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Understanding Jockey Wheels

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Do you want to replace or upgrade or upgrade your wheel jockey? There are a few aspects to think about before making a choice. Do you require small box trailers horse float, Twin axle caravan? Do you simply unhook it and then leave the same place or do you require make use of the jockey wheel in order to move? What height does it have to be? Do you own a high offroad camper?

Standard Jockey Wheels

The alko jockey wheel you will typically see on small caravans or trailers. They are fitted with tyres that are solid and the standard clamp, which can be bolted onto the A-Frame. They’re a basic jockey wheel and are ideal for unhooking without too much movement.

Larger and extra tall wheel units are available using the clamps standard.

A Swivel Bracket, Jockey Wheel for Jockeys

As you move up the range, you will find units with Swivel brackets. This means that you don’t have to connect the jockey wheel every time. Instead, pull the handle in order to release the locking pins and then rotate the wheel downwards. This not only saves your time during setup, but it also means that you do not need to locate a space to store the wheel when it is not in use. These brackets are generally fitted with larger wheels made of solid rubber for better mobility.

This Extreme OffRoad Ark jockey wheel is made to be strong and versatile, as well as simple to use. The dual wheels are large and provide more space for spreading the weight of the drawbar. This ensures unbeatable grip on the soft and hard surfaces. Additionally, the trailing yoke design gives you greater maneuverability. The high-performance shaft comes with the capacity to withstand 750kg of dynamic load and four height settings that can be adjusted to fit almost any caravan trailer. The side winding handle that can be detached is an additional feature of this user-friendly design.

Ratchet Jockey Wheels

If you are required to move a large caravan across uneven terrain or to a restricted area it is worth considering using a ratchet wheel. They allow a single person to move larger caravans into places that are impossible to reach while still attached to a vehicle towing. It is the Alko Power Mover is among the first models to be equipped with a ratchet lever system that is suitable to move single axle caravans having an estimated ball weight up to 150kg. The next option are the two wheel EasyMover made for twin axle caravans and a the capacity to hold 900kg in static mode.

Trailer Valet Movers

It is the Trailer Valet range is becoming more well-known on Australia. Australian market. Based on the ratchet-jockey wheel design, they come with multi-gear system that comes with safety features that allow for easy and safe movement at an angle that can be as steep as 10 degrees. There are two models available and the 5X is specifically designed for single axle caravans trailers with horse floats, and with a maximum weight of 2200kg. It features a sturdy mounting bracket that attaches to the drawbar, a side crank handle that can be wound and an auto-engaged safety break. It is the Trailer Valet XL is designed for larger caravans , and can easily move trailers with an AMT that can reach 4500lbs. Also , it is gear driven by the side winding handle or the drill attachment included can be used with an 18v cordless drill for those who prefer. The XL connects to the trailer using the 50mm ball coupling which means it can be use on multiple trailers without the need for mounting brackets.

Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel and Jack

Its Trail-A-Mate is a top quality multi-purpose caravan accessory. In only a few seconds, the wheel transforms into a robust hydraulic jack, with an lifting capacity of up to 1000kg. It is equipped with a 50mm shaft and can be used with regular clamps already installed to the A-frame. The kit comes with two brackets that connect to the cross-members of the chassis located on back of wheel’s axle to ensure a safe lifting position. It is as simple as swapping the detachable wheel using the base plate included Attach the lifting clamp, and then place the bracket that is under-located at back of the wheel. It is now possible to lift a trailer or caravan using a 2900kg ATM to facilitate quick replacing or maintaining the wheel.

The Twin Knott jockey wheel

If you own a 12V motor attached to your caravan, it is recommended to use an extremely durable double wheel model. With larger sturdy rubber wheels and a steel centers, they provide the extra strength needed for this kind of setup. Twin wheel technology allows the smooth pivoting of the wheels and provides greater grip on sloping or rough terrain.