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Old 08-11-2018, 09:11 AM
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Skid Roller Replacement

Good morning all - new member here...
We have taken delivery of our 2018 XT21. Love the boat. The metal skid rollers are pretty rough on our driveway - checking to see if anyone has found a composite replacement roller. Otherwise our new step is a visit to the weld shop! Thank you!
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:32 AM
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3D printed replacement roller

As a follow up here...I've found a 3D printing company in SD who will make a high strength composite replacement. I will follow up later with the results if anyone is interested.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:04 AM
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I’ve tried to replace mine with a few different materials for the same problem but haven’t found anything that holds up. Curious what you are thinking.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:26 PM
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Back to the drawing board...

Material used for the first set didn't hold up well at all. 3D material was at 50% fill - we'll see how 100% does.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:18 PM
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Material used for the first set didn't hold up well at all. 3D material was at 50% fill - we'll see how 100% does.
Sounds like you really need more of a urethane.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:30 PM
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I used these on my 205 trailer....

Fresh concrete driveway and no marks at all.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...UJX7Z10S&psc=1
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:30 PM
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You rollers look great. Did the trailer come with the posts they are mounted on - of was that aftermarket at a weld shop?
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Old 09-07-2018, 05:14 PM
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same question - how did you get those posts? Also, those wheels show rated up to 1400#. Seems like the weight could be a fair bit more than that?
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:37 PM
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Yea, had it fabricated at a trailer shop. Stock steel tubing, and then they use an axle ubolt plate that matched up to the wheel mount.

This was my second round. A few years earlier I did the same thing on a single axle trailer and got a whole kit. That company is out of business now. After swapping my single axle trailer for a dual axle, had to do it all over again. Had to improvise the second time.

So far, works like a champ! Several times the whole trailer is being supported on the two skid wheels. 2x 1400 is 2800 capacity total. Some support is carried on the tongue too....to an extent.
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:41 PM
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Update - I did this and it works GREAT. Awesome suggestion @Ski-me

Here are before and after videos:
https://goo.gl/photos/wv2wHvuTXbRmQGF3A
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