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The AL-KO "RANGER" manoeuvring system

The RANGER does it: Manoeuvring without needing anyone's help

The new manoeuvring system from AL-KO for caravans up to 1.8 t controls and manoeuvres your caravan right where you want it to go. Even in the narrowest space and on steep terrain. Millimetre-precise accuracy and completely effortless thanks to the easy-to-use remote control. Even rotating...

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Description

The RANGER does it: Manoeuvring without needing anyone's help

The new manoeuvring system from AL-KO for caravans up to 1.8 t controls and manoeuvres your caravan right where you want it to go. Even in the narrowest space and on steep terrain. Millimetre-precise accuracy and completely effortless thanks to the easy-to-use remote control. Even rotating the caravan around its own axis 360° is possible. Proven AL-KO quality at an attractive price of only EUR 1,190 Euro (MSRP). 

Available for single-axle and for tandem-axle models.

Your advantage: 

  • AL-KO quality and design
  • Optimal ground clearance 
  • Remote control with lanyard
  • Suitable for almost any caravan up to 1.8 t

Force: 

The RANGER overcomes obstacles up to two centimetres in height and with a maximum climbing power of 18 per cent.  

Safety: 

  • Soft start and soft stop for precise and bump-free manoeuvring
  • Perfect and tested AL-KO CHASSIS connection
  • Protected mechanics
  • LED display on the controller and remote control for overload and malfunctions
  • Five-year warranty according to AL-KO Warranty Conditions

Full details can be found in the catalogues:

to the catalogues

Technical data

Specifications:
Operating voltage12 Volt DC
Average current consumption20 amps
Maximum current consumption100 amps
Remote control transmitter frequency868 MHz
SpeedApprox. 9 cm per second
Weight (2-motor set)Approx. 37 kg (without battery)
Max. total weight of single-axle models (2 motors)1,800 kg (1,500 kg at 18 % slope)
Max. total weight of tandem axle models (2 motors)1,800 kg (1,500 kg at 18 % slope)
Max. total weight of tandem axle models (4 motors)2,500 kg (1,800 kg at 18 % slope)
Minimum width (caravan / trailer)1,800 mm
Maximum width (caravan / trailer)2,500 mm
Maximum tyre width205 mm
Power source (battery)LiFePO4: 12V, 20Ah // lead: 12V, 70Ah (min.)
MaterialCoated steel and plastic

FAQ

The RANGER has a 2-year basic warranty, which can be extended to 5 years by means of registration. 
The warranty includes material costs for the entire system (drive incl. rollers, control unit, remote control). 
Online registration on our special homepage is required for the warranty extension. Registration must be done on our special website at www.al-ko.com/ranger within 4 weeks after purchasing the product. Please see the included operating instructions or the AL-KO homepage for our warranty conditions: www.al-ko.com/ranger. 

 

The RANGER is a manoeuvring system for caravans. Its use for other applications is being reviewed with regards to compliance with statutory provisions (use on private roads / spaces) within the scope of further development.

 

Yes, the RANGER can be installed on nearly all SINGLE-AXLE caravans up to 1.8 t PTW or TANDEM AXLE caravans up to 2.5 t.
The installation space should be checked against the diagram in the technical section of the caravan brochure and the checklist.

 

No, the RANGER cannot be installed directly due to the required manual control (rod) under the frame.

 

Installation of single-axle variants is not recommended for safety reasons because in unfavourable situations (crests, etc.) the driven axle has no contact with the ground and the caravan is unbraked and thus this poses a hazard. A tandem variant with 4 drives will be available from 1 January 2017 onwards.

 

Yes, its simple setup allows the RANGER to also be installed by knowledgeable people with the corresponding workshop equipment (e.g. 10mm² crimping tool) while taking into account the required safety measures (supports, etc.).

 

In some circumstances and depending on the installation situation and free space, additional adapters may be required. See the tech. section of the caravan brochure for a quick overview. 

 

Yes, a drive battery with a suitable charger is required for operation if this is not already installed in the caravan (e.g. as part of a self-sufficient package).
In addition, we also recommend using a suitable jockey wheel (e.g. premium jockey wheel) when using manoeuvring systems. 

 

AL-KO recommends an AGM battery with a min. 80 Ah (single axle) or 100 Ah (tandem axle) or an AGM battery using spiral cell technology (e.g. Optima) with a min. 66 Ah.
A suitable charger must be provided for both versions.

 

No, the drives must be returned to the rest position after manoeuvring to prevent damage to the tyres. To secure the caravan against rolling away, please use available wheel chocks and to prevent theft, use corresponding safeguards (e.g. Safety Premium or AL-KO Secure).

 

The RANGER remains stopped when you release the buttons of the remote control, when you turn off the remote control or when you remove the key in the circuit breaker, and it will stop on the slope according to its climbing power.

 

No, the system is maintenance-free. However, we do recommend that the fastenings be checked before each season or at the latest every two years during caravan service in the workshop.

 

For longer downtimes / over the winter months, the drive batteries should be fully charged and stored according to the recommendation of the battery manufacturer as well as charged on a regular basis using a suitable charger. The remote control batteries should be removed to prevent leakage.

 

We recommend cleaning the drive rollers and the housing using a water hose after use (do not use a high-pressure cleaner!). Do not spray directly into the cooling slots (front and rear). Plastic parts (remote control, control unit) should be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth as required.