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Old 04-30-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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5th wheel dragging rear bumper

My Son in law has a 35' 5'er and a severe slope down into his storage building. Consequently the rear bumper hits the concrete floor as he is backing in and driving out. I have seen these wheels on other RV's that are attached to the frame or rear bumper which I assume is for this problem. My problem is I don't know what they are called or how to search the internet for them. If anyone has used a set of these tail wheels, could you let me know how to find some info. Thanks..
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Found these on E Trailer. Skid Wheels | etrailer.com
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Thanks RSKEANS. That's what he's looking for.....
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Man, for under $100, you'd think these would be standard on all RVs.
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Problem with adding wheels, is now you have reduced your clearance more.
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Problem with adding wheels, is now you have reduced your clearance more.
Not on mine. I have these little triangular brackets the act like semi-soft feelers. The wheels would replace these and probably add an inch or two of clearence.
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That is a lot of weight to suspend from the rear bumper. When those things hit the ground the entire trailer is hanging from those little wheels and the pinbox. Pretty sure the frame was never designed for that so be careful.
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That is a lot of weight to suspend from the rear bumper. When those things hit the ground the entire trailer is hanging from those little wheels and the pinbox. Pretty sure the frame was never designed for that so be careful.

Exactly!! My friend had a 5er whose rear bumper dragged almost anytime he went out of a driveway and he installed two of these casters on the back of his frame. Sure enough, he actually bent the frame of the trailer when he went out of a gas station driveway. Cause lots of damage to both inside and outside of the trailer.
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They're just caster wheels.
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Could you rig up a ramp or a platform of lumber that would get the bumper up higher as the 5er tires rode over?
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I do not see the harm in installing some air bags on that 5ers rear most axle. be easy enough to use and then deflate for road use.
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