This item works and is easy to install, unfortunately it justs moves way too slow. My guys have gone back to reeling up by hand.
The rewind motor finally arrived. I went to install it today and it does not fit my vacuum hose reel at all. The mounting clamps are to small and the mounting plate for the motor is to long. I tried to adjust the the unit in various ways and it just won't fit. If it is going to work at all I am going to have to pay a custom welder make adjustments and TOTALLY redesign the mounting configuration. Another flaw in the design is that the motor sticks out into the work area of the van. I see the potential of it getting damaged somehow is the course of daily work. It would be better if the motor could be placed between the the reel sides.