Which power mover do I choose for my van, mobile home or horse-drawn carriage?

Al-Ko Power Mover

A model of the prime mover called the Al-ko comes with a handle and clamp. It is an efficient caravan driver and comes with the original double pawl ratchet system. This model can be mounted on either side of the drawbar for maximum maneuverability. It is attached to the normal support wheel holder and can be wrapped to a height of 840 mm. It comes with a 12 month manufacturer’s guarantee.

Trojan Ezi-Shifta ratchet support wheel

Another model sold by Trojan states that the Ezi-Shifta ratchet support wheel is easy to use and can move 2 tons on a flat surface with minimal effort. It has 3 functions – forward, backward and stop / lock. It is equipped with a 10-inch solid rubber wheel and has a load capacity of 280 kg.


Another type of power mover is the Ezimover made by Ark. You can maneuver a caravan or trailer using the support arm lever. When the blue buttons are pulled out, it will be set to reverse or forward. Due to the leverage, the wheel can only turn in this direction and block in the opposite direction. The motorhome can move sideways by turning the shaft. Moving the blue button to the stop position prevents freewheeling in any direction.

Warning: This must not be used as a parking brake.

Advantages and specifications are the four functions:

  • Forward,
  • turning back,
  • sideways and
  • lock
  • easy to use
  • The load capacity is 350 kg
  • Equipped with a 250mm solid rubber wheel

This jockey wheel comes with the screw, but the screws are not included. Disadvantages: Not to be used for tandem transporters, we only recommend a double-wheel maco mule.

Maco mule single wheel

This model has a lever wheel with a lever ratchet that a single person can use to park a trailer vehicle or attach it to the towing vehicle.


  • The ratchet arm can be moved up and down by one person for enormous mechanical advantage and to turn the traction wheel along
  • ideal for moving single-axle vehicles such as boats, caravans and trailers
  • comes with a 12 month guarantee

Maco Mule double wheel

This is another lever-operated and ratchet-operated support wheel that is suitable for a single person who parks or couples a towing vehicle.


  • When moving the ratchet arm up and down, a single person can gain enormous mechanical advantage and turn the traction wheel with it
  • Ideal for use with heavy trailers with tandem axles or when greater traction is required
  • 12 months manufacturer warranty

Most of these models have a lever handle that can be replaced at your local caravan accessory store.


Life hacks for the modern traveler

Traveling is always a nightmare for many. As a modern traveler, one needs to know how to travel peacefully in order to have a great vacation. This means you need to know how to pack your luggage without worrying about your mobility being accessible. Gadgets help us a lot, and for some of us it is a necessity to carry around, but what if the internet connection is limited or not even there? Here I have some top life hacks for you to help you travel hassle-free whether you are traveling by land, sea, or air.

Roll clothes

Then instead of folding your clothes, roll them into long tubes. Not only will this prevent wrinkling, but you’ll also find that you can fit a lot more in your suitcase as rolled up clothes take up less space.

Pro tip: Socks can be rolled into balls and then tucked into shoes to save extra space.


Create digital backups of all the important documents you need for your trip, including passports, booking confirmations, boarding passes, etc., so you are protected in the event of loss or theft.


Pack a multiple adapter for all devices instead of several different chargers. If you travel abroad, pack an extension cable so that you can supply several things with power at the same time with a third-party plug adapter.

Pro tip: Most modern televisions have USB ports on the back, ideal if you’ve forgotten your charging plug.

Check WI-FI

Spend some time before looking for WI-FI hotspots and free WI-FI areas. This way you can always get online if your hotel or cottage doesn’t have WI-FI or is charged a lot for it.


Use Foursquare to find wireless passwords for the various Wi-Fi spots you can find before you set off. Passwords are constantly listed on such travel sites, which makes your life a lot easier when you arrive.


When you book online, whether it’s a flight, cruise, hotel or something else, clear your browser cache or use an anonymous browser window. Often times, booking sites raise their prices knowing you’ve been there before.

Credit card

If you travel internationally or are far from home for a long time, give your credit card company a call and let them know. That way, they won’t believe your card has been stolen and won’t cancel it from you.

By following these tips, you can easily solve your travel problems and enjoy your vacation peacefully.


An introduction to ships

Ships are large watercraft at sea that are specially designed to cover long distances in the water at the same time. They can also carry heavy loads. They usually have multiple decks and can carry lifeboats and dinghies in addition to their cargo. The ship sizes vary depending on the intended use and are often regulated by applicable laws. Although the size of the ship depends largely on the purpose of a ship, there are still huge ships that are built for prestigious reasons. Years ago, a country’s ability to produce a giant ship was viewed as a national pride that would show how rich and powerful a country is. Ships are currently used for cruises; for transporting people to many parts of the world; as a transport company for the transport of heavy loads and goods from port to port; or as warships to protect the waters.

Ship propulsion

Before the 19th century, ships were propelled by rowing galleys or sails, or even a combination of the two. This way of propelling ships was responsible for the time it took ships to travel great distances and the effort it took to sail them. This offered less maneuverability given the weight of the ships, so more ways to propel ships were developed in order to develop more efficient ships.

In 1807, the United States launched the first successful steamship, designed by Robert Fulton. Europe immediately followed this trend in 1812. The use of steam engines in ship propulsion was based on the energy generated by steam. This energy was enough to propel the ships and make them more efficient. Condensers, which were also developed during this period, significantly reduced the need for fresh water. Several expansion engines allowed the ships to go even faster. Despite their heavy weight, the steam turbines maximized the ships’ performance. These were introduced as the next generation of high-speed watercraft as we know them today.

It was not until 1912 that diesel engines made a name for themselves in the shipping industry, replacing heavy coal as the ship’s main fuel. These engines were even more efficient because they were much lighter than coal. In addition, coal heaters were no longer needed to power ships.