Thursday, 30 August 2018 1:43 PM
Just a quick message to say the TUG arrived a day early and was put to work today moving a 2.3 tonne twin axle caravan.
The TUG needed to turn the Caravan on a dime in a very tight circle it performed brilliantly – It is the best Caravan Mover on the market and at the best price point – I support what you say on your website 100%
It is robust simple to mount and use and easy to maintain. I spent 26 years in Armoured Corp around Tanks and armoured personnel carriers most of my adult life. This little piece of equipment is so well engineered it fits so much punch into a small package, well done you smart “Western Australians” so proud to see Australian ingenuity alive and well.
Caravans being manoeuvred: Initially: Jayco twin axle Silverline Outback 21.6 Max weight 3175 Kgs
Currently: Jayco twin axle Silverline Touring 21.6 Max weight 3055Kgs
I purchased this TUG after a google search for an electric powered jockey wheel which showed a variety of options with price tags beyond my budget and appeared to be very finicky with plastic covers and not robust enough for what I was looking for. The TUG sat firmly with-in my budget and was manufactured locally in Perth at Malaga with the invitation to come see one in operation at the factory. My first meeting with Barry Kramer quickly told me this guy knows a thing or two about engineering and it showed in the way the TUG was put together. The real test however was when I attached it to our twin axle 3100plus Kg van and manoeuvred it around our very tight front yard, which the TUG did with ease.
Note:- See how close the front ‘A’ frame is to the hedge and the limited distance at the back of the van ….a job for the TUG ….brilliant
One small concern on that first tight manoeuvre was the single attaching clamp, the back plate seemed to flex some and I spoke with Barry about my concerns. No problem, a double clamp with a thicker back plate will fix that he said and true enough, bullet proof ….
Note the back plate thickness …..I align the bottom clamp with the lowest locating ring on the tube, then I wind the tube down to the lowest possible position when operating the TUG to ensure maximum strength of the tube ….I find winding down also makes the van manoeuvre more easily.
My TUG has done a power of work, both at home when parking for packing and unpacking the van and at the storage location where again a tight turn and a little uphill slope is encountered. The TUG just makes that parking so easy. From my experience, I can highly recommend a TUG to anyone wanting to manoeuvre a trailer or boat or caravan to a parking spot not possible or at least very difficult with the towing vehicle.
Icing on the cake, Barry has just upgraded my TUG to the latest wireless control, Not only the upgrade but a wash as well ….. how good is that?? Just the service that Barry provides I believe, which is very reassuring for a long life from his product. Thank you to Barry and Kim, who I had the pleasure of meeting just today, for your great product and wonderful back-up service and advice.
Many thanks and regards.
Tug number 200 came superbly packed this afternoon thank you. I’m very impressed with the workmanship and attention to detail – I’m so glad I didn’t opt for one of those cheap things on the internet and instead spent the extra to get a quality engineering,
Best of luck with the business.
Thank you very much for your time and patience in sorting out the problem (?) with my TUG V3. Not sure that anyone else would’ve fixed it the same day either. And, as we found out there wasn’t any problem with the TUG. It was my jump starter kit that has the fault. As they say, don’t holler for a marshall holler for a Kramer.
Thanks very much, I appreciate your time and efforts.
just to let you know that I am really impressed with the Tug V3. It does the job perfectly and effortlessly plugged straight to the van battery via the Anderson plug.