Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2014, 10:45 PM   #1
toylover's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Prophetstown, Illinois
Posts: 89
Too steep driveway

Well I did it. I messed up the triangular brackets under the back bumper of my puma toy hauler. I turned into a gas station driveway that was too steep and flattened the brackets. If they are designed to protect the bumper they need to be stronger. I am considering replacing them with more substantial metal. Will I create a bigger problem if I do this or are they designed to collapse for some reason?

toylover is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2014, 11:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
ependydad's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 13,574
A lot of people consider skid plates or rollers to protect themselves in this situation.

2013 Sabre 36QBOK pulled by a 2012 Ram 3500 DRW
Blogs: Learn to RV & Personal Fulltiming Adventure
Towing Calculators: Towing Planner
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2014, 01:27 AM   #3
Senior Member
1l243's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 457
I would use rollers. What I do before I enter a driveway is look to see if there are any gouge marks allready in the asphalt, if there is, I find another way to get in there...

Ultra-Fab Steel Micro-Roller for Trailers and RVs - Weld On - 2" Wide x 2" Tall Ultra-Fab Products RV and Camping UF48-979021
1l243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 07:16 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 8
Too steep driveway

I couldn't get in and out of my driveway with scrubbing those brackets on our 356. When I got around to taking them off they were almost worn through. I put two of these in their place about a year ago and they are working fine. Easier on the concrete driveway as well.

Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
bubbubouy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.