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Old 07-08-2014, 11:08 PM   #1
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Hitch Skid Wheels

Well, in my urban exploits, I've heard the rock guard serve as the last defender of the trailer hitch assembly.

I knew that a new solution was going to be required. This project was expedited when I managed to tear half the rock guard away from the mount...

....SO... I ordered new brackets from Future Sales RV that ARE DESIGNED TO FIT A RIG WITH A TRAILER HITCH and I think I'll have enough material on the original to cut the midsection to allow for the hitch... so the mounting bars will be these:

...and the rock guard will be modified to sorta resemble THIS:

I also installed a pair of these: Ultra-Fab Products 48979017 Hitch Ball Mount: Automotive

Hopefully wheels will hit before the guard winds up sandwiched. I'm going to hopefully hang it higher than it was and see if I can improve the situation.

I'm not gonna lie, I'm ready to quit working on this thing and hit the highway. Leave for Colorado the 15th then Wyoming around the 24th.


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Old 07-08-2014, 11:22 PM   #2
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One suggestion based on experience - I welded one of those roller wheels to the underside of my receiver itself.... I found that the receiver would drag and this wheel absolutely takes the beating now instead of my receiver....

I found that wheels where you have yours would help but the receiver still took a pounding before the wheel....

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