Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2016, 10:15 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Amarillo/Tx
Posts: 268
Drag Wheels

What type of drag wheels are you folks using on your Concords ?
__________________

__________________
2017 Georgetown 329S


Toad 2015 Toyota Tacoma
Tbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 01:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Amarillo/Tx
Posts: 268
Wheels

Since I got no response from you guys I took it upon myself to pick drag wheels.. If they don't work out I will be assigning blame here !!!!!!
__________________

__________________
2017 Georgetown 329S


Toad 2015 Toyota Tacoma
Tbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 02:29 PM   #3
WDW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 112
What's a drag wheel?


Life is always better under a Palm tree...

2016 Mirada 35BH "Trolley"
2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Previous- Jayco Greyhawk 31FK

Western NY
__________________
WDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 02:48 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
gwj123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 16
I think those are wheels you can have added to the back of your RV to prevent the backend from dragging when you enter or exit something like a steep driveway to a flatter surface.
I am in-process of having them installed on my RV as the backend drags when I enter or exit my driveway, I have already bent those v-shaped brackets that came factory installed for dragging. They are to protect things like your bumper, stabilizers, plumbing, anything that could get damaged if the backend was to drag.
__________________
2016 RAM Laramie 2500 CC 4x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel
2017 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 254RLXL
gwj123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 03:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 986
How do they prevent dragging? If the angle is too steep, the rear end is going to drag. A wheel just makes the gap smaller and drags sooner. Whatever the drag wheels are mounted to are gonna take a beating.
__________________
325BH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2016, 03:08 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: HuntsVegas, AL
Posts: 6,379
They are actually called Skid Wheels. They are solid metal wheels usually installed on trailers.


Given how high a Motorhome rides, I could never imagine needing these. In fact if you do need these, I would think you are doing it wrong
__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 2014 - 42 2015 - 56 Jul 2016 - Fulltime
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2016, 11:27 AM   #7
World Wide Wanderer
 
wahoonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Sprung Leak, NC
Posts: 1,130
We have some sort of skid back there now, I think to protect the dump lines. I am not a real fan of skid wheels, I have seen some serious frame damage due to the point loading. However they may work in some cases.

I have not seen a need for them on my Concord yet, and have been in some tight areas.

Aaron
__________________
Aaron & Rhonda
wahoonc & Airangel60

2016 Coachmen Concord 300DS
2015 Fusion Hybrid following along
wahoonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2016, 01:51 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 423
I know this is in the MoHo section, but...

We had dragging issues with our Rockwood TT and our sloped driveway - I briefly considered "drag wheels" but dismissed the idea due to the stress it would cause on the frame. Our solution was a 3" lift between the axles and frame.

Probably not viable for a motorhome, but perhaps food for thought.
__________________
Restcure (formerly JD and Beastlet)
2012 Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2701SS > ProPride 3P 1400 > 2013 F150 FX4 SC EB LB max tow 3.73s
John, Dawn, daughter Emily and Bella the camping kitty

illegitimi non carborundum
Restcure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2016, 08:37 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Amarillo/Tx
Posts: 268
wheel

Quote:
Originally Posted by BamaBob View Post
They are actually called Skid Wheels. They are solid metal wheels usually installed on trailers.


Given how high a Motorhome rides, I could never imagine needing these. In fact if you do need these, I would think you are doing it wrong
I didn't need them on my class A,but this Concord is a C and rides lower..
__________________
2017 Georgetown 329S


Toad 2015 Toyota Tacoma
Tbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2016, 08:49 PM   #10
Land of the Midnightsun
 
jjSpeedwagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Midland TX
Posts: 343
The longer the hang over behind your rear wheels the easier it is to drag. I've drug a jack a time or 2 but I can see it coming so slow is best. You'll be ok. I always try to pull out of any driveways at angle
__________________

__________________
John & Janice
2016 Coachmen Concord 300DS
2010 Jeep JK 2.5 inch lift 33' tires
Elite Ready Brutte tow bar & Blue Ox base plate
Never mistake Knowledge for Wisdom. One helps you make a living the other help you make a LIFE.
jjSpeedwagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wheel

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




ForestRiverForums.com 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- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 AM.