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Old 04-20-2016, 02:11 AM   #1
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Anyone add Skid Wheels on the Rear?

We've been bottoming out leaving a few driveway and the "V" shaped welded on skid is getting a work-out. Not sure if it can take many more. Have any of you had any luck with either the bolt-on or weld-on skid rollers? I do keep between 70-80 psi in the air bags depending on whether I have the bike and trike on the hitch.
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I actually had the "V"removed rather than adding the wheels on.
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I added them as the skid was almost worn through. I got the metal bolt on wheels. Works great but at some point will have to replace again but will be a ways down the line.
Never thought of taking the "V" skid off completely as noted above. May do it when the wheels wear out and see how it works on our driveway.
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I added them as the skid was almost worn through. I got the metal bolt on wheels. Works great but at some point will have to replace again but will be a ways down the line.
Never thought of taking the "V" skid off completely as noted above. May do it when the wheels wear out and see how it works on our driveway.
HopHed-Any chance you can post a photo?
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Each side. The left was tight with the trailer wiring harness.

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Did you get them local? How thick are the shims?
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Amazon for about $80.
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Amazon for about $80.
Saw some on Amazon. Did you get the 2 1/2" or 3" and the U Bolts don't look as long as yours? Did you use something from Lowe's or HD?
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Each side. The left was tight with the trailer wiring harness.

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From your Pic it looks like you just Added 2+" to Early "Touchdown"? Is this Not going the Wrong Way for a solution? Youroo!!
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I added them as the skid was almost worn through. I got the metal bolt on wheels. Works great but at some point will have to replace again but will be a ways down the line.
Never thought of taking the "V" skid off completely as noted above. May do it when the wheels wear out and see how it works on our driveway.
Why not mod the V by cutting part of it off and adding a flat and add the wheels to the flat?
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