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Old 03-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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For the backing up challenged!

I ran across an interesting ad for assistance in moving a trailer in confined spaces.
Quite pricey, but with great possibilities.
Suppose for instance your camp site is not a drive through, and you really want to park the coach nose in.
What do you do?
Here is the answer, but you do need a wheel, or wheels on your front jack post.

Google for "Reich MobileMovers", and you'll see what I am talking

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Old 03-05-2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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Talk about a Gizmo to add to your TT....

And there are more companies making them http://www.powrwheel.com/

http://www.rhyno.moonfruit.com/

Seems to be a European thing.

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Yes, but the difference is their campers or Caravans are about half the weight of ours.

We sat talking with a very nice German couple who had their camper shipped over here from Germany and are touring North America for a few years.

Their camper was a dream! Very roomy inside, and the guy could move it with his hands from the tongue. It was that light! Yet about 20 something feet long.

They're built out of aluminum and much like a boat is built. Cindy and I have actually looked into buying one overseas and having it shipped here.

I think they said it cost them $4000 to have it shipped over here, but you would probably save that much in fuel in your first year alone!
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Moving coach w/o TV

Pat,

The ad said the twin axle model could move a 2000 kg coach up a 15 slope.
That would require a tractive force of 517.6 kg.
15 is pretty dog gone steep, so I was curious to see how much trailer the device can move on a 7.5 slope, which is still pretty steep.
I come up with 3965.5 kg, which is 8735 pounds, which is a fair amount of trailer.

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WOW!! That is a pretty steep slope.

I wonder how much the thing would cost to bring one over here to the states?

Never seen anything like that in our neck of the woods, but it would be a awesome feature to have on the coach!
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Pat, I found a US supplier while looking for the Canadian one whose ads I had seen earlier.

http://www.powerwheel-usa.com/products/powrtouch.htm

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Old 03-09-2009, 09:04 AM   #7
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I would love to have one of those Henry, but looking through the site, it states

"The weight limitation for the Powrtouch is a maximum of 3 tons or 6,000 pounds"

I think the last time I weighed our 2499, it tipped the scales right around 8,000lbs.

Maybe I could put one on all four tires!
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