If you are wondering, “how does a caravan motor mover work?” there are a few steps you can take. First, release the handbrake on your caravan. Press the power button twice, then release it. The LED light should illuminate. Next, engage the reversing feature on the remote control. Once engaged, the Mover will automatically re-engage the opposite side of your caravan.
When you move your caravan with the Mover, you must engage the drive rollers on the tyres. To engage the drive rollers, you must press the button (h) simultaneously for three seconds. Pressing the button again will disrupt this process. Once the drive rollers are engaged, the rollers will automatically move to their end position. Once you have engaged the drive rollers, you are able to move the caravan by pressing the slide control (c).
What are Caravan Motor Movers?
Motor movers are another useful caravan accessory. These help owners manoeuvre into tight spots without using the car to tow the vehicle. Motor movers make pitching and manoeuvring easier for those who have trouble with reverses. In addition, they help you align the wheel lock receptor more precisely, making it easier to fit the barrel into the tyre. You will not have to worry about reversing the vehicle when you are not using the motor mover.
Motor movers are regulated by the National Caravan Council. They must comply with a Code of Practice (CoP), which sets out the design and installation of a motor mover. The CoP requires movers to meet certain safety standards. They must be able to cope with a 15% gradient, and be equipped with a range of safety features. For those worried about safety, they can choose a mover that is light enough to be transported in a tower.
Some caravan motor movers are sensitive to the type of batteries you use in the remote control, so if your caravan is fitted with lithium batteries, you should change the batteries. Another option is to install an isolator/switch in the locker that protects the motors when the EHU is connected. This prevents the mover from running on the battery. Lastly, check the batteries of your caravan motor mover and the remote control battery.
While the mechanism of a caravan motor mover varies from model to model, there are some common features that all models have. Manual systems are usually actuated by turning one side of the bar, while electric systems are controlled by remote control. Manual systems require a half turn to engage. Both manual and automatic systems have their advantages and disadvantages. Once you find the right one for your caravan, you can rest assured it is going to be easy to use.