jockey wheel

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 07:25
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hi all,the jockey wheel on the camper trailer seems to be a bit like me these days. i mean it doesnt stay up for to long.so my question is are they meant to take the weight of the trailer or are they generally best for positioning the trailer and then placing some other form of support under the A frame. cheers rob
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 11:05

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 11:05
Dont know much about either problem but we will get rid of that pesky jocky wheel at palm creek.

All the best
EricCape York Connections
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Reply By: jemima puddle duck - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 22:12

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 22:12
gday ramp.
try viagra lol.
they should be able to take the weight when your camping we only use jocky wheel on front of our van and now the camper trailer.
the best jockey wheel ive seen belongs to al and mrs al not sure what it is im sure they will tell you but what a beeauty.
you reckon your cute
richard(eskimo)
but im a lot cuter

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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 09:12

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 09:12
Hi ramp,

Is the jockey wheel going back internaly, or is the clamp coming lose? They should carry the weight of the camper but the best scenario is to only use it for the positioning and putting on and off vehicles. They don't like being out in the weather all of the time, there is a thread inside that usually binds up with rust. If you have the standard type which is just onto the side of the A frame with a threaded clamp these are very limited for the right height i.e you must have the jockey wheel in the right position for the clamp to work properly which is the raised section of the jockey wheel into the slot, which is not always practical.

Are you using your jockey wheel when using camper? As they are not designed for that, you need stabilisers.

The jockey wheel we have is permanently welded to the A frame, folds up (thru the winding process) out of the way. It is a AL-KO brand wheel but I have never seen another one, not even on another caravan or camper, we purchased it from the Caravan and Camping show in Melbourne last year.

if you would like a pic of the wheel, contact me at grierson@hotkey.net.au and we'll send you one.

cheers AlLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - ramp - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 11:24

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 11:24
hi Al & Mrs Al, thanks for your reply & assistance but when i mentioned jockey wheel not staying up, what i should of said was jockey wheel tyre not staying up. sorry for the confusion. cheers rob
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Follow Up By: 10 Para- Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 14:07

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 14:07
Hi Al & Mrs Al would love a pic of that jokey wheel
Regards

brian@thereadgroup.comHome For Xmas
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:55

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:55
So would I Al, for interest sake :)Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:07

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:07
rohan can we have your email addy...Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:21

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:21
thrsolutions1@optusnet.com.au :)Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Member - Bear - Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 21:51

Friday, Jan 16, 2004 at 21:51
Ramp
I had the same prob with a new tyre on the jock wheel only two days after I purchased it. First they gave me a new tube and then gave me a liquid filler that just keeps rolling around inside filling up any holes - no further probs more than six months later.

BearBEAR
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Follow Up By: Member - ramp - Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 10:26

Saturday, Jan 17, 2004 at 10:26
hi bear , thanks for the help, i used a product called slime, its a south australian product on my first trailer and it worked fine. on the new trailer ive put in a french brand as the local bike shop had no slime. mates jockey does the same and i thought this mite be a common problem but due to lack of responses maybe not. cheers rob
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