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Trailer Question

Postby petebee » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:29 pm

Does anyone know where you can get drag wheels (the small steel rollers that weld to the underside of the rear bar on a trailer) from please? My driveway is a little too steep to the the car trailer down... Any ideas/help much appreicated.

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Re: Trailer Question

Postby Paperman » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:14 pm

The recommended approach (judging by common practice) is to drag the whole thing relentlessly along the drive, causing a horrendous screeching noise and leaving grooves in the drive that eventually become so deep that the problem goes away (or the back of the tailor becomes sufficiently distorted to achieve the same result)

It is however possible that someone else may have a more positive solution...

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Re: Trailer Question

Postby jimblockley » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:55 pm

No no no no Simon i have the same problem, if you look under my trailer you will see two heavy duty castors. So that might be your answer pete
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Re: Trailer Question

Postby mwalters » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:45 pm

Or...

You could try boat rollers? Have a search through the towsure website and im sure you'll find something you could modify to work

http://www.towsure.co.uk

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Re: Trailer Question

Postby schomosport » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:21 am

As the owner of Jim's previous trailer I also have castors under the back. Drop me an email contact and I wil send you a picture so you can figure out if they are what you need. I have 4 similar somewhere which I bought for a chasssis trolley and never used.
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Re: Trailer Question

Postby petebee » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:47 pm

Thanks for the pointers guys. I have got 2 heavy duty steel rollers for the back of the trailer. GoldRV in the UK have exactly the item for quite a high price so ive found very similar in our forklift spares boxes. Ill post some pictures when ive done the welding.
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Re: Trailer Question

Postby driftwood » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:07 pm

have you checked the ride height is at 40 mm?

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Re: Trailer Question

Postby petebee » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:25 pm

driftwood wrote:have you checked the ride height is at 40 mm?


Ah, :shock: blast, 38mm. Should I over inflate the tyres to get another 2mm :) ?
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