Note: Check and observe site regulations.
Manoeuvring your caravan by hand
CAUTION: Care must be taken when manoeuvring your caravan into position.
Pressure placed on unsupported parts of front and rear GRP panels may cause surface damage/ cracks to appear.
ALWAYS Use the grab handles provided.
Selecting a Pitch
Do not pitch in such a position that your outfit will obstruct others coming in.
Try to choose an area which is dry, reasonably level and preferably with a hard base.
If you have no alternative but to pitch on a slope ensure that, for when you leave, you are facing down the slope.
It is good practice to chock the wheels of the caravan when parked on a slope even though the caravan brakes are applied.
Levelling the Caravan
Levelling must be carried out in both directions in order for the refrigerator and other equipment
to function correctly. This should be done before unhitching the caravan.
Use of a spirit level to check that the desired result has been achieved Levelling boards (Fig. B) or proprietary levellers purchased from your caravan dealer can be used to raise one side of the caravan by driving or reversing the caravan onto the boards. Apply the handbrake and chock the wheels.
Level the caravan front to back by using the jockey wheel winding handle to raise or lower the front of the caravan.
Before applying the handbrake ensure the hitch is fully extended and not compressed behind the tow vehicle otherwise the hitch will not release from the tow ball.
Apply the caravan handbrake. Lower the jockey wheel to the ground.
Disconnect the breakaway cable and road 13 pin lighting plug by rotating anti-clockwise through 90 degrees. For more information see 13 pin connection section.
Release the stabiliser by lifting the large handle.
Then lift the exposed small handle forward to release the locking tongue, whilst simultaneously winding down the jockey wheel to lift the caravan hitch head clear of the tow ball.
To prevent distortion of the body, the caravan must always be correctly sited and levelled.
Failure to site the caravan correctly may prevent the exterior door from closing properly.
Lower the corner steadies until they are in firm contact with the ground.
CAUTION: DO NOT use the steadies as a jack they are only a means of stabilising the caravan.
Levelling pads or boards should be used under the steadies where the ground is soft or uneven or when the corner steadies are too short to reach the ground due to the levellers under the
In extreme cases where it is necessary to raise a wheel off the ground for levelling purposes, further adequate support should be applied so that the steadies do not take any undue strain.