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Old 10-31-2015, 06:48 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed casters to their frame for steep driveway situations? I see the bumper installed types are common but that is not possible on a RW.

I am not quite sure I will need them but wont find out until my first attempt to back up my driveway. At that point it will be too late so I kind of want to have a solution first.

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Old 10-31-2015, 06:55 PM   #2
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Your issue might be the hitch, but I don't think I would want to raise the rear with the hitch. Trailer frames just don't seem stout enough.

Hopefully you won't need to do anything.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:59 PM   #3
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Agree hitches aren't really good for up and down forces.

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Hopefully you won't need to do anything.
I am sort of a "Plan B" kind of guy. Hopefully is not a real comfy "Plan A" either.

I know it's just a math problem and I have done my estimates and it is close. I don't have exact numbers, but the situation is that being off a couple inches in length either way is the difference between No Problem and Oh Sh!t

Was thinking I could have casters bolted/welded to frame but not sure since I only see bumper casters.
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Has anyone installed casters to their frame for steep driveway situations? I see the bumper installed types are common but that is not possible on a RW.

I am not quite sure I will need them but wont find out until my first attempt to back up my driveway. At that point it will be too late so I kind of want to have a solution first.

Ideas?
You can also lay some 2x6's down where the road and concrete meet to get it started up the incline
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:45 PM   #5
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I put the solid wheels on the end of our RW. Did not really need them but pulling out of some gas stations or parking lots I did not want to take a chance. they are not swivel casters just 2" Metal rollers.
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I put the solid wheels on the end of our RW. Did not really need them but pulling out of some gas stations or parking lots I did not want to take a chance. they are not swivel casters just 2" Metal rollers.
Can you post some pictures
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Here is a picture I added. I welded them to the frame in the back of the Trailer
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That's kind of what I was thinking of. Since I don't have a unit to check, I was using 18" as the rear ground clearance as an estimate. Am I close?
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That is about where mine are at.
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Thanks....Think I am good but it's going to be close. Think I will have the casters put on just in case.
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