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Old 09-07-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Class C hitch skid wheels

I am brand new to this site and to RV'ing. Just purchased a used 2003 Sunseeker 3100SS class C here in Ohio. It has a Reese hitch that tore up the street driving it into my driveway...ooops!! I have been researching hitch skid wheels ever since we drove it home (last Friday) and have a question for everyone.

There are two products available which are swivel and fixed wheels. There are 2 manufacturers which are Paktron and Ultra-fab. Which ones are the best choice for me to purchase and install?

Darren
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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Went with the PAk industry's swivel wheels for $116.00. Put them on today - very easy and fast install. Will see if they work tomorrow when I back it our of the driveway!!!

They appear to be very well made - very heavy! Wish me luck!
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
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Let us know how they work out.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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Don't know how your driveway is setup or the width...if you can go out of it at an angle as opposed to straight in-out, it will help prevent what happened.
In other words, when leaving at an angle the rear tire on the truck that leaves the driveway last tends to help keep it higher.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:49 PM   #5
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Thanks Jackhart but the top of my driveway is about 6 feet above the road and the length of the RV is almost the same as the driveway...in other words pretty steep angle of attack. I actually did come in at about a 45 degree angle and still left a 6 ft trail...lol

Wheels are on now and I will let you know how they work. BTW, good luck on your conversion project...would love to see pics from time to time of the progress. Reminds me of the Gornekey bus on the movie RV!
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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Well I am here to say the wheels worked absolutely wonderful. They worked perfect when I backed out my driveway and again when I backed it in Sunday after our first weekend camping. They were a breaze to install as it only took 10 minutes total and I recommend them without reservation.
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Hey Darren, glad the skid wheels are working out. I have a hitch on my sunseeker, and there are triangle shaped skids, probabley there to protect the bottom of the rig. Just wondering where you installed the wheels? Could you post some pics for me?? thanks.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #8
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Mike,

I will be glad to get some pics for you. The pictures will show you where I installed the wheels - right on the hitch itself. BTW, are you aware they have wheels for your triangle skid bars?
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Thanks for the pic, I have some canasters from a large air conditioner unit i was gonna try to install, but they won't work at an angle.
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