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Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:00 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.605 Posts

Has anybody tried the Alko Premium jockey wheel, it has a nose gauge which is a bonus however it's the inbuilt suspension and solid tyre which appeals as it will help it to go over my kerb.
The standard pneumatic wheel is a pain, it loses air in short space of time.


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:43 pm
by Steamdrivenandy (deleted)
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I've wondered about these too PT320. I believe they're fitted as standard to the new upmarket Swift Elegance/Sterling Continental range. Along with a magnetic door stay and according to the sales blurb rather strangely 'little is left to the imagination'.

Quite why they think such a weird phrase applies to a caravan I can't figure.


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:06 pm
by Frantone (deleted)
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I've got one on my Troll.
One feature of it is that the handle is detachable.
TonyP


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:46 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.605 Posts

How do you find it Tony, does it dig into the gravel when on hardstandings?


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:13 am
by Stamford (deleted)
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I got one last year and really pleased. The wide tyre doesn't dig in and the bit of suspension comes in handy.
Looks cool and the wheel removes in seconds along with the handle as a theft-deterrent,...I've even added a PurpleLine locking jockey wheel handle,...just to be on the safe side,.....(cough)


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:49 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.605 Posts

sounds like just the ticket , does the tube fit the clamp ok?


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:59 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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It's a standard 48" jobbie so should fit the clamp no problems. Have been toying with the idea myself but still think that the pneumatic tyre fairs better over softer/rutted ground than the solid wheel. The suspension might come into it's own rising up over curbs but how often are you likely to do that? I think again, the pneumatic tyre plays better when coming down the curbs as it should absorb shocks better.
I inflated the pneumatic tyre on my jockey wheel in late September prior to putting the van in storage and checking it yesterday, the tyre shows no sign of deflation.


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:42 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Can someone using this Premium Jockey Wheel kindly explain what the note applying to Sect 5. is trying to say. Does this jockey wheel need calibrating or do you use it in exactly the same way as you would use bathroom scales for instance i.e. when the wheel is in the air with no weight on it does it read zero and then when lowered you simply read off the scale what the weight in kg is? This calculation table (see image) makes out there is more to this thing than meets the eye or am I just reading too much into it?

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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:57 pm
by hob (deleted)
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Zitat
This calculation table (see image) makes out there is more to this thing than meets the eye or am I just reading too much into it?



Complicated aint it. ..........It looks like the calculation compensates for the distance between the measuring point and the centre of the tow hitch socket (the normal measuring point) think I'll stick to the normal way of doing it..............


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:04 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: hob wrote in post #9
Complicated aint it. ...
'tis.

Especially when you consider that you can get some cheap bathroom scales for less than a fiver and a stick for nowt, and that's about as uncomplicated as it gets.

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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:08 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Now we just need Frantone and Stamford to pop in and give us their view considering both are supposed to have this jockey wheel.


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:55 pm
by Frantone (deleted)
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Right then, in my opinion.......
It does not dig in on gravel.
It does need calibrating.
The 'suspension' is very bouncy when the mover is used.
It seems to be quite a bit heavier than the standard jockey wheel.
The removable handle is a good feature.
When winding up, the wheel does not locate into the lugs easily. (Bent mine!)
Gravel bits can become embedded in the solid tyre then jam as the clearance between tyre and bracket is small.
The wheel is large and can foul the skid unless the hitch is raised sufficiently.
I do not think it is worthwhile.
This is my personal unscientific opinion
TonyP


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:19 pm
by Deeps (deleted)
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Quote: Frantone wrote in post #12
I do not think it is worthwhile.


Thanks, Tony, I'll bin that idea then and buy a camera tripod instead. Oh, and before anyone asks why I'm using bold, it's because the owners of this site are too stingy to change the ink ribbon from time to time.


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:08 pm
by Poptop320 | 2.605 Posts

Thanks Tony,

I think I will just change out the wheel for an Alko soft wheel, that should cure the slow deflation of the standard tyre.

http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan..._alko_soft.aspx

John


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RE: Alko Premium jockey wheel

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:17 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.722 Posts

Quote: Poptop320 wrote in post #14
I think I will just change out the wheel for an Alko soft wheel
That's a top idea, John.

I haven't noticed those before. Are they a new thing?

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