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Motor mover and leisure battery needed

in Caravan servicing and repairs, including mobile technicians. Tue May 02, 2023 2:22 pm
by Chris Brown (deleted)
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Hi all
We have just purchased a nearly new Eriba Feeling 425 caravan. We need to fit a motor mover and leisure battery.
Questions
- can anyone recommend the best motor mover for an Eriba Feeling - I had heard that the Reich brand is the best because they have a kit which can handle the anomalies of Eriba vans (it has to be fitted upside down !?)
- We live in Essex, can anyone recommend a mobile Eriba engineer that can do this work, or somewhere we can take it to ?
Many thanks
Chris


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RE: Motor mover and leisure battery needed

in Caravan servicing and repairs, including mobile technicians. Tue May 02, 2023 3:59 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.328 Posts
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Welcome Chris. it wasn't this one was it:- Werbung: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hymer-Eriba-F...=p2047675.l2557
I am currently trying to buy a Feeling and have done my research on the movers. Ideally you would have a factory fit, but the reality of high prices means most owners did not go this route.
A Truma XT or an ALKO Mammut both bolt directly onto the side of the chassis. These are the preferred fit on the continent where the vast majority of Feelings are sold. The Truma would cost about £2.5K and the ALKO would be under £2K. When I phoned around non fitters would go near the ALKO due to poor aftersales.
The next option is not ideal but really the only one left open to you. A Powertouch or Reich Easidriver are the units you need to look at. These will have to go behind the wheel and give only about 110 mm road clearance. This initially worried me but owners I've been in contact with say it is not a problem. This clearance is probably similar to the bottom mount on the suspension gas struts..
I do not know of any specialist Eriba engineers in Essex and I lived there from 1984 to 2017, owning 4 Eriba's since 2003.
You would do well to contact https://www.caravanmoversonline.co.uk/index.html and https://www.midlandmotormovers.co.uk/ They both offer fitting at your address, but because of your lack of battery I think you would be better contacting a local mechanic. You should be able to do a search and find the list of approved mechanics in your area.

Colin


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RE: Motor mover and leisure battery needed

in Caravan servicing and repairs, including mobile technicians. Thu May 04, 2023 10:05 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.328 Posts

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