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Reply #10 - Nov 11th, 2017 at 10:58pm

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Derek I am not a fan of pump up tyres on jockey wheels, when I have used them they never seam to stay up. I have used on my new camper a larger solid wheel.

Can you reverse the mount so the blue handle is at the top, much easier to use if you can do this. Also turn the wheel side ways and drill a hole through the bottom of the main tube and through the inside tube and fit a pin through it. This way the wheel can not get damaged if dragged over any thing. I also have a shackle welded onto the A frame so the handle can be locked up as well.

The new trailer looks good though.
 
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Reply #11 - Nov 12th, 2017 at 7:42pm

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I will have to have a play when I get home.
 

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Reply #12 - Jan 9th, 2018 at 8:28pm

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Any updates on the trailer fit out Derek??
 
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Reply #13 - Jan 10th, 2018 at 7:29am

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Nope.

Towed it home and parked it in the shed.

Then Christmas took over and now we are away again.  Will be home next week and will start playing with it.

Definitely taking it to Tassie.
 

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Reply #14 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 11:55am

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Today I ordered a 140 litre water bladder to go in the trailer.  Will be placing it in a ply box pretty well centre over the axles.

This will give me a total of 260 litres of fresh water if needed.

When it arrives I will work out the best way to pump it to the motorhome tanks.
 

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With your trailer loaded and unhitched, moving it around on that jockey setup is going to cause you a hernia  Cry
Our van is 1850kg. loaded and I have one of those jockey wheels with a lever and ratchet system to move the van around.
I have to rotate the van in its own length here at home which includes a small slope. This jockey wheel makes for very little effort and just stows in the front boot  Cool
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Reply #16 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 1:06pm

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mikel wrote on Jan 15th, 2018 at 1:00pm:
I have one of those jockey wheels with a lever and ratchet system to move the van around.


Have been looking at them Michael.  Son-In-Law has one on his camping trailer and yes moving it is pretty easy.
 

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I have one with solid wheel...but gave up using it as it didnt work on gravel....couldnt grip.....mines a mako mule....spelt something like that
 
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You do need a fair bit of weight on them so that they get the grip needed I had a dual mako-mule for the boat but on the sloping driveway it was usless even with the tyre pressures dropped it would just slip  {gave it away}
 
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Reply #19 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 4:55pm

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Fully loaded I am only looking at around 850 kg for the trailer so don’t expect it will be that hard to move.

Fortunately we have a large yard at home and I can reverse  Cheesy
 

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