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Old 02-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Anti scrape wheels

Does anyone have experience with putting anti scrape wheels on the rear of their Class A RV? Do they help and any recommendations?

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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Had a long tail rig. Got used to taking dips into things like gas station entry ways at an angle.

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Old 02-02-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Not as helpful as they seem. If the rear end really drags (wheels or not), the rear wheels lose traction and you are stuck anyway. Saw a guy last summer who came down a short steep grade that leveled out quickly, and he had to get jacked up and boards placed under his rear wheels despite having the "training wheels" on the back. His rear axle tires came right off the ground and he stopped moving.

You can also bend up the back end pretty bad if the place the wheels mount isn't strong enough, and few motorhomes with a long rear overhand have much support way back there..

The other drawback is that the wheels themselves take up a lot of vertical space, so you hit much sooner than if you did not have them.

Just some things to think about...
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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Mine does have iron skids. Never scaped em yet
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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My coach has 12' from the center of the rear wheels to the hitch. So I bought a pair that attach to the reciever hitch. Had the coach 6 yrs and they have never touched the ground.
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