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Old 12-03-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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Trailer scrapes driveway... solutions?

So when I pull my TH out of my driveway, or back it in, the rear stabilizers have a tenancy to scrap. A friend suggested that I attach a couple of casters to the rear or the trailer, next to the stabilizers. Anyone ever do this? Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:12 PM   #2
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I did that to The Beast. I bought HD 6" casters at the local dealership and had them weld plates to the frame and bolt the caster to that. Unless I re-graded my driveway, this was the cheapest solution and has worked flawlessly in the last 3 years.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:18 PM   #3
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I bolted some scrape wheels to the frame that worked fine. Here is a link to some: Drag Rollers on etrailer.com Search. Mine were very easy to bolt on.
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To get my pop-up in and out of our driveway, I would put boards down in the gutter of the road. It lifted the camper just enough that the stabilizers would clear.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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Like ependydad said If you put some 2x10 boards across the driveway at the lowest point so the tires go up on them and therefore the back doesn't scrape, I had to do this for a friend to get his trailer in his driveway. If this is the only time you are having trouble it will get you by , if you are hitting in other places you go you need to add the casters.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:32 PM   #6
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Can you backin and come out of the driveway on a 45 degree angle. That helps a lot with my sloped concrete drive. My driveway is double wide and long enough so I can come in on an angle and start straightening one the axle are past the curb.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:16 PM   #7
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I added casters to my 21 ft TT for the same reasons. Stionary 8 inch welded to the frame.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:23 PM   #8
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I had the same problem with mu Rockwood 8329ss with electric stabilizer jacks. I removed them from the angle and moved it forward and drilled and bolted it to the frame. It sits 6 in higher so no more dragging. Problem solved.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:27 PM   #9
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Another option is to have a Spring over conversion done to your trailer. It puts the axle under the springs and effectively raises the trailer up about 4 inches.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:51 AM   #10
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If you use distribution bars, don't put them on till you have pulled out of the driveway.
This may cause the hitch to drag somewhere.
Just, something to try.
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