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    Default Re: Jockey wheel clamp lever failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Oubie View Post
    Can't you just put a couple of washers on the lever's side?
    Agree, now that one knows that it can happen, but (I think) most people wouldn't think of this when purchasing their new caravan.

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    Unhappy Re: Jockey wheel clamp lever failure

    Quote Originally Posted by JohanMaree View Post
    If you cannot lift the tow hitch by hand the towball weight is too heavy. Should be at 100kg (and at most 140kg for offroad wagons)
    Just saying.
    I definitely cannot lift that weight by hand, and back and knees!

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    Default Re: Jockey wheel clamp lever failure

    Quote Originally Posted by Hettasch View Post
    Agree now that one knows that it can happen, but unfortunately (I think) the majority of owners would not think of doing that when purchasing their new caravan.
    And, in all fairness, nor should they have to consider it.
    That is fundamentally a weak design.
    Cheers,
    John Kilfoil

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