GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #41 | Page 20

BOS JOCKEY WHEEL Jockey wheels must be one of the most frustrating devices fitted to any caravan. Fitting and removing them using those silly clamps is nothing short of infuriating. I searched for an alternative and came across the BOS 370 Jockey Stand. I have to say, this is one of the best mods we’ve ever made. Once fitted, the unit can be left on the A- frame. To lower and raise the van, use a battery-powered drill and the supplied fitting to operate the gearbox on top of the unit. And that’s it. No fighting with clamps and no physical effort required. The drill does all the work for you. BOS offer a variety of wheels if the stand doesn’t suit your needs; however, we’ve found the stand perfectly satisfactory for all occasions. The BOS 370 Jockey Stand. MISTING SHOWER HEAD There’s nothing as rejuvenating as a shower at the end of a long drive. If you’re freecamping, this means using your RV’s onboard water supply. Problem is, the shower head fitted to most caravans or campers will use water at a rate of about 11L per minute. If two occupants have a three-minute shower each, there goes 66L from your water tanks! Misting shower heads, which release less than half the amount of water as regular shower heads, are all the rage in household bathrooms these days and, as it turns out, they are ideal for caravan showers, too. Ours is marketed as the Cora Multi-Function shower head, available from various bathroom and plumbing suppliers, but shop around as there are many similar units available. To save a considerable amount of water, consider changing to a misting shower head.