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Old 07-22-2015, 10:57 PM   #21
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I ordered the above roller but big problem.
Sorry Ben for the Non-Fit. Hope you are able to work it out
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:11 PM   #22
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Sorry Ben for the Non-Fit. Hope you are able to work it out
NP Deaver, we'll figure it out.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:33 PM   #23
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IMO if you are dragging the rear so much you think you need a roller I would be figuring out some way to drag less. When you drag the rear you put undue stress on the rear frame rail extensions and fiberglass coach in an upward direction instead of a normal designed downward load. The lower sides around the hatches and bottom of the slide cutouts go from normal compression loading to tension which can cause cracks at the corners of the openings. This is not an issue for infrequent minor dragging but the rollers will only mask severe dragging that can damage things. If you put on rollers make sure they are only as low as absolutely needed to protect the receiver. Also if you don't use the hitch or rarely use it, why not remove it and reinstall only when needed.
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Old 07-23-2015, 03:31 PM   #24
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IMO if you are dragging the rear so much you think you need a roller I would be figuring out some way to drag less. When you drag the rear you put undue stress on the rear frame rail extensions and fiberglass coach in an upward direction instead of a normal designed downward load. The lower sides around the hatches and bottom of the slide cutouts go from normal compression loading to tension which can cause cracks at the corners of the openings. This is not an issue for infrequent minor dragging but the rollers will only mask severe dragging that can damage things. If you put on rollers make sure they are only as low as absolutely needed to protect the receiver. Also if you don't use the hitch or rarely use it, why not remove it and reinstall only when needed.
Our unit drags out in the street every time we pull in and out of our driveway. We did move all the heavy stuff in the back to the front, so there is less dragging. As I stated above, we had to send the roller back because it will not fit on the existing receiver hitch. So we didn't even get to test it. We will be pulling a boat occasionally. Curious to see how much it will drag then.
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Old 07-23-2015, 04:41 PM   #25
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Could have tried this hitch extender: https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Acces...rt/C45791.html
Place the skid wheel on the extender receiver without the interference of the chain hooks of the chassis receiver.
Yea - it's sticking the receiver out there and it could exert quite a bit of force (weight) on the extender/receiver however, its pick your evils. Either drag on lift pads, receiver, receiver skids or use the extender with the skid wheel.

I have a receiver splitter so that I can tow my toad and carry my bike rack: https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories.../RM-077-4.html
I considered installing my skid wheel on that. I no longer need the splitter since I have added a receiver on the front of the coach and place my bike rack up there. I didn't care for the bikes hanging so close to the front of the toad.

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Old 07-23-2015, 04:53 PM   #26
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Going to drive mine without roller. Then decide if I'm just going to weld the roller to hitch if needed,
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:09 PM   #27
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What is the optimum pressure for the Firestone air bags in the rear of my Forester? I don't think mine was ever inflated.


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Old 08-05-2015, 09:55 PM   #28
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Don't think many use rollers just air up bags I thought about roller when I first got mine but it never drags when aired up 75psi but mine have been leaking down to as low as 45psi still don't drag leaving driveway or over curbing


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Old 08-05-2015, 09:55 PM   #29
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Old 08-05-2015, 09:56 PM   #30
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Don't think many use rollers just air up bags I thought about roller when I first got mine but it never drags when aired up 75psi but mine have been leaking down to as low as 45psi still don't drag leaving driveway or over curbing


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