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Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic Jockey Wheel and Jack
The trail-a-mate provides a unique way to hitch and unhitch your caravan or camper trailer. Making the process easy no matter how low your van may be. The unique system allows you to jack up your RV with ease.
It is a Hydraulic jockey wheel that converts into a jack when you need it. You simply swap the wheel for a solid base plate. The key features of the Trail-A-Mate are as follows:
- Versatility - Easily converts from a jockey wheel to a jack
- Ease of Use - Being hydraulic it takes very little effort to operate
- Safety - Fully complies with the Australian mandatory safety standards (2693:2007)
- Strength - Lifting capacity of up to 1000kgs
Ideal for Caravanning, Horse Floats, Trailers, Food Vans, Motor Homes. It is even used by the Australia Defence Force - Four Trail-A-Mates are used on each corner of a vehicle that carries a telescope so it can be safely levelled on un-even ground.
The kit includes:
- Hydraulic Jack on shaft
- Lifting clamp
- Jockey wheel
- Base plate with pin
- Lifting handle
- Brackets and bars
- An instruction guide
Closed length 710mm & fully extended 1090mm
For more information on the product please view the Trail-A-Mate video or the frequently asked questions section below
Frequently Asked Questions about the Trail-a-mate
1. Can Trail-A-Mate be fitted to my caravan?
Yes, Trail-A-Mate has been designed specifically to fit caravans, trailers and horse floats into the existing jockey wheel clamp.
2. Can the brackets for the jacking point be fitted to my caravan or trailer?
Yes, almost all caravans built over recent years have a cross- member at the rear of the axles strong enough to accommodate the brackets, which must be welded on. However, over the last couple of years, the majority of caravan manufacturers have fitted the brackets which create the jacking points for Trail-A-Mate as standard equipment.
3. If I purchase a Trail-A-Mate, do I need to buy a separate jack?
No, the Trail-A-Mate is designed to be used as both a jockey-wheel and a jack, minimizing the need to carry unnecessary equipment on holidays with you.
4. Will Trail-A-Mate lift my six metre caravan?
Yes, Trail-A-Mate will lift a six metre caravan high enough so you change both wheels on one side of the caravan at once should you have to. However, it is recommended should you have to change both wheels together, the caravan should be supported using appropriate vehicle support stands.
5. My six metre caravan has an aggregated mass (ATM) of 2,900kg, can I still use the Trail-A-Mate?
Yes, Trail-A-Mate has a Working Load Limit of 1000kg. When you are jacking the caravan using the Trail-A-Mate, you are not lifting the entire weight of the caravan, you are lifting approximately 1/3 or less of the vehicle weight at each of the jacking points. If your trailer has an ATM greater than 2,900kg you will need the Trail-A-Mate MkII.
6. If I get a flat tyre, will I still have to climb underneath the caravan to jack it up?
No, Trail-A-Mate is designed so that it is operated from a standing position, using a minimum amount of effort, preventing you from having to climb underneath your van, making it not only easier, but a much safer option.
7. How high will my Trail-A-Mate lift fully extended?
The Trail-A-Mate has the capacity with the base plate fitted, to lift from as low 6 inches (150mm) above the ground to a height of 20 inches (500mm) in one straight lift.
8. I have limited mechanical knowledge, what happens if something goes wrong with my Trail-A-Mate?
Trail-A-Mate has been designed so that even a person with very limited knowledge of hydraulics could repair the unit by following some very basic instructions,
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Hydraulic jackBy: Ritchie on 28 May 2020Great product does exactly as we wanted it to Would be great if it had a permanent bracket to attach to the drawbar
Hydraulic jockey wheelBy: John on 22 October 2018This beats the slog of winding up the caravan with a handle. The hydraulic pump easily lifts the van on either the interchangeable wheel or the plate for stationary use. Interestingly this unit can double as a caravan jack in case of flat tyres. I would highly recommend.
Hydraulic jackBy: Rae on 31 May 2018Fast postage great service
Trail-A-Mate Hydraulic jockey wheel/jackBy: Peter on 12 April 2018Our Van is pretty heavy on the jockey wheel, and was hard to wind up and down, we purchased the Trail-A-Mate, and it made a huge difference, we already have its heavy weight Mate, for tyre change and wheel bearing checks etc. we wouldn't be without them.
WendyBy: Wendy on 26 December 2017Great product and very quick delivery