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Hi, we have just got a 2007 Swift twin axel with 4 wheel motor mover (powrwheel). It is the electric type that engages with the tyres at the flick of a switch. All 4 motors do engage on the switch. When I test them prior to engagement only the front 2 rotate. The back 2 do not rotate. I have looked at connections and all seem to be ok. I have also plugged in the remote to see if that was at fault but still. I rotation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are new to caravaning so this all seems confusing at the moment!
 
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I haven't had a lot to do with the powrwheel as they are very reliable.
But, i'd fault find it this way
Swop the wires from the front and rear motors over and test again. If the rear motors run then the controller unit is at fault and not wires or rear motors or the remote control.
Could it be the motor mover is working in single axle mode?
The control box is repairable, there are a few companies online that specialise in fixing them. A job for Google!
 
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Just had the motor mover tested. Control unit seems to be working. The technician said that the 2 rear motors/gear boxes were seized. He offered a new motor mover or new motors/gearboxes.
My questions is there anything I can do to free them up myself before spending lots of money?
 
Mar 14, 2005
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EH52ARH said:
I have seen people using just two front motors on twin axle caravans,

Some movers are designed for that purpose, but if it was originally designed for four motors, just running two will probably not be strong enough especially when turning.

Equally using a just a two motor mover for single axle caravans on a twin is likely to over stress the motors and controller when turning.
 
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Link removed, see previous comment.

Is this SPAM ?[/quote]

Don't think so. If the company can offer repair services then thats fine. No different to the company that keep being recommended for repairs to PSU and other problematic electrical items. If the Moderators aren't happy then one alternative would be to enable the two parties to swop emails.
 
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Hi , no it’s not spam , I have been repairing movers for a few years now . I can repair the powrtouch gearbox and supply couplings etc etc . I also have listing on eBay item number 323515629429 . Please take a look and read up on my feedback/reviews .
Many thanks
Tom
 
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EH52ARH said:
Thanks Tom, added you to my list of caravan helps. Always good to have good help.
Good website.
Hutch

I guess if anybody has had a successful repair then there is no objection to them posting such information on the Forum, which could include the details of the repairs. Just as the PSU repairer often gets a mention.
 

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Quote " I guess if anybody has had a successful repair then there is no objection to them posting such information on the Forum, which could include the details of the repairs. Just as the PSU repairer often gets a mention."

There is a rule that prevents any advertising by anyone "self advertising".
The recommendations of some repairers has been by way of satisfied customers or those known to be genuine long established businesses, again by others, not by themselves.
To advertise the advertiser has to pay to do so.
 
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It sounds like you have little to lose, so why not take the two offending movers home, strip them down and see if you can free them. I am no expert but seems like it's worth a go.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge can advise on techniques.
 

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