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Old 07-05-2015, 10:51 AM   #1
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Skid/Tail Wheels

In process in purchasing a 2016 34WRS (40ft). Upgrading from a 2009 FunFinder XT245. With a much longer trailer has anyone installed Skid/Tail wheels on there W&P?
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
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I highly recommend them. We have a 30WRS and I hear them scraping quite often entering and exiting parking lots. I would hate to see the scrape marks on our trailer without them.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:20 PM   #3
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Are they the weld-on style or clamp-on type? Could you post a photo?

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Old 07-08-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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I have a 30WR and have never scraped the rear. Granted, you are four feet longer but I don't think all that length is behind the rear axle. I don't take my rig off road, I scope out driveways before I pull in or out. If there a huge scrape marks in the road I don't go there...

Drag wheels heavy enough for your trailer will drop the ground clearance even lower..

Ultra-Fab Steel Mini-Roller for Trailers and RVs - Weld On - 1-1/2" Wide x 2-1/2" Tall Ultra-Fab Products Skid Wheels UF48-979022

I would try breaking the trailer in and see how it is, if you are scraping then add the wheels..
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Old 07-14-2015, 03:14 PM   #5
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When we purchased the 28 footer last year (2008 model) it was a tail dragger. We were going the route of adding the Ultra Fab rollers mentioned. Saw a post of where someone flipped the axles using the Dexter over/under kit. You may inquire with the dealer about ordering a unit this way along with changing out the steps to accommodate for the axle flip. You gain about 4.5"
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:50 PM   #6
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I did a flip kit on my car trailer and hated it. To much gap between the fender and tire. If and when I get the 34WRS, I'll install the skid wheels.
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we have a WPF40RLS with the tail wheels. while traveling into Kentucky for some wheeling, we went thru several small mountain town with some very narrow and steep roads with less than flat gentle intersections. on several occasions we heard the tail wheels drag, once VERY loudly.... when i was setting up at the camp ground i noticed my tail support jack was sitting at a funny angle. the tail wheel was also at an odd angle. after further inspection i saw why. the frame rail was twisted at the tail wheel mounting point. i will not ever have a trailer with out the tail wheels for this reason. however, once i get back to Michigan and have access to a fab shop, i will be removing these rigid mount wheels and installing some extreme duty swivel caster style wheels that bolt on and are thoroughly gusseted to prevent further frame damage.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:12 AM   #8
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Ended up buying a 2016 38RWLS and still planning on putting on skid wheels as soon as I decide which style.
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:22 PM   #9
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we have a WPF40RLS with the tail wheels. while traveling into Kentucky for some wheeling, we went thru several small mountain town with some very narrow and steep roads with less than flat gentle intersections. on several occasions we heard the tail wheels drag, once VERY loudly.... when i was setting up at the camp ground i noticed my tail support jack was sitting at a funny angle. the tail wheel was also at an odd angle. after further inspection i saw why. the frame rail was twisted at the tail wheel mounting point. i will not ever have a trailer with out the tail wheels for this reason. however, once i get back to Michigan and have access to a fab shop, i will be removing these rigid mount wheels and installing some extreme duty swivel caster style wheels that bolt on and are thoroughly gusseted to prevent further frame damage.
Your 40 is long and low but I am surprised that you drag just driving through city streets. I have never dragged in over 5 years but I do avoid steep driveways where I see gouge marks in the pavement.

How far down do the drag wheels hang down?
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I am at work right now, so I can not measure to be certain. But 3.5" below the rear flashing, and 8" forward sound about right.
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