Tugger help required

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    A good friend has just posted up this question on Bird...

    never having been involved in caravans in any strong way I cannot help and I think all the others on there are floundering !!

    Hopefully someone will be able to shed some light ?

     
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    If the battery was flat for a year, then it's probably gone to the graveyard.

    Movers need a lot of amps and only a good well charged battery will do. Does it click when they try and electrically move the rollers towards the wheels, or is it a manual type and they have wound the rollers to the wheels, and it clicks when they try and move.

    Reset depends on type, most have a little reset button on the control box.

    My guess is the battery is Caputo. :Doh:

    Mike the ex tugger.:Blush:
     
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    My neighbour had the same problem and after much frustration it turned out to be a poor leisure battery.
    You can usually move the rollers on & off the wheel manually but you will need a small drill to turn the screw or you will take a week to move the rollers:Doh:
     
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    under the seats near to where the battery is located is a flat oblong control box which is screwed down. usually on the narrow side of of the box there is a hole with a reset button inside (glows red when tripped) press in and the control box is reset. The mover should work.
     
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    If the "Reset" button dont fix it... I think you will find it`s like trying to start a car with a naff battery...

    Just get a click sound...

    Cos they have a relay type thingy that shoots power to whatever wheel wants the most power when you press the throttle switch/button.. :Smile:
     
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    Thanks all !! Hopefully one or other will be the solution !! :thumb:
     
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    If the click is from by the motors, its not tripped out...... either battery too weak even a fully charged 75amp may not be man enough or the roller bearings need greasing due to corrosion. just dont get grease on the face of the rollers

    different makes have different ways of doing the same job, so a make and model will help
     
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    I'm with Supermike on this....

    a year with a flat battery :Eeek: the battery is shot and will never charge, even though it appears to its only a surface charge.

    put a meter on it and try to operate the mover...the meter will show an extremely low voltage...if any at all.
     
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    My neighbour had problems with hers. Turned out to be flat batteries in the remote.
     
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    not conversant with these movers but noticed van had not been moved for approx 1 year, could brakes be stuck ,restricting movement thus putting strain on the movers motor.
     
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    Nah.. Although the guy said it has 'not been moved', it had in fact been shunted around a garden from what I can make out :Smile:
    Decent battery slapped on, reset button hit, job done :thumb:
     
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