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Old 03-17-2014, 09:47 PM   #1
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Anyone use skid wheels

I have an issue where my 5th wheel scrapes on my driveway. It's not a long distance but usually scrapes about 1 ft. I was wondering if anyone has used skid wheels and could give any feedback/thoughts.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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I'd think adding wheels to the bottom would increase the time it spends contacting your driveway. I'd also guess that having upward pressure on the rear of the frame could be tough on it. How about throwing down a couple of 2x12's or something?
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I have an issue where my 5th wheel scrapes on my driveway. It's not a long distance but usually scrapes about 1 ft. I was wondering if anyone has used skid wheels and could give any feedback/thoughts.
Used steel hd skid wheels on a 1976 Golden Nugget 20' tt. worked fine for 4 years and bought a 24' Alumalite (Holiday Rambler) 5er for our 81 El Camino.

Make sure they are the swivel type and heavy duty. Put a string under the rear tire and pull it to the low point that scrapes and mount the rollers so they only sit about 1/4"-1/2" below the string.
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I mounted some on the last trailer for the exact same reason. I mounted mine forward of the rear bumper 12 inches. I figured there they would not cause increased contact, but should protect the camper and the driveway. They worked pretty well. I am thinking about doing the same with the present trailer, as the rear entry door step frame hangs below the rear bumper a bit. BIL has the same trailer and bent his steps to the point of being unusable.
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Thanks everyone. Just ordered some skid wheels by Paktron. I'll install when they come in and let folks know how they work.
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