Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jack

Author: Jeremiah   Date Posted:3 May 2019 

The following few paragraphs, graciously provided by our friends over at Caravan RV Camping, Australia’s leading online superstore, will provide a brief guide to the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack, as well as a few general tips for using a caravan jack.

The Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel & Jack: A Beginner’s Guide

When it comes to embarking on your caravanning adventures, there are certain situations you may find yourself in where you need to raise your RV. In order to do this, you will require a jack, which can be purchased as an additional accessory for your caravan or trailer. A jack can be used to complete necessary maintenance work such as:

What is the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack?

Trail-A-Mate is an Australian company who were the first to design a jockey wheel and jack specifically for caravans and trailers. It has become renowned for its design and performance due to its ability to convert from a jockey wheel to a jack, as you need it, in a safe and user-friendly manner.

You can simply remove a pin which then allows you to replace the hydraulic jockey’s standard wheel with a base plate, instantly transforming it into a fully-operational hydraulic jack.

When it comes to user benefits, the Trail-A-Mate hydraulic jockey wheel & jack really does make raising and lowering your caravan easier, compared to other jacks. This is especially true when operated from a backward laying position or with an RV that is on the heavier end of the weight scale. When you’re finished using the jack, the base plate can be removed and replaced with the jockey wheel. The device is now ready to be mounted onto the existing jockey wheel clamp located on your caravan’s A-frame.

This versatility and convenience have made the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack a favourite amongst experienced, camping enthusiasts.

Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack Features

The biggest features of the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack is its versatile and convenient 2-in-1 capabilities.

The Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack is simple and easy to use, it reduces the physical strain of raising RVs by eliminating the need for exhausting jockey-wheel mechanisms. With the Trail-A-Mate there is no need to get underneath your van, with the jack being operational from a standing position. The Trail-A-Mate it is great for larger caravans, boasting an impressive lift capacity of 1000kg or an ATM of 2,900. Don’t worry if your van is over 1000kg, the Trail-A-Mate Mark 2 can handle weights up to 1500kg however it does not have the ability to convert to a jockey wheel.

Note: When you are jacking your caravan, you are not lifting the entire weight of the caravan, you are lifting approximately 1/3 or less of the vehicles weight at each of the jacking points. Thus if your ATM exceeds 2,900kg you will need to use the Trail-A-Mate Mk 2.

 

Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack Specifications

Purchasing the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack provides you with:

In regards to exact dimensions and specifications, the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack is advertised as follows:

 

Tips For Using the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack


If you have any additional questions regarding the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack, or caravan camping, in general, please feel free to contact our friends over at Caravan RV Camping directly at 1800-RV-PARTS.

With over 40 years of experience in the caravan camping industry, they are a rich source of invaluable camping knowledge.