Our Guide To Caravan Movers

Our Guide To Caravan Movers

Every seasoned caravanner knows that manoeuvring your caravan is a tough exercise at the best of times and often results in hours of reversing with plenty of arguing. A caravan mover is a device designed to solve this age-old caravan dilemma.

The caravan mover attaches straight to the underside or tow coupling of your caravan. You can then move your caravan with ease into tight spaces or reposition on a campsite. There are a number of different types and brands of caravan movers on the market, each with their own unique features and benefits.

It's important to choose the right type of caravan mover for your needs based on the weight and size of your caravan or trailer, your budget, type of terrain you’ll be using the mover on and your physical abilities. We have created a caravan mover buyers guide to help in making this decision.


Types Of Caravan Movers

Here at Caravan RV Camping we offer two different types of caravan movers:


Electric Caravan Movers

As the name suggests electric caravan movers are powered by electricity. They are typically easy to install and operate. Most models are controlled using a wireless remote and offer adjustable speed settings.

It’s important to keep in mind if you choose an electric caravan mover that you will also need a power source to either directly power or re-charge the mover.


Manual Caravan Movers

Manual caravan movers require operation by hand and are typically more affordable than electric movers. You will need to put in a lot more physical effort to operate, so they may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

The Trailer Valet and the Trailer Valet XL are both manual caravan movers. They do however come with a fitting that can be attached to your battery drill to help make the move less strenuous. These models are chain driven and are one of the more popular caravan movers on the market. 


Top Brands



The Kronings CT Camper Trolley range are new to the Australian market and are growing at a rapid rate due to the ease of use and ability to move caravans and trailers up to 4500kg.

The mover features a powerful electric motor, which provides smooth and effortless movement in all directions. It also has a simple-to-use remote control, allowing you to move the caravan from a distance.

They do come with a large price tag however these are the cream of the crop and will take out any stress in moving your caravan into tight spaces. The Kronings CT Camper Trolley range can even move your van or trailer on an incline up to 10 degrees. They also come with a High Lift Bracket that attaches to the A-Frame of your van so even if you have a swivel hitch the Kroning will still move your van. 

The Kronings Caravan Mover is a fantastic option for those looking for a high-quality, reliable, and versatile caravan mover. Its compact size, powerful motor, and versatile design make it a great choice for any caravan owner.


Camec Elite Pro2 Caravan Mover

Camec also stock an electric caravan mover – the Camec Elite. This caravan mover requires 12V power to operate but can only move between 1500kg (2 motors) and 2500kg (4 motors). They are remote controlled with aluminium rollers that engage with the tyres to make the caravan move. The Camec Elite Pro2 can be used on single and double axles and must be connected to your caravans 12V battery supply to operate.


Trailer Valet

The Trailer Valet is a manual caravan mover that can manoeuvre trailers up to 2200kg and is fitted onto the draw bar of the trailer. It is built with durable materials and is easy to install, with no need for special tools or modifications to your caravan or trailer. It can also be rotated and moved away while travelling so no need to unhitch.

The Trailer Valet is designed to be compact and lightweight, making it easy to store when not in use. It has also been designed with safety in mind, with features such as automatic brakes and emergency stop buttons to help prevent any accidents.


Trailer Valet XL

The Trailer Valet XL Manual Caravan Mover is the big brother of the Trailer Valet, it is capable of moving trailers up to 4500kg. It has improved cranking mechanisms and superior traction and control with its 9-inch tyres.

It’s automatic safety brake and ability to move larger trailers, has meant it has become a top-rated pick for caravan and boat owners. It also comes with a 50mm ball for quick installation and a drill attachment. The Trailer Valet XL can’t however be used on swivel hitches such as the DO35.


The Round Up

Investing in a caravan mover can save hours of reversing and arguing at the caravan site or in your driveway. They are designed to make caravan moving easy and spending the money on a good quality caravan mover will give you stress free un-hitching years.

The Trailer Valet XL Manual Caravan Mover is a popular choice for the price tag, it does however limit the use only to ball mounts and not swivel hitches.

The Kronings Camper Trolley range comes with a hefty price tag but you are guaranteed ease of use and reliability.

Need questions answered? Give our team a call on 1800 787 278.


DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.

Comments (1)

21 ft Jayco moved on concrete

I purchased a 2.5 tonne capacity Krienigs Campertrolley to move this van. It worked but reliability was a problem with three major failures both mechanical and electronic. A fourth failure was a replacement lithium battery. The purchase price was $3800 and a further $2000 in repairs! I changed to a 4.5 tonne capacity TrailerValet- simple and very effective solution- cost $1100 and no breakdowns
By: David Smith on

www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi David, thanks for your feedback. It is really important not to exceed your weight limits when using the Kronings Camper Trolleys. Keeping in mind the weights are based on a fully empty caravan including any water or grey water tanks.

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