Vehicle Technology

Secure caravan stance with AL-KO

AL-KO supports for a secure caravan stance

Once you have reached your destination at the end of your caravan journey, it's time to find a pitch. Whether on a hard caravan park or soft camping ground, AL-KO supporting systems guarantee absolute stability when parking. They prevent the caravan from slipping or even sinking.

You should also take precautions against potential damage on the journey. Caravan supports are not a substitute for a jack, because they could significantly damage the chassis of your caravan if misused. For this reason, jacks and spare wheels are part of the basic equipment for a successful caravan trip.

AL-KO UP4: Parking with electric caravan supports

The UP4 electric support system from AL-KO offers maximum comfort. No bending down and no cranking: simply raise your supports by remote control and precisely adjust them! The system is suitable for caravans up to 2,500 kilograms with AL-KO chassis and can be combined with the AL-KO RANGER manoeuvring aid. Features:

  • Hot-dip galvanized, corrosion-protected metal parts
  • Plastic cover to protect the electric drive
  • The big foot™ steady legs from AL-KO are already mounted.
  • Built-in anti-theft lock
More about AL-KO's UP4 system

Mechanical AL-KO supports – can be retrofitted on older chassis

The mechanical corner steadies can be extended and aligned using a crank. They can be retrofitted to any AL-KO chassis manufactured 1989 or later. This may also be possible under certain circumstances with older models or other manufacturers — the specialist workshop can advise you on this.

The AL-KO corner steady comes in two variants: The short "Stabilform" with a load capacity of up to 1,000 kilograms, and the longer "Premium" version with a load capacity of up to 1,250 kilograms.

These corner steadies stand out for the following features:

  • Easy and fast assembly
  • Strong pressed sections and beaded side bracings for stability and resilience
  • The hot-dip galvanised crank supports are robust and corrosion-resistant

For even more functionality, the corner steadies can be supplemented as needed, for example with different cranks or the Comfort Kit for easier operation. The Safety Compact safety lock prevents unauthorised persons from cranking up the supports – so the crank support acts as an immobiliser as well.

Get to know AL-KO corner steadies!

AL-KO big foot™ for the perfect stand

The big foot™steady legs can be retrofitted with the crank support, and replace emergency solutions such as boards that are pushed under the supports. They increase the standing area to 200 x 180 millimetre and can take a weight of up to 1,250 kg. This ensures that the caravan also stands well and does not sink too much on soft ground such as sand or snow. The convenient size is not an obstacle when driving: When the caravan supports are folded in, the steady leg nestles the lower base.

Learn more about the AL-KO big foot™!

AL-KO spare wheel holder: the space-saving solution for caravans

One careless manoeuvre when driving and it happens: the tyre of the caravan is defective and must be changed. So a spare wheel should be on board for every excursion with the caravan. So as not to lose any space, place the spare wheel in a holder under the trailer, e.g. in the front locker. The AL-KO spare wheel carrier weighs little and can be mounted directly under the axle of the AL-KO chassis. In addition, the holder lowers the centre of gravity of the chassis and thus improves the driving response. If you need your spare part make sure to remove the wheel from the side facing away from the road. This minimises the risk of accidents significantly.

Details about the AL-KO spare wheel holder

Jack for comfortable wheel change and repairs

For wheel changes and repairs to the chassis, use a jack – ideally one designed specifically for lifting AL-KO chassis. Because these chassis have an adapted jacking position to optimally distribute the forces acting on the chassis and prevent damage.

The mechanical jacks are suitable for trailers with a gross weight of up to 2,000 kilograms. The hydraulic model can carry a weight of up to 3,000 kilograms.

Go to the jack models at AL-KO

Overrun device protection thanks to AL-KO weather protection

Adverse weather conditions take their toll on your vehicle and possibly limit the functionality of components in the long term. This can reduce their service life and cause unnecessary outlay and costs. The overrun device on the caravan is constantly exposed to weather and temperature fluctuations. You should therefore protect the overrun device if you park your caravan for a long period. AL-KO weather protection consists of dirt and water repellent materials and therefore keeps moisture away from the components. In addition, the fabric is quick and simple to fix to the overrun device.

Find out more about AL-KO weather protection