 90% of the waters I launch at.
Did you ever see Pred launching/retrieving his boat, Carl?

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Post by Carlperkins » Wed Jan 22 2020 21:42

He only used it to move it about
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Post by gus666 » Wed Jan 22 2020 21:54

Carlperkins wrote: ↑
He only used it to move it about
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Post by Kev Berry » Wed Jan 22 2020 23:17

have a look on you tube Gus, depending on how heavy your boat is I think they may struggle pushing up hill

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Post by gus666 » Wed Jan 22 2020 23:28

Kev Berry wrote: ↑
have a look on you tube Gus, depending on how heavy your boat is I think they may struggle pushing up hill
Seen a coupla vids, Kev. They seem to be powerful enough for the short distance I want to push them. I think.
The boat is an ali Linder 440 with Rollercoaster trailer.
Also not sure about potential theft of the wheel-I'd be leaving it at the bankside all day and it looks as if anyone could come along and just take it off the trailer.

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Post by Kev Berry » Thu Jan 23 2020 00:25

gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
have a look on you tube Gus, depending on how heavy your boat is I think they may struggle pushing up hill
Seen a coupla vids, Kev. They seem to be powerful enough for the short distance I want to push them. I think.
The boat is an ali Linder 440 with Rollercoaster trailer.
Also not sure about potential theft of the wheel-I'd be leaving it at the bankside all day and it looks as if anyone could come along and just take it off the trailer.
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Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
have a look on you tube Gus, depending on how heavy your boat is I think they may struggle pushing up hill
Seen a coupla vids, Kev. They seem to be powerful enough for the short distance I want to push them. I think.
The boat is an ali Linder 440 with Rollercoaster trailer.
Also not sure about potential theft of the wheel-I'd be leaving it at the bankside all day and it looks as if anyone could come along and just take it off the trailer.
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Post by gus666 » Thu Jan 23 2020 08:33

Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
have a look on you tube Gus, depending on how heavy your boat is I think they may struggle pushing up hill
Seen a coupla vids, Kev. They seem to be powerful enough for the short distance I want to push them. I think.
The boat is an ali Linder 440 with Rollercoaster trailer.
Also not sure about potential theft of the wheel-I'd be leaving it at the bankside all day and it looks as if anyone could come along and just take it off the trailer.
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Electric winch at top of slope?
Thought about that Kev, but impractical.

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Post by gus666 » Thu Jan 23 2020 08:35

RAB-HENDO wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
have a look on you tube Gus, depending on how heavy your boat is I think they may struggle pushing up hill
Seen a coupla vids, Kev. They seem to be powerful enough for the short distance I want to push them. I think.
The boat is an ali Linder 440 with Rollercoaster trailer.
Also not sure about potential theft of the wheel-I'd be leaving it at the bankside all day and it looks as if anyone could come along and just take it off the trailer.
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Electric winch at top of slope?
That’s wit faithers auld man used too do with his caravan Gus
Aye.
I think it looks fine on the videos but they're no on a slope. I'll ask faither, see if he can mind his auld man's driveway.

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Post by Kev Berry » Thu Jan 23 2020 08:53

Only one thing for it then ..ya gonna have to move house :laughs:

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Post by gus666 » Thu Jan 23 2020 11:20

Kev Berry wrote: ↑
Only one thing for it then ..ya gonna have to move house :laughs:
Tried nearly 2 years ago Kev! The b******s pulled the sale of theirs' for no reason. Stuck where I am but don't want to do anything drastic coz changes will be happening in a coupla years!
I think you might be right about the motorized one not being powerful enough though-you got me worried noo!

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Post by bbunter » Thu Jan 23 2020 11:52

Yir runways steeper that lamprey prices

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bbunter wrote: ↑
Yir runways steeper that lamprey prices
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Post by Admau1 » Thu Jan 23 2020 15:34

You could get a caravan "MOTOR MOVER" they ain't cheap but work very well ,requires good size battery :thumbs:

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Post by gus666 » Thu Jan 23 2020 15:59

Admau1 wrote: ↑
You could get a caravan "MOTOR MOVER" they ain't cheap but work very well ,requires good size battery :thumbs:
Thanks Admau but the wheels (and thus the Mover) would end submerged in the water-I doubt they're designed for that.

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Post by Esoxuk » Thu Jan 23 2020 17:42

cant you reverse it up the drive with the car
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Post by RAB-HENDO » Thu Jan 23 2020 18:02

Get a pic o your drive up. Eddie the eagle once trained thereπŸ€ͺ
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Post by gus666 » Thu Jan 23 2020 22:31

Esoxuk wrote: ↑
cant you reverse it up the drive with the car
I can get it up the driveway but the last 10ft is to the side of the house wi less than a foot to spare either side-too tight to do with new van.

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Post by Kev Berry » Fri Jan 24 2020 08:14

Put a tow ball on the front of your vehicle Gus...its a piece of p**s moving your boat around when things are tight.

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Post by gus666 » Fri Jan 24 2020 10:52

Kev Berry wrote: ↑
Put a tow ball on the front of your vehicle Gus...its a piece of p**s moving your boat around when things are tight.
Hmmm.... I've thought about that Kev. It's definitely worth looking into...
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gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
Put a tow ball on the front of your vehicle Gus...its a piece of p**s moving your boat around when things are tight.
Hmmm.... I've thought about that Kev. It's definitely worth looking into...
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Grant will give it a thumbs up for manoeuvrability as well

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gus666 wrote: ↑
Admau1 wrote: ↑
You could get a caravan "MOTOR MOVER" they ain't cheap but work very well ,requires good size battery :thumbs:
Thanks Admau but the wheels (and thus the Mover) would end submerged in the water-I doubt they're designed for that.
Yes of course !!! :roll: :roll: :roll: it's a pity they can't design one for boat trailers . I used to have a warrior 165 , and when I reversed it uphill onto my driveway ,I could smell the clutch burning ( Skoda Octavia estate 4 x4 ) :shrug:

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Post by gus666 » Fri Jan 24 2020 16:54

Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
Put a tow ball on the front of your vehicle Gus...its a piece of p**s moving your boat around when things are tight.
Hmmm.... I've thought about that Kev. It's definitely worth looking into...
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Grant will give it a thumbs up for manoeuvrability as well
Obviously no electrics required but does a front towbar need to be removable or anything daft?
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Post by Kev Berry » Fri Jan 24 2020 17:15

gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
Put a tow ball on the front of your vehicle Gus...its a piece of p**s moving your boat around when things are tight.
Hmmm.... I've thought about that Kev. It's definitely worth looking into...
:thumbs:
Grant will give it a thumbs up for manoeuvrability as well
Obviously no electrics required but does a front towbar need to be removable or anything daft?
:shrug:
no quite legal to have one on, you can make it removable if you want to

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Post by gus666 » Fri Jan 24 2020 17:46

Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
Put a tow ball on the front of your vehicle Gus...its a piece of p**s moving your boat around when things are tight.
Hmmm.... I've thought about that Kev. It's definitely worth looking into...
:thumbs:
Grant will give it a thumbs up for manoeuvrability as well
Obviously no electrics required but does a front towbar need to be removable or anything daft?
:shrug:
no quite legal to have one on, you can make it removable if you want to
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Post by Lucy S » Fri Jan 24 2020 20:04

Have you looked at the 'mr shifta' ?
Portable battery powered caravan mover that couples to the tow hitch not to the trailer wheels

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Post by gus666 » Fri Jan 24 2020 22:00

Lucy S wrote: ↑
Have you looked at the 'mr shifta' ?
Portable battery powered caravan mover that couples to the tow hitch not to the trailer wheels
I found one on Ebay, Lucy. Looks pretty good but I'm tighter than a camel's a**e in a sandstorm so didn't want to fork out too much, they seem to be aboot 500 sovs!
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Post by Crackoff » Sat Feb 15 2020 12:10

Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
gus666 wrote: ↑
Kev Berry wrote: ↑
Put a tow ball on the front of your vehicle Gus...its a piece of p**s moving your boat around when things are tight.
Hmmm.... I've thought about that Kev. It's definitely worth looking into...
:thumbs:
Grant will give it a thumbs up for manoeuvrability as well
Obviously no electrics required but does a front towbar need to be removable or anything daft?
:shrug:
no quite legal to have one on, you can make it removable if you want to
What a lode of codswhalup :rasp:
You are aloud to have a towbar on the front of a motor as long as it don't extend beyond 3mters. I asked the cops about this :wink:
look at all the landy's with winches on as well :thumbs:

Gus get one on the front as Kev says and you won't look back (see what I did there) If your van has a screw in towing eye cut a tow ball off and have it welded in it :wink:

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