Originally Posted by Farmer Dan
What is the best way, or at least some good options, to prevent rear frame dragging in driveways with a slope. I have two weld-on style rollers purchased from Camping World. I have some ideas on how to install but would like input from others that have done so already. I am thinking of tying the short rear frame "C" channel sections, that are about 2 feet long, together with 1/2" X 4" iron strap on the bottom and then welding the rollers on a bracket that would place them about an inch below the 4" strap just outside of these short rear frame members. My trailer is an '02 30' Classic with slide/out. I have watched for months and have not seen this problem mentioned. Am I the only "tail dragger" out there ?
I have a similar trailer - Classic 30.
I bought mine used and the previous owner had a class IV hitch on the rear of the trailer and so it really dragged easily.
Since I had no need for the hitch - and heard it was a bad thing to use anyway, I cut it off with an angle grinder.
When I did so, I left the vertical steel "Hangers" for the hitch beam that are welded to the trailer's frame in place. I cut them off at a height such that
they would "just" be the first thing to hit down when the trailer tail drags.
I know AS don't recommend rollers or anything on the tail, but still, I thought these "skegs" sticking down would be better than having the bumper drawer assembly hitting first.
Of course at gas station exits where there is a steep incline to the road, I always try to cross on the diagonal anyway & that helps a lot.
I think if I was faced with a situation where I knew in advance that it was almost sure the trailer would drag, then if I absolutely could not avoid the route, I would take the tension off the equalizing bars and presumeably that would raise the rear a bit.