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Old 17 March 2006, 17:38   #1
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Hitchdrive

Sorry if this or something similar has been posted before but I thought it looked a very useful bit of kit.
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In their catalogue its pictured fitted on an A frame ( on the trailer!) in place of the jockey wheel assembly, the web page doesn't make that clear.
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That is a useful looking thing

bit pricey though!
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Yea, not cheap but it could mean the difference between being able to store your Rib at home or not, they say it will push a 1500kg caravan up a 1/10 hill so a medium sized Rib should be able to be moved up a steeper slope. I assume the footplate is for keeping weight on the jockey wheels.
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10:1 gear ratio handle to wheel - thats somewhere around 6-7cms per turn on the handle

hope you havnt got far to go - or a queue of traffic waiting for you to wind your boat into the driveway...

EDIT - sorry miss read that - 5:1 ration - still only 12 - 15cm per turn...
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That'll buy a lot of gym membership at Polkyth. A couple of months pumpin' iron and a bucket full of steriods and you'll be heavin' the Rib around no probs. Your willy might disappear, but hey, No change there!!
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I tried an electric powered one of these on a 5.7metre rib and it was pretty useless,with the trailer balanced so to have around 65kg noseweight,there wasnt enough traction unless the ground was dead flat,mine only had a single driving wheel though.
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