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Old 04-09-2017, 01:26 PM   #1
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What's the purpose of these triangle flat bars welded to the frame?

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Provides some protection to structures on bottom of trailer if you bottom out while moving on an uneven surface. Small wheels are used for the same reason.
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They keep you from dragging your rear when you drive through a low place.
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Those are to keep the back of your unit from dragging on the ground/road in a dip or low spot.

Some owners replace them with rolling wheels like this.

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Gotcha guys thanks. Seems a little light weight for skid protection but i guess it will save it once or twice before they break off.
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Gotcha guys thanks. Seems a little light weight for skid protection but i guess it will save it once or twice before they break off.


That's generally why the wheels get put on.
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Yeah the wheels are a good idea.
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Gotcha guys thanks. Seems a little light weight for skid protection but i guess it will save it once or twice before they break off.
Ha! We said that's their purpose. We didn't say they were effective!!
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Ha! We said that's their purpose. We didn't say they were effective!!
I guess it's the thought that counts in the RV industry.
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I think they are more like the wear indicators on your brake pads... they are there to make a bunch of noise and tell you its time to pay attention.

They are NOT there to hold the camper weight.

If you "get into them" you will bend them... just bend them back and they will keep serving their purpose of indicating to you that you just ran out of ground clearance.
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