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Caravan Mover FAQs
What is a caravan motor mover?
A caravan motor mover is a small mechanical tool which bolts to the chassis of the caravan and allows you to easily move the caravan without any physical work. The caravan mover will come with a small remote control that will allow you to manoeuvre the caravan in and out of the tightest of spots.
How do caravan motor movers work?
Caravan motor movers are really quite simple.
First, you bolt the motor mover to the chassis of the caravan ensuring the driving rollers are engaged with the caravan tyres.
From there, you will operate the caravan mover using a small remote control. The remote control will be used to drive the rollers of the caravan, which will, in turn, drive the caravan tyres.
The caravan motor mover is operated by a 12-volt power battery. Although you can purchase motor movers with a bigger power source.
Are caravan movers simple to use?
Yes, caravan movers are super simple to use. When in operation, the caravan mover will shift the caravan at about 3mph - that’s slower than walking speed. Plus, the basic remote controls offer you complete control over the direction of your caravan.
Are caravan movers heavy?
Caravan movers can vary in weight depending on the make and model of the mover. The lightest mover we stock is 25kg and the heaviest is over 70kg. You will need to ensure that you add this to your overall weight when checking that you're not over your maximum towing capacity.
Can I use an ALKO wheel lock with a caravan mover?
Yes, all caravan movers stocked here at Ixplor are compatible with ALKO wheel lock devices. In fact, caravan movers can make the fitting of an ALKO wheel lock so much easier. Struggling to align the lock with the receptor behind can be a real pain when moving the caravan using a car. A caravan mover will allow you to make small adjustments to find the perfect angle to slide the ALKO wheel lock into place.
Will a caravan mover work on steep terrain?
The high-quality caravan movers sold here at Ixplor can handle gradients up to 20%. Please keep in mind, the steeper the gradient, the more power needed to move the caravan (the same as driving up a hill). Ensure your car battery is in decent condition before operating a caravan mover on steep terrain.
Can I use a caravan mover to hitch up?
Yes, high-quality caravan movers offer precise movement, allowing you to easily position the hitch head over the towbar.
How much do caravan movers cost?
Caravan movers vary in cost depending on the make and model of the motor. The higher the quality caravan mover you buy, the easier and more precise it is to move your caravan. These are the average costs for a basic and premium caravan motor mover:
Why use a caravan motor mover?
There are lots of really good reasons to use a caravan motor mover. The most common three are:
- 1. Ease
- 2. Restricted Space
- 3. Accessibility
Are caravan movers safe?
Yes, caravan movers are completely safe. Moving at a top speed of 3mph, it’s pretty hard to have any accidents at that speed. Plus, most caravan movers are built with several back up systems which ensure that your caravan does not move without you knowing.
What sort of battery do I need?
We recommend minimum 85AH leisure battery.
How long does it take to fit a caravan mover?
It should take approximately 2 hours to fit a caravan mover.
How fast does it move?
A caravan mover will move the caravan at about walking speed, keeping you in full control.
How easy is a caravan mover to use?
Very straightforward - engage the rollers onto the caravan tyres, release the handbrake and then simply manoeuvre your caravan via the remote control.