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THUB
 


Member Since: 10 Dec 2005
Location: West Berkshire.
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United Kingdom 2012 Discovery 4 TDV6 HSE Auto Nara BronzeDiscovery 4
Motor Movers.

SWMBO and I arrived home about 13.00 hours today. As we reversed the caravan down the drive the off side motor decided to malfunction with a horrible noise. Bits of metal falling from the body. The mover is a 6 1/2 year old Reich. Any suggestions as to repair, renewal or replacement. No earlier problems but uncannily the previous Truma mover also gave up the ghost at 6 1/2 years.
  
Post #186249327th Sep 2017 8:13 pm
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Washwipe
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2013
Location: Bucks Oxon Herts Border
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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

Friend of mine has just had the same problem with a Reich Mover, bearing failure causing the gears to collapse, no parts available just complete units.

Personally have a Powertouch, eight years old still going strong, I believe the Powertouch now comes with a five year warranty.
  
Post #186252327th Sep 2017 9:16 pm
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Pelyma
  


Member Since: 06 Jan 2005
Location: Patching, Sussex
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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Montalcino RedDiscovery 4

I have a 10 year old Reich that has been great, if I had to buy now I’d look at the Powrtouch
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Post #186253627th Sep 2017 9:38 pm
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Ray Clayton
 


Member Since: 15 Aug 2014
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England 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Got a Truma on the twin axle.
New in 2009, now on 2nd van.

You would think you could get parts for your unit.
That goes for any unit to be honest, with the price they charge.

As above i will replace mine when the time comes with a Powrtouch.

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Post #186279428th Sep 2017 5:19 pm
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vml3m
 


Member Since: 07 Sep 2015
Location: Worcs
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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 XS Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Another vote for Powertouch, excellent product and superb aftersales support.

We had ours for 8 years on 3 different vans, replaced the rollers about halfway through with excellent help from customer services.

Changed to a twin axle last year, had 4WD powertouch again.

I have a friend with a Reich and he's had nothing but trouble and is about to bin it and go powertouch.
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JackNorris
 


Member Since: 06 Jul 2012
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Ive been looking at this just as a method of lining up the alko lock to save me man handling it. Many suggested using the car but I like to reverse on pitch, remove from car and level, then lock.

Many suggested the Powrtouch due to the backup although I'm still looking at cheaper alternatives.
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Post #186288128th Sep 2017 7:50 pm
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Russell
 


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Try Lock and Level much cheaper and once you get used to the process very very easy to use
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Post #186292428th Sep 2017 9:48 pm
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Spannaz
 


Member Since: 07 Sep 2017
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Just had the powrtouch fitted to our Twin axle (2000kgs) only the 2wd version but much improved over the old Truma unit. Gets it off the road and up the drive, dont have an issue with levelling as we have the E&P self levelling system, but previously used the lock n level and that was really good and simple to use.
  
Post #186293829th Sep 2017 5:46 am
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Pelyma
  


Member Since: 06 Jan 2005
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Russell, the Lock and Level says you can use as a jack on a TA, if it’s a rear wheel can it lift the front high enough to lift the rear then?
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ratrunner
 


Member Since: 20 Nov 2015
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Power touch

My power touch was out of warranty and I had problem with it. Support talked me through some sequences of what to do..hey ho its fixed. This post now seems to have developed into a lets all get a power touch.. Thumbs Up
  
Post #186308229th Sep 2017 1:24 pm
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JackNorris
 


Member Since: 06 Jul 2012
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Russell wrote:
Try Lock and Level much cheaper and once you get used to the process very very easy to use


It’s a single axle van, my issue is that I arrive on the pitch, level with jockey wheel front to back and then have to align the lock. I normally man handle it but it can be difficult.
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Post #186309529th Sep 2017 2:00 pm
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Washwipe
 


Member Since: 19 Apr 2013
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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Waitomo GreyDiscovery 4

It’s a two person job to align without a Mover really.
  
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