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Old 03-22-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
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Question Skid rollers/plate

First time member. I have a 1988 Excella, 25ft TT. I live in the country and I must cross a dry creek bed to reach the house. The creek bed is fairly steep and every trailer we have drags crossing. Question is, which way to go if any, skid rollers or skid plate. Camping World has a heavy duty skid roller for $49.95 each, or I could have a skid plate welded on. Worried about twisting the frame.
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Old 03-22-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! Don't forget to post some pictures.

I don't think the issue was ever settled, but here's a thread that started a debate about skid plates. You'll need to look about half way down the page for it.

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I've not seen the need for them, so I've not given it much thought myself.
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Old 03-22-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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I wouldn't do it

Anything under the frame will make it drag that much more. A roller won't do any good in gravel, just dig trenches. The frame isn't designed to support the weight from the ends. Less clearance means more weight on the end of the frame for more time, twist will be worse with than without. I would take the $100 and start filling the creek bed and be done with the problem for all your trailers.

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Thanks for the response. If I could fill in the creek bed I would. Problem is when ( In Texas) we get the gully washers the dry creek bed rages with about 8' of water. The cost of building a bridge would be very painfull.
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Old 03-23-2004, 10:03 AM   #5
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if you get too much weight on the rear the rear quarter panels will develop a wrinkle. will look like you backed into something.
you can buy a few loads of rock for the price of panels.
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Old 03-23-2004, 12:59 PM   #6
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How about cutting down the banks of the creekbed.
Where's Jonesboro? I just looked at the atlas and couldn't find it or anything close.
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Jonesboro, Texas is 56 miles NW of Temple on Farm to Market (FM) road 36.
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