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Old 03-11-2014, 08:42 PM
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Trailer Rollers at rear

here is the modification that i just did to my trailer. i know we all like pictures so i took alot and will try to do this orderly.
picture 1. i bought a piece of 1"x3"x11ga steel channel 26" long and placed it in the mill to slot open the channel to fith the rollers.

picture 2. is the roller frame placed in the channel.

picture 3. i welded the roller frame to the channel top and inside to provide the best support and keep the channel from bending when hitting the roller on the ground.

picture 4. this is the roller in the channel.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:46 PM
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:47 PM
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Nice. Grade 8 bolt?
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:47 PM
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picture 1. i drilled a hole in the top of the bar in the center where the 3"x3" tube comes down at a angle on the back of the trailer to allow water to drain.

picture 2. i chamfered the end of the channel to make it match a little better

picture 3. i cut off the old one, and let me tell you that is not fun. the sawzall about killed me.

picture 4. using a bottle jack i test fit and made sure that everythign was ready to be welded. along with taking all the paint off arround the welds.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:51 PM
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picture 1. here it is welded in place

picture 2. ground down the welds to get ready for paint

picture 3. here it is installed

picture 4. with the rollers installed. from this picture you can see that i placed the rollers almost center on the wall of the bar coming down to allow the load to transfer up the trailer rather than potentially bending the new piece that i installed.

picture 5. old one for reference.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:54 PM
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no grade 8 bolts only the ones that it came with. i will replace later if they need it.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:10 PM
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Now that is a job well done.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:49 AM
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Where did you purchase the rollers and roller brackets. They do not look homemade.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:06 PM
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What's the point of trailer rollers. I can't picture why I'd ever need them. My 77 never had them but my 2003 does
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:10 AM
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What's the point of trailer rollers. I can't picture why I'd ever need them. My 77 never had them but my 2003 does
If you have a steep driveway the rollers keep your prop guard from scraping up your driveway. With any steep transitions the prop guard can scrape, so the rollers save both the cement/asphalt and the prop guard.
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