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Old 04-21-2016, 01:11 PM   #21
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Ok, you bought for 3" hitch bar not 2 1/2". That makes sense now.
But isn't the height adjusted lower with the shims the correct height to clear the V skid?
I needed almost 1" shim to clear the wire harness plug for the wheel base which put the bottom of the wheel just over 1/2" below the skid. Any less than an inch would hit the plug bracket. I took out one of the 1/2" shims and moved the skid wheel between the hitch receiver and the plug bracket last night. The wheel is now only 1/16" below the skid. I also moved the right skid wheel closing to the hitch receiver so they are now both centered but just closer together. Will take a picture later and post if you would like.
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:47 PM   #22
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I needed almost 1" shim to clear the wire harness plug for the wheel base which put the bottom of the wheel just over 1/2" below the skid. Any less than an inch would hit the plug bracket. I took out one of the 1/2" shims and moved the skid wheel between the hitch receiver and the plug bracket last night. The wheel is now only 1/16" below the skid. I also moved the right skid wheel closing to the hitch receiver so they are now both centered but just closer together. Will take a picture later and post if you would like.
From the looks of the Amazon photo of 2 1/2" roller, the bolts seem to go just long enough to attach the nuts. Perhaps your 3" has longer bolts, they would have to be 1/2" longer anyway.
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:57 PM   #23
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HopHed, this one? Wasn't there enough room to keep it on the outside of the receptacle?
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I suppose I could use the plate on top and buy longer bolts and place a shim to substitute for the bottom plate.
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:05 PM   #24
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HopHed, this one? Wasn't there enough room to keep it on the outside of the receptacle?
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I suppose I could use the plate on top and buy longer bolts and place a shim to substitute for the bottom plate.
Here are updated photos with moving the wheels in and taking out 1/2" shims on bottom. The wire harness bracket and plastic cover for wiring really gets in the way on the left side and I think you will have issues with either the 3" or 2 1/2". Cant say how long the U bolts will be on the 2 1/2" and if any room to add shims.

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Old 04-21-2016, 03:36 PM   #25
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my last camper.... had drag bars on the back.... I drug them off.
Put steel wheels on.... drug those off too...

with the length and low profile... bad combination for going into and out of angled driveways. It is a wonder that the frame was never bent.

solution, get a higher (and longer ) profiled camper....
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I'm ordering the 2 1/2" today from Amazon. Going to place them like yours HopHed. We'll see how the bolts are and if I need shims.
Noticed in your photos that you have a decal on the hitch with the ratings. My MH with full body paint had it taped over and when the tape was removed, so was the decal. Any chance you can take a photo of it with legible number? Also, did FR give you a name brand spare, mine is Wild Trac????? Like the overspray?
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I'm ordering the 2 1/2" today from Amazon. Going to place them like yours HopHed. We'll see how the bolts are and if I need shims.
Noticed in your photos that you have a decal on the hitch with the ratings. My MH with full body paint had it taped over and when the tape was removed, so was the decal. Any chance you can take a photo of it with legible number? Also, did FR give you a name brand spare, mine is Wild Trac????? Like the overspray?
Here is the decal. I also have a Wild Trac spare.
As a side note solar panels on the roof and testing out. 2-165 watt panels rated at 9.58 amps each(19 total). With some high clouds today I got 17.9 amps to batteries this afternoon. Attached a photo of the controller.

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Here is the decal. I also have a Wild Trac spare.
As a side note solar panels on the roof and testing out. 2-165 watt panels rated at 9.58 amps each(19 total). With some high clouds today I got 17.9 amps to batteries this afternoon. Attached a photo of the controller.

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OMG that's fantastic 17.9 amps. Have you ordered the mounts yet? Can't wait to see the finished system! Are those 12v or 24v panels?
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Where did you get those cut-off switches? HopHed?
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OMG that's fantastic 17.9 amps. Have you ordered the mounts yet? Can't wait to see the finished system! Are those 12v or 24v panels?
Sticky feet mounts are scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Will be permanently attaching to roof next weekend or the weekend after depending on time to attached mounts to panels, double check and mark locations, clean roof etc.
Panels are 12v with 18.1 volt rating. $350 after tax and shipping on ebay for both panels.
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