Motorised Jockey Wheel
userKeith N
Posted: 6 September 2018 1:21 PM
Subject: Motorised Jockey Wheel
 
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HI
wonder if any one can advise me , i have just bought a" Festnight Aluminium Motorised Jockey Wheel Transporting Storage Trailer Mover 12 V 350 W" and and just inquiring if this can be kept as the "Jockey Wheel" on a permanent bases ( ie when being towed) or does it need changing each time i hook up ?
Many thanks
Keith ( New member )
userpelmetman
Posted: 6 September 2018 2:23 PM
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Just googled it ..........

I'm no expert.......but assuming it pulls up into the A frame as high as the standard jockey wheel does, then I don't see a problem ..............

That said, I've managed to rip off a bog standard jockey wheel on my box trailer, due the slope on the MIL's drive ...........

userKeith N
Posted: 6 September 2018 3:28 PM
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userKeithl
Posted: 6 September 2018 3:32 PM
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But how much does it weigh?

It's weight will bear almost directly on the tow hitch so be careful not to exceed your tow cars hitch limit.

Keith.
userOcsid
Posted: 17 October 2018 4:40 PM
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It will be very interesting to know if it does what it is sold to do.

Experience from yesteryear was my hitch tractor worked fine with my then 1100kg van on my 1:14 incline tarmac drive, but was a nightmare braking when I moved up to a 1700 kg van or even the lighter van also if it ran off the drive onto the lawn.