How to Use a Remote Caravan Motor Mover

Imagine effortlessly manoeuvring your caravan into the perfect campsite spot. With a remote control caravan mover, that's exactly what you can do!

In this guide, we'll explain how to use your caravan mover, specifically focusing on the Ego Enduro Mover, to make caravan positioning a stress-free experience.

What is a Remote Caravan Mover?

A remote caravan mover is a handy accessory that attaches to your caravan and allows you to control its movement using a remote control. It eliminates the manual effort of pushing or pulling your caravan and is a great help on uneven terrain or tight spaces.

Before We Get Started

We've written this guide for caravan beginners who are completely new to remote caravan movers.

So, before we go any further - safety first!

  • Remember to always refer to the manufacturer's instructions before using your mover.
  • Never operate the mover with anyone or anything under the caravan. Double-check your surroundings for obstacles before manoeuvring.

Using Your Remote Caravan Mover

1. Engage the Mover

  • Locate the motor rollers on either side of your caravan, typically near the wheels.
  • Consult the manufacturer's instructions for specific engagement instructions. This might involve using a lever or a socket wrench. (Note: This guide assumes a manual engagement model. Automatic engagement models may differ slightly.)
  • Remember, you only need to engage the rollers on one side. The other side will connect automatically through a cross actuation bar.

2. Power Up and Take Control

  • Ensure the caravan handbrake is released.
  • Double-click the power button on your remote control caravan mover. The LED light will illuminate, indicating the mover is active.
  • The remote control will have directional arrows (forward, backward, left, right). Choose the direction you want the caravan to move. As soon as you release the button, the caravan will stop.

3. Move with Confidence

  • The mover will start with a soft movement and then settle into a steady pace.
  • The mover might slow down slightly uphill and gain some momentum downhill. Remember, it's generally more efficient to reverse uphill for better control.
  • Short bursts are key - especially when hitching up. Use short bursts of movement with the remote control for precise positioning.

4. Stop and Disengage

  • Once you've achieved your desired position, double-click the power button on the remote to turn off the mover.
  • Apply the caravan handbrake for safety.
  • Disengage the motor rollers from the tyres according to the manufacturer's instructions.

5. Achieve the Perfect Hitch

  • Use the remote control caravan mover to manoeuvre the caravan until the hitch is directly above your vehicle's tow ball.
  • Carefully lower the caravan hitch onto the tow ball using the jockey wheel as usual. Short bursts with the mover can help with fine-tuning the position.

6. Keep it Secure

  • Always store your remote control in a secure location within your caravan or vehicle to avoid misplacing it.

Caravan Mover Remote Not Working?

If your caravan mover remote doesn't seem to be working, here are some troubleshooting steps you can take to try and get things moving again.

  1. Check the remote battery and the caravan's leisure battery.
  2. Consult the manual for re-pairing instructions if the remote loses connection.
  3. Ensure there are no obstructions between the remote and the mover unit.
  4. For suspected remote damage or mover unit faults, consult a qualified technician.

Bonus Tips

Troubleshooting: If your mover isn't working, consult the user manual or contact the manufacturer for assistance. Uneven movement might indicate a problem with the mover's alignment.

Maintenance: Regular maintenance, as outlined in the user manual, will ensure your remote caravan mover functions optimally for years to come.

With a little practice, your remote caravan mover will become an indispensable tool, transforming caravan manoeuvring from a chore to a breeze.


How far can you move a caravan with a motor mover?

The distance you can move your caravan with a motor mover depends on several factors, including:

  • Mover capacity: Different motor movers have varying weight capacities. A mover with a higher capacity will generally be able to move your caravan further.
  • Terrain: Flat, paved surfaces allow for greater distances compared to soft grass or uneven ground.
  • Battery life: The mover's battery life will determine how long it can operate before needing a recharge.
  • Weight of your caravan: Heavier caravans will naturally require more power to move, reducing the distance on a single charge.

While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, many users report successfully manoeuvring their caravans for tens of metres on a single charge on suitable terrain. It's always best to consult the manual for your specific mover's capabilities.

Can caravan movers go uphill?

Yes, caravan movers can go uphill, although they may function slightly differently. They might slow down a bit due to the increased workload. For better control and efficiency uphill, it's recommended to reverse the caravan. This allows the mover to leverage its pulling power for a more controlled ascent.

Do motor movers work on gravel?

Motor movers can work on gravel, but with some limitations. Large, loose gravel can be problematic as the wheels may struggle to grip. Fine, compacted gravel is generally better suited for motor movers. Expect slightly slower movement on gravel compared to hard surfaces.