Hitching up

2 b (1) to connect (a vehicle or implement) with a source of motive power

"hitch a rake to a tractor"

Merriam-Webster dictionary

Hitching a Go-Pod to your vehicle is incredibly easy thanks to the low nose weight, allowing you to manouevre it into position without significant exertion involved.

There are just 3 simple steps:

1. Disengage handbrake

First you'll need to disengage the handbrake to allow you to move your Go-Pod into position.


If you are not on level ground, DO NOT disengage the handbrake. Instead, you will need to manouevre the tow vehicle into position while the Go-Pod remains stationary.

Likewise, if you are on difficult ground (wet grass or gravel pitches) you may find it easier to move the tow vehicle instead of the Go-Pod.

2. Raise jockey wheel & move into position

Next you'll raise the jockey wheel so the hitch is just a little bit higher than your tow ball (wind clockwise to raise).

Once this is done, move the front of the hitch into position directly above your tow ball. You can pull on the hitch itself, but most owners use the grab handles on the front of the Pod, either side of the window, to move it forward towards the tow vehicle.

When the Go-Pod is in position, re-engage the handbrake to ensure that the Go-Pod doesn't move while you complete the next step.

If you have an automatic motor mover installed, you may prefer to use it to complete this step instead. However, most people should be able to manually manouevre the Pod with ease.


As in step 1, if you're not on level ground then you will need to manouevre your tow vehicle into position rather than moving the Go-Pod. DO NOT disengage the handbrake. You will still need to raise the jockey wheel so that the hitch is above the tow ball.

Likewise, if you are on difficult ground (wet grass or gravel pitches) you may find it easier to move the tow vehicle instead of the Go-Pod.

3. Wind jockey wheel down until it is securely engaged with the tow ball

Lastly, you should wind the jockey wheel down until the tow ball is firmly engaged with the hitch (wind counter-clockwise to lower).

You'll know it's connected when the green indicator switch directly in front of the hitch handle pops up, and the hitch handle itself will move down into the engaged position. There will be an audible 'click' sound when the hitch engages.


To unhitch the Go-Pod from your tow vehicle, complete the steps above in reverse:

Hold the hitch handle and press the 'trigger' button on the underside with your index finger, while pulling upwards.

Remain holding the hitch handle in this position whilst winding the jockey wheel clockwise to raise, until it is disconnected from the tow ball.

Disengage the handbrake when finished, and move the Go-Pod away from your tow vehicle.

Safety note

It's important to remember to NEVER disengage the handbrake of the Go-Pod unless it is on level ground, or securely connected to a tow vehicle with the hitch fully enaged. The handbrake of the tow vehicle should also be engaged.

Doing so will cause the Go-Pod to roll with potentially catastrophic consequences. This is universal to all caravans.


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