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Old 10-13-2013, 10:11 AM
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Do you think these would hold up? http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-casters/=ox2ikf

I'm trying to pick a caster that's not horrible expensive and that doesn't require a really large mounting surface. We need to pick what casters we want to try so I can get the bolt pattern. Let me know what you guys think or if you find something else.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:15 AM
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Would you have to do a varying thickness of back plate to keep nolt heads from sitting uneven and potentially wearing prematurely? I like the strong/simple design.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:53 AM
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maybe place these under when you get to drive way.. ? I already have a pair of the these - however the drive way sections could chew up the wheels..
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:10 AM
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When I get a chance to take some numbers off my trailer I'll make a set up and see how they turn out.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:43 PM
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maybe place these under when you get to drive way.. ? I already have a pair of the these - however the drive way sections could chew up the wheels..
I've been battling this issue for a few years.....I tried a pair of these (heavy duty version), and broke one of the wheels. I'm gonna post up some pictures, but my trailer drags for 6-8 feet. My drive is so steep, with a turn at the bottom I don't see any way to modify the trailer to clear without dragging. Having the trailer roll on dolly wheels being supported by the prop guard for the distance mine needs to 'roll', I'm afraid I would ruin or break the trailer. I've decided to store my boat under the carport at my inlaws lake house for the winter (3 hours away), and come spring/summer will have to find a covered storage facility close by. Hate to keep it outside, but at least it's covered from the elements.
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Old 10-13-2013, 03:00 PM
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Mine just scrape occasionally... so not a big problem for me... if I approach the drive way at the correct angle I can avoid the scrape...

I like the idea of a lift kit for the trailer...
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:39 PM
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Mine just scrape occasionally... so not a big problem for me... if I approach the drive way at the correct angle I can avoid the scrape...

I like the idea of a lift kit for the trailer...
My Land Rover has air bags on the rear suspension. I've looked at some jet boat trailers that have been retrofitted with bags, pretty cool but not in my budget
Something like this could use airbags:
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A lift is the simpliest way to do it, but I don't think a lift would give me enough clearance and then might cause difficulties with launch/retreive.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:40 PM
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My Land Rover has air bags on the rear suspension. I've looked at some jet boat trailers that have been retrofitted with bags, pretty cool but not in my budget
Something like this could use airbags:
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A lift is the simpliest way to do it, but I don't think a lift would give me enough clearance and then might cause difficulties with launch/retreive.
that is really slick!
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:43 AM
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My Land Rover has air bags on the rear suspension. I've looked at some jet boat trailers that have been retrofitted with bags, pretty cool but not in my budget
Something like this could use airbags:
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A lift is the simpliest way to do it, but I don't think a lift would give me enough clearance and then might cause difficulties with launch/retreive.
Is it me or is that shock at an extreme angle??
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:34 AM
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Is it me or is that shock at an extreme angle??
You are supposed to mount a shock perpendicular to the control arm it is pivoting on to get the best dampening, so this one is not perfect but not horrible.
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