Slide-on Camper Trolley Assembly, Guidelines & Conditions
The trolley was made to offer a number of benefits when storing a slide on camper, specifically for an Active Camper:
CAMPER FEATURES AND BENEFITS:
- When loading the camper, the trolley makes it easier to adjust the final position of the camper when lowering the camper on to the tray.
- Requires only one step process when loading the camper compared to a normal trolley underneath.
- Offers the ability to lower the camper down to approximately 240mm off the floor allowing it to be moved and stored, for example in low carports, which for the Active Camper gives an approximate minimum height of 2100mm.
- Easy to maneuver.
- Relatively very sturdy.
- Disassembles for transport and storage.
1. Assemble the trolley using the markings to identify the correct assembly of parts.
2. Leave all bolts loose.
3. With the camper on the tray, position the trolley in place under the vehicle.
4. Position the legs on the camper and clip the legs into the trolley wheel assembly.
5. Ensure all leg assemblies are evenly spaced on the trolley and the legs are aligned.
6. Tighten all bolts and double check legs are aligned without any strain on the legs.
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Note: For Trolleys built from Aug 2023, some minor variations apply:
- Push trolley into position.
- Wind legs down onto trolley frame and clip each leg to frame.
- Clamp all castor wheels.
- Wind legs up, ensuring the front of the camper is also higher than the rear of the ute tray. It is recommended not to push the trolley while the camper is fully extended. Instead drive the vehicle clear.
- Wind each leg down sequentially until the Camper is lowered to the minimum height. When lowering, the level of the camper should always be maintained higher at the front.
- To achieve the minimum height of the camper for storing in low areas down to approximately 2100mm, reposition each leg so the bottom of each leg (outer tube) is level with camper (new holes in leg frame required). This will require adequate supporting each of the corners on the base of the camper, such as a suitable car jack stand, one at a time as each leg is repositioned. (For the back legs, normally one leg will be loose if the other back leg takes the weight.)
Then wind the leg down to retake the weight, doing this one leg at a time.
- When lowered, unclamp castor wheels and push camper into storage area.
The recommended procedure for loading the camper onto the vehicle is:
- Push camper on trolley behind vehicle tray. Clamp all wheels.
- If camper lowered to minimum height, raise each leg so the legs can be repositioned back to the manufacturer's normal position. As above, this will require adequate supporting each of the corners on the base of the camper, one at a time as each leg is repositioned. Then wind the leg down to retake the weight, doing this one leg at a time.
- Wind each leg up sequentially until the Camper is lifted above the height of the tray, always ensuring the level of the camper is maintained higher at the front. Ensure the back of the camper is also higher than the rear of the ute tray.
- Reverse the vehicle to under the camper. It is recommended not to push the trolley while the camper is fully extended.
- Sequentially wind legs down to position camper on vehicle. Before the tray contacts the Camper, unclamp castor wheels and move the camper on the trolley to accurately position the camper. From experience, it is recommended to position the front of the camper onto the tray first just before the rear of the tray takes the load at the back.
- Unclip the legs and remove and move the trolley out the way.
- It is recommended the trolley should not be moved with the camper loaded on the trolley when the camper legs are fully extended, except when the camper is positioned over the ute tray where minor position adjustments may be required.
- The loaded trolley is designed to be used on flat hard surfaces such as a cement floor.
- The floor must be free of any obstructions in the path of the trolley, such as even very small pebbles or ledges. With the moving momentum of the loaded trolley, any obstruction against a wheel could severely damage the leg mounting on the camper which can be very expensive to repair.
- The pathway of the loaded trolley must be smooth and continuous. Any minor ledges such as a lip at the entrance to a carport will require a suitably shaped ramp to allow the castor wheels and the weight being moved to smoothly transition across. Building momentum to overcome any minor obstruction is strongly not recommended.\
- Any sloping surfaces around the loading and unloading area of the camper and in the path to storage must be treated with extreme caution. In such cases the loaded trolley must be considered an extreme safety hazard that could potentially cause personal injury or fatality as well as extensively damaging the camper if in the event control of the trolley was lost, even momentarily. Any securing of the camper in such hazardous situations is the responsibility of the operator and extends beyond the intended design limits of the trolley.
- It is recommended at least two physically capable adults assist with manoeuvring the camper on the trolley to ensure the safe and controlled management of moving the camper.
By purchasing or taking possession of this trolley, the recipient acknowledges and understands the procedures, conditions and warnings outlined above, and hereby agrees to accept all risks associated with the use of the trolley, whether following the guidelines above or not and hereby indemnifies the seller of the trolley or the manufacturer of the camper against any damages, personal or material, that may be caused through the use of the trolley with or without the camper.
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