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using a caravan mover as a reverse.
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extreme10
Posted 9/21/2016 3:26 PM (#90829)
Subject: using a caravan mover as a reverse.


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Has anyone got any information on using a caravan mover as a reverse on either the side car wheel or the bike?

Just thinking of returning to a hack again after many years solo and a trike but now far to 'mature' to have the power to push a complete outfit out of a difficult situation. I also don't want to have to go down the road of a Goldwing or BMW LT. as I prefer a more naked bike.

I have found a number of units that just may cover what I need but would be interested in learning if any others have gone down that road.
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claude #3563
Posted 10/2/2016 1:49 PM (#90911 - in reply to #90829)
Subject: Re: using a caravan mover as a reverse.



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Have not been able to find a USA distributor for the caravan movers....but. great idea for sure. We have done reverse setups using a winch motor and they do work.
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OldSchool_IsCool
Posted 10/3/2016 8:47 AM (#90916 - in reply to #90911)
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I found one US distributor:

http://www.easi-move.com/

I had trouble internet searching for this device due to the different meanings of "caravan" between American English and English English.
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VLAD
Posted 10/3/2016 10:40 AM (#90917 - in reply to #90916)
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Looks like not only caravan mover need to be install but at least 85Ah battery too.
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Al Olme
Posted 10/3/2016 1:51 PM (#90924 - in reply to #90917)
Subject: Re: using a caravan mover as a reverse.


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I might be alone on this but doesn't this seem like overkill? Claude's starter motor friction drive, as it was fitted on Sarge's "Monster", was more simple, a fraction of the price and didn't require an upgraded electrical system. It really seems like we should be thinking about appropriate technology.
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jaydmc
Posted 10/4/2016 10:45 AM (#90935 - in reply to #90829)
Subject: Re: using a caravan mover as a reverse.


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We have done many different reverse set ups, years ago we tried a "caravan" mover, this one had a ball on it, lifted the front of the caravan (trailer in the USA) and moved it. The problem was that it is WAY TO SLOW!
Jay G
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