What is the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel & Jack?
Author: Tahlia Maynard Date Posted:28 September 2016
Having a quality jack with you during caravan travels is one of the most important parts of caravan safety. Another item that’s recommended to bring along is an RV wheel jockey, enabling you to easily maneuver your caravan in and out of awkward spaces. Although we know these things in theory, as humans, we have a tendency of forgetting a few items no matter how hard we plan ahead.
Wheel jockeys and jacks, however, are not something that we can afford to forget, especially in the case of emergency situations. The Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel and Jack is an extremely versatile tool, combining the abilities of a jockey and wheel jack into one user-friendly, fluid design.
This means that you no longer have to remember to lug around a variety of tools with you; instead, you can do it all with the Trail-A-Mate. The following few paragraphs, by Caravan RV Camping, will be providing a brief overview of the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel and Jack.
What is the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel and Jack?
As mentioned, the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel and Jack is a versatile, multifunctional tool capable of acting as both a jockey wheel and a jack. You can use the Trail-A-Mate to simplify all tasks that involve lifting and/or maneuvering your RV, such as:
- Changing flat/damaged tires
- Accurate moving and parking
- Nipple/suspension work
You can choose between lifting and maneuvering by simply selecting the unit’s included standard wheel (jockey) or baseplate (jack). Switching between the hydraulic jack and wheel jockeys requires only the removal of a pin and the insertion of your chosen component.
How Does the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel and Jack Work?
The Trail-A-Mate comes set up as a hydraulic jockey; however, you can easily switch out the jockey’s standard wheel for a base plate to take advantage of its jacking abilities, as mentioned. More specifically, the Trail-A-Mate functions with the use of hydraulics, making lifting and maneuvering the caravan much easier than with opponent brands using traditional methods.
Because using the Trail-A-Mate requires much less strength and effort than other competitor brands, the product additionally features an incredible lifting capacity of 1,000 kg.
NOTE: For RVs heavier than 1,000kg Trail-A-Mate offers the Trail-A-Mate Mark II
When you’re finished using the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel and Jack, make sure the wheel is attached, and simply mount it onto your caravan’s A-Frame. Most caravans come with a standard jockey wheel clamp which can be used to attach it.
Features of the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel & Jack
Overall, the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel & Jack boasts 4 direct user benefits:
- Versatility: being able to easily be used as either a full-functioning jockey or jack
- User-friendliness: hydraulics allow for the less physically straining lifting and maneuvering
- Security: adheres to all Australian safety regulations
- Power: a high lift capacity, measuring approximately 1,000kg.
Specifications of the Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel & Jack
- Lifting capacity of 1000kg (1 ton)
- Working load limit of 1000kg (1 ton)
- Minimum height of 145mm
- Maximum height of 780mm
- Maximum lifting range of 380mm