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Old 09-26-2014, 05:43 PM   #1
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Skid plates

Hello everyone. I have a 30 foot class C. And every time I fuel up I bottom out really easily coming out of the station. The towbar with the skid plates on it can be removed. It has six bolts. I do not at any time tow a vehicle. Any suggestions or opinions on removing it. And would it make a difference. Or do any harm without it. Thanks

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Several posts, where members have installed, metal rollers on the hitch . Several types, only take up 2 1/2" of ground clearance.
Could be an option for you.
Rear air bags, maybe.

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Old 09-27-2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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I agree with the air bags...maybe your springs are weak.
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I hope not its a 2015
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:24 PM   #5
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Skid plates

As others have shared, A roller on the hitch seems like a logical next step. Here is an example

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Old 09-29-2014, 05:09 AM   #6
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I'm not sure if a hitch wheel would help me. I never bottomed out with the hitch itself it's the skid plates that is giving me a hard time.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:02 AM   #8
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Air bags on my Gulf Stream 32 foot C cured the problem. The springs were completely flat. It drug everywhere before. I will eventually have the rear springs reworked.
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If you take the exit at a 45 degree angle, you might not bottom out. I would leave the skid plates, rather scrape them then the bottom of your RV.
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I tried driving the RV off on a angle or crab walking it but that does not work
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If you took the hitch and skid plates off, what would be next to hit the ground? I'd leave the hitch and skid plates on, inspect springs and ride height for proper height. It's not out of the realm of possibility that the rear is sagging a bit, even on a new rig. Rollers on the bottom of the hitch or skids is a pretty good solution.


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