Bos jockey wheel

WHHEMI

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Is anyone using one, what are your thoughts and which one do you have, I'm thinking about one for our 22.68.2 Starcraft OB.
 

davemc

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A few here have them here. Good idea and leave it on just replace the wheel/plate.
I have one sitting on back deck in the corner. Got stuck up on me twice.
First time lucky I was home so swapped to old Jockey wheel. So I could unhitch.
Took it into them at the show they said fixed.
Second time we arrived at park. Lucky I carried the second old Jokey wheel with me.
Have not had a play with it since it got stuck last time.

I know others had no problems so could be just a bad one.. Not being local makes it hard to get repaired.
 
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I choked when I looked at the price for something I just use to lift front of van up........ no way I can/could push van around.
I have worn out 2 Alko top bearings in 2 years and have a shoulder injury which sometimes makes it difficult to wind them up, I ordered one on Thursday so it should be here next week.
 

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I have worn out 2 Alko top bearings in 2 years and have a shoulder injury which sometimes makes it difficult to wind them up, I ordered one on Thursday so it should be here next week.


I can relate to that the bearing in mine has just started to groan, has lasted many years, left the gap between giving it a service too long I think, new bearing needed....
 
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davemc

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The 3 reasons I got the Bos.
1) My old jockey wheel was going bearings as well. (I replaced it on a sale recently)
2) When we went to Lane Cove the site sloped down.. Not the first time had a site with a 22 where jockey wheel was in a ditch :) When wound up as high as they go the Alko not super stable. We brought a couple of axle stands while there
3) I liked the idea you can leave it on all the time.. The plate makes things stable

I might go have a look at it again now your reminded me..
Edit not seen anyone else with problems around net so you should be ok.
 
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I ordered this on Friday and it arrived today, seems to work well and my drill needs charging.
 

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Love our BOS jockey wheel. Is a brilliant bit of kit and never once let us down with the Big Green Lizard when on the road. We were using it every second day hooking and unhooking. I loved that I could use the drill to wind the jockey wheel, lower the legs and screw in the mat pegs all with the change of attachment. I kept them all in a small tub in the front tunnel. Worked well enough to trust the then 10yr old to hitch/unhitch the van.

We haven't put it on the CUB as I don't have the wheel attachment and we tend to push that around by hand a little in the drive to pack up. I'm waiting for the jack attachment and then might invest in the wheel at the same time.

It's a lot of money and probably would buy it for anything but regular use, but if that's you then you won't be disappointed.
 
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