Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jack

Author: Paul Napthali   Date Posted:17 June 2016 

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

Along your caravanning adventures, there are many circumstances in which you will find yourself having to either raise or move your RV.

Unfortunately, caravans and trailers do not come equipped with their own built-in jack.

A jack, however, can be purchased as a convenient add-on, allowing you to easily accomplish maintenance and moving tasks, such as:

  • Replacing tires
  • Accurately positioning the caravan
  • Raising the caravan or trailer for suspension work
  • Raising the caravan to help with hitching


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

Renowned for its resilience and high-performance, the Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack is an extremely useful device.

Simply removing a pin allows you to replace the hydraulic jockey’s standard wheel with a base plate, instantly transforming it into a fully-operational hydraulic jack.

In regards to direct user benefits, this device essentially makes raising and lowering a caravan much easier than jockey-wheel methods.

This is especially true when operated from a backward laying position or with a weightier style of RV.

When you’re finished using the jack, the base plate is then removed and the original wheel is re-attached. 

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 favorite amongst experienced, camping enthusiasts.


Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack Features

As mentioned, one of 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 reduces the physical strain of raising RVs by eliminating the need for exhausting jockey-wheel mechanisms and is great for larger caravans, boasting an impressive lift capacity of 1000kg.

It additionally makes raising a caravan or trailer much easier physically, especially from a laying down position.


Trail-A-Mate Jockey Wheel & Jack Specifications

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

  • A convenient hydraulic jack on shaft
  • A custom lifting clamp
  • A durable jockey wheelbase
  • A resilient base plate
  • A high-quality jacking brackets
  • A comprehensive instruction guide


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

  • 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



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

  • Always use vehicle supports and safety stands in addition to a jack if you’re planning on working directly underneath your caravan
  • For best results, you should always be using your jack on level, firm surfaces
  • Never allow campers to remain in your caravan while raising it
  • Read the entire instruction guide prior to first use


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.