Jockey wheel clamp for the Caravan

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 19:39
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I am having trouble with my Jockey wheel clamp on my Caravan. It does not clamp the Jockey wheel hard enough. When I move the Caravan the Jockey wheel clamp moves too. and the Jockey wheel Walks and moves within the clamp. Does some body know why this happens
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Reply By: Member - Adam S (SA) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:04

Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:04
I had this trouble with my camper trailer when it was new.
In my case the thread which secured the jockey wheel in the clamp was too long, hitting the drawbar and stopping the clamp from pulling all the way in. I just cut a bit off the thread so it would pull up tight.

Adam.
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:05

Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:05
Most jockey wheels have two raised edges on the vertical shaft,
other words an upper and lower segment, the raised edge should fit in to the clamp, eg, when you fit the vertical shaft into the clamp,
it should fit into the clamp slot, this prevents the vertical shaft sliding up and down in the clamp, and also wobbling when you move the van.

Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Ray - Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:23

Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:23
I bought a jockey wheel from a well known supplier and the ridges on it were that small that the stem of the jockey wheel slipped through the clamp. I overcome the problem by welding a steel ring on the ridge.
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Reply By: dedabato (SA) - Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:32

Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 20:32
Just cut the clamping bolt that is holding a "U" clamp on vertical shaft of the jockey wheel.(but only two threads)
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 21:17

Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 at 21:17
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You do know that you should always have the jockey wheel right down when moving the van, do you?

If its any longer it gets awfully springy.
Max
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