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Old 12-21-2015, 02:25 PM   #21
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That's why you buy "trailer insurance"...use it!!!
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:15 PM   #22
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That is definitely a drag bar. Had the same problem on my coachman. I took it to a garage and had them scab angle iron on to the drag bars. Never been them after that but I could sure leave some nice gouches in the road when I did drag.
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:56 PM   #23
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The damage aside, I'd be looking for somewhere else to store it if the grade is steep enough to do this each time I take the trailer in or out.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:39 PM   #24
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Congratulations on the new X-Lite. We have the same pieces on our X-Lite and I wondered about them until our first outing. When backing into our spot and going far enough for our wheels to touch the concrete wheel stop, the triangle piece and our sewer pipe cleared the wheel stop. If the wheel stop had been higher, the triangle piece would have scraped first since it and the sewer pipe are the same height above the ground.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:44 PM   #25
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That was it's purpose.... it did it's job. Guess that you are going to have to find a new storage facility or talk them in to decreasing the grade on their drive so that you can get in and out without ripping your brand new trailer apart.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:48 PM   #26
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No big deal-we've all done it.
That's what they're for.
I like the skid wheel post-Good thinking McGeiver.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:32 PM   #27
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My plan is to install drag wheels directly to frame or rear bumper that will be considerably higher up than the triangles installed by Lippert or FR.
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Old 12-22-2015, 12:57 AM   #28
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I've had this problem several times in my 26dbh. Didn't flatten the triangles but bent them. I guess while we're all talking about this, I've seen in a post several months ago about "flipping the axle?" This might be the wrong term for it, I believe yall called it something else. When you can have the springs moved to the top of the axle, as mine came from factory below it. I've thought about doing this just to get more ride clearance. But still haven't weighed out the full pros and cons.
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:00 AM   #29
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Thanks for the replies folks! I spoke with the dealer and they offered to fix it for free tomorrow! So, I'm going to pull it out of storage and drop it off tomorrow. I've also made arrangements for another storage lot that specialize in campers/motor homes, etc...
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Old 12-22-2015, 09:56 AM   #30
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My plan is to install drag wheels directly to frame or rear bumper that will be considerably higher up than the triangles installed by Lippert or FR.

Be careful with these options. Moving the protection device up considerably higher may expose critical components to damage. In the case of the OP, ( see his photo) it could expose the LP propane port to damage. The bumper solution may not work for many units as well as there is little strength in many bumpers. If the drag wheels (mounted on the bumper) it could put a large portion of the RV's weight on the bumper which would certainly damage it or the frame.
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