We will bottom out going in or out of the driveway if we are in a certain spot. We have replaced them twice. The first time we damaged them we went out of a gas station driveway. The next time was in the home driveway. They can help from ripping off your sewer lines under the trailer when you back up.
Al and Deb
Sarge, Sugar and Ginger
2006 Silverado "Predator"
2011 Greywolf 26rl "Wounded Wolf"
camped 2013 94 days 2014 24 days
I have seen a set of wheels on clamps that attach to these brackets so, instead of dragging, they roll when they hit the ground. Also, if you put the pvc pipe on those brackets and there is a raised lump in the pavement, you could hit that with the pvc and break it in half. Put the pvc on top of the bumper and it should be fine.
It doesn't look terribly strong, but, it is attached to the frame beam. I had something like this on my 70's Nomad and it did work and protect the trailer when we went up steep driveways. It seemed shorter, though, but, while it dented a bit, it didn't collapse. Mainly protected the holding tanks and the end of the trailer.
Attach one of *THESE* to the frame near your axle.
They make telescopic ones that will adjust for different lengths too.
It will never crush there.
I bought one of "those" based on assurances from the dealer that my Rhino hose would fit inside......WRONG. I did get my spare hose in the tube, but had to hacksaw about half the ears off the fittings. I was able to fit the Rhino in the bumper by rotating the fittings.
2015 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604 WS. Rear LR, large street side slide with small wardrobe slide in BR.
2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel Laramie Quad Cab.
These V shaped bars are welded to the frame / bumper supports. Do they serve any purpose? I am thinking about attaching PVC between them to store my sewer hose. It's too blg to fit in the bumper. Pic posted upside down, sorry.