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Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Mar 02, 2023 5:29 pm
by addisb | 169 Posts

Hello all,
We have a rather difficult parking spot for our 310 in our garden, it requires a bit of manual labour each time we park it up, no need to go the the gym after it you could say. I came across this and wondered if anyone had any experience of them. Quite inexpensive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55mJvorpC8E

Listing on ebay@ "Electric Dolly Rangier-Stützrad Caravan Pendant Earrings Trailer 12V". Sorry but I dont know how to pop in a short link.

Chris


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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Mar 02, 2023 5:49 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.331 Posts

This type of mover is not a new idea, hitch and jockey wheel mounted movers have been around for many year, particularly in America.
We had a [now no longer trading] Bigfoot. Another make was Mr Shifta. They are generally too heavy to carry around and best kept at home.
The biggest problem is that they are only suitable for use on hard dry ground, preferably level and you also need a very high nose weight. Without these factors you will not be able to get traction.
As I said above, I previously owned one. Think long and hard before buying.

Colin


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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Mar 02, 2023 8:16 pm
by addisb | 169 Posts

Thanks for that Colin,
We tick most of the boxes and it would only be for use here at home but perhaps the nose weight would be a problem ?? Inexpensive but perhaps not so if it does'nt work. Interesting to see if anyone actually tried one. Nobody here to supply and fit the specialist movers so that's not an option. Guess I'll join the local gym if an effort to ready up for the coming season.
Chris


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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Mar 02, 2023 10:16 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.611 Posts

I had something similar called a mr Shifter, due to the light nose weight it was useless, it just use to wheel spin when it encountered any slight incline or soft ground


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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:45 am
by Islay Corbel (deleted)
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Where do you live? Getting a mover fitted is really a life-changer. It makes life on campsites such a pleasure!!!


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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Mar 03, 2023 5:08 pm
by addisb | 169 Posts

Hi Islay,
Ireland ! According to the ( not Eriba related ) caravan dealers here that I spoke with, the Eriba movers are rather specialised and not available.
There are no Eriba Agents in Ireland.
Chris


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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Mar 03, 2023 7:17 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.331 Posts

Chris, any mover fitted to an Eriba needs special brackets. Reich do produce them, so a caravan engineer or competent other person should be able to fit them. If you use the forum search facility you may be able to find the part number. If you are really lucky then JohnE will be along and steer you in the correct direction.

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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 05, 2023 9:37 am
by Islay Corbel (deleted)
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Ours wasnt fitted by an Eriba specialist. Anyone who sells caravans can fit one! They're not exclusive to our vans after all.

John E posted a couple of brilliant posts that we showed to the dealer who just got on with it. The make he fitted is Truma Go https://www.obelink.fr/truma-go2-deplace...ane-602922.html


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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 05, 2023 12:15 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.611 Posts

This company will come to your house and specialise in fitting motor movers to Eribas.

https://www.midlandmotormovers.co.uk/eriba-fitting/


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RE: Mini Mover - has anyone any experience of these ?

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 05, 2023 2:48 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.331 Posts

Possibly not in Ireland where addsib lives.

Colin


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