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Ewiks mover issue

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21 Jul 2019 @ 09:07:42 am
EASYCAMPING
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I have just had a ewiks mover for a fitted to my tourer sw with the hand held control. I took it from the camp world dealer where it was fitted in mossel bay to buffels camp site where I am now. Initially he worked fine for the first couple of metres. Then the one side ayltoppwd performing. It makes the most the noise on the one side but not engaging and not moving. Is there some adjustment I need to be doing? Clearly the electric motor is working, but not moving tj wheel at all. 

Regards 

Ian

Thanks in advance 

 

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21 Jul 2019 @ 09:38:17 am
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Nee dis nie mooi nie  Sterkte hulp sal kom

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21 Jul 2019 @ 10:16:45 am
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Ian if it worked for a while I would say no you should rather just inform the installer that there is a problem.

May be Eric will respond.

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21 Jul 2019 @ 11:45:21 am
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Disengage the motors and check if working on both sides forward and reverse.  If it's working then it could be that the motor is not tight enough against the tyre and slipping. 

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21 Jul 2019 @ 12:41:46 pm
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Disengage the motors and check if working on both sides forward and reverse.  If it's working then it could be that the motor is not tight enough against the tyre and slipping. 

Yes I would also suggest that.  First dis-engage the motors and check if the rollers work on either side.

I also suspect that it is just an issue with the distance that the roller is from the wheel.  I do not have the spec for the Ewiks but on the PowrTouch the space between the tyre and mover roller is 19mm before the roller is engaged.

You must just check that spacing with the spesification.  Or maybe some one can measure it for you on their Ewiks mover.

 

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21 Jul 2019 @ 15:57:25 pm
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Ian I am also of the opinion that it is only an adjustment problem. Measure the distance from the mover to the tyre on the working side(with the movers disengaged) en then adjust the non working mover to the same distance as the working one. Engage the movers and it should work if that was the problem.

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21 Jul 2019 @ 16:06:36 pm
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 Somebody who installed the Ewiks mover himself on his caravan mentioned to me that the space between the rollers and the tyre in the off position is about the thickness of the plastic case of an old cassette. When he installed his mover he used this case to correctly adjust his mover during the installation.

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21 Jul 2019 @ 17:42:58 pm
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Great replies but if Ian was moving the van without turning the "most noise" sounds like when one is turning when all is working well. When moving straight they are not that noisy. Just my own observation in camps. Would there still be a "most noise" sound if one roller was slipping although both motors are turning at the same speed?

I

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21 Jul 2019 @ 18:19:10 pm
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Hi Ian - have you come right with your mover?

If not, I would dis-engage both motors and test them individually to make sure they are being driven. If a motor is not turning it could be a blown fuse ( or an overload switch which is now fitted to the newer Ewiks movers ) - the unit housing the fuses or switches should be located near to the battery. The older version has a slot for a spare 30A fuse.

If both motors appear to be ok and one is not driving the van wheel, compare the force that is required to manually engage each motor - perhaps one of them needs adjusting to increase the tension of the roller against the tyre. There are 2 sets of nuts/bolts in a slotted whole that allows a motor unit to be moved closer or further from the tyre.

Hope this helps

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22 Jul 2019 @ 08:53:03 am
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Thanks guys for the help and feedback.

 

I will call the camperworld branch in MB today who are always very responsive. I did test the motors as above and found that the problematic one when not against the tyre does make some intermitent movement, but not prolonged and clearly there is an issue. Thanks, Ian

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22 Jul 2019 @ 14:18:55 pm
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Thanks guys for the help and feedback.

 

I will call the camperworld branch in MB today who are always very responsive. I did test the motors as above and found that the problematic one when not against the tyre does make some intermitent movement, but not prolonged and clearly there is an issue. Thanks, Ian

I would appreciate it if you come and give us feedback after its been repaired.  This is just to assist someone else with the info in future

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22 Jul 2019 @ 16:54:09 pm
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Hi there I have the same problem but mine stops and starts after a short time in use. Even when disengaged and mainly the right one. I was starting to think it ,might be an overheating problem  such as a cut off switch ? . Some times it does work after disengaging and then re engaging. I will check my distances as mentioned above. thanks for this 

 

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22 Jul 2019 @ 16:55:45 pm
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Van mossel bay tot buffels camp is n paar km om die wa met die movers te ry, gin wonder dit wil nie meer werk nie.

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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22 Jul 2019 @ 17:14:26 pm
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Van mossel bay tot buffels camp is n paar km om die wa met die movers te ry, gin wonder dit wil nie meer werk nie.

 

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22 Jul 2019 @ 17:33:13 pm
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Van mossel bay tot buffels camp is n paar km om die wa met die movers te ry, gin wonder dit wil nie meer werk nie.

 

Dalk het die battery net pap geword. coolEk het nogal gedink Camp world kan sommer by die kamp kom kyk wat is fout. 

 

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25 Jul 2019 @ 14:56:58 pm
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Well. I left it for a few days then tried again and it worked. I moved the van a few metres forward and BA kward and all was well. However I still feel there must be some issue. I advised camp world mossel bay and asked them to advise ewiks since I am away for a bit now. So will have to see. 

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