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Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?



 
 
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Old May 12th 05, 04:53 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
jon GIBBS
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?

Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site? Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone tried
it?


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Old May 12th 05, 05:35 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?


"jon GIBBS" wrote in message
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Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site? Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone

tried
it?



I would NOT do that.

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Old May 12th 05, 05:35 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?


"jon GIBBS" wrote in message
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Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site? Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone

tried
it?



I would NOT do that.

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David

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Old May 12th 05, 11:38 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
John White
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?



Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site? Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone
tried it?

I would think you would stand a good chance of messing up your caravan
mover. Far better to move the tow car to firmer ground and use a winch or
similar.
JOHN
www.g7bwi.co.uk


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Old May 12th 05, 11:38 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
John White
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?



Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site? Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone
tried it?

I would think you would stand a good chance of messing up your caravan
mover. Far better to move the tow car to firmer ground and use a winch or
similar.
JOHN
www.g7bwi.co.uk


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Old May 13th 05, 06:45 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
etomd
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?


"John White" wrote in message
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Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site? Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone
tried it?

I would think you would stand a good chance of messing up your caravan
mover. Far better to move the tow car to firmer ground and use a winch or
similar.
JOHN
www.g7bwi.co.uk


Movers do not have a differential and the wheels will continue to turn wear
out the tyres and burn out the motors NOT A GOOD IDEA..


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Old May 13th 05, 06:45 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
etomd
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?


"John White" wrote in message
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Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site? Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone
tried it?

I would think you would stand a good chance of messing up your caravan
mover. Far better to move the tow car to firmer ground and use a winch or
similar.
JOHN
www.g7bwi.co.uk


Movers do not have a differential and the wheels will continue to turn wear
out the tyres and burn out the motors NOT A GOOD IDEA..


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Old May 13th 05, 08:52 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul - xxx
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?

jon GIBBS came up with the following;:
Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site?


Anything is possible. The real questions is will it help, to which the
answer is possibly, but it's far more likely to screw the mover system.
Caravan tyres aren't meant to be tractive units, they will have negligible
grip and will be far more likely, especially with the absense of a diff, to
tear up the ground even more and dig bigger holes than the car might. Learn
to drive, site, park and manouvre the caravan correctly and this isn't a
problem.

Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone tried it?


At the cost of a caravan mover I wouldn't. But then, I don't have a mover,
but I do have a Landrover anyway, so it's immaterial ..

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Old May 13th 05, 08:52 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul - xxx
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?

jon GIBBS came up with the following;:
Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site?


Anything is possible. The real questions is will it help, to which the
answer is possibly, but it's far more likely to screw the mover system.
Caravan tyres aren't meant to be tractive units, they will have negligible
grip and will be far more likely, especially with the absense of a diff, to
tear up the ground even more and dig bigger holes than the car might. Learn
to drive, site, park and manouvre the caravan correctly and this isn't a
problem.

Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone tried it?


At the cost of a caravan mover I wouldn't. But then, I don't have a mover,
but I do have a Landrover anyway, so it's immaterial ..

--
Paul ...
(8(|) Homer Rules ..... Doh !!!
http://www.petitiononline.com/som/

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Old May 13th 05, 02:07 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
hugh
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Default Caravan movers = 4 wheel drive?

In message , etomd
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"John White" wrote in message
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Is it possible to engage a caravan mover while the towcar is attached to
help get off a muddy site? Obviously only at walking pace. Has anyone
tried it?

I would think you would stand a good chance of messing up your caravan
mover. Far better to move the tow car to firmer ground and use a winch or
similar.
JOHN
www.g7bwi.co.uk


Movers do not have a differential and the wheels will continue to turn wear
out the tyres and burn out the motors NOT A GOOD IDEA..


That in itself would not be a problem on muddy ground which was what the
OT was suggesting - but it would be impossible to match the forward
speed of the car and the attempted speed of the caravan under the drive
of the mover. So you end up dragging the caravan faster than it wants to
go or having the mover attempting to push the car faster than it wants
to go. Either way any grip by the caravan wheels could spell disaster
for the mover. Same principle as a $X$ off road with centre diff lock
in, but in that case the transmission is strong enough to take the
strain - do it on tarmac where there is lots of grip and you will break
it.
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hugh
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