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Old 01-12-2019, 03:41 PM   #1
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Jokey wheel on Curtis 5

Hello, I would love to see the set-up of the jockey wheel on a Curtis model 5. I don't have any on mine. I am trying to find something that I can adapt. Any idea welcome. Thanks Aurel
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:43 PM   #2
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OK Ill bite Jockey Wheel on Curtis Model 5 is that like a henway?

Maybe someone will have an idea as to what you are asking?
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:51 PM   #3
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OK Ill bite Jockey Wheel on Curtis Model 5 is that like a henway?

Maybe someone will have an idea as to what you are asking?

Ok I'll give you a hint, I have that trailer a Curtis Wright model 5 from 1947. That trailer doesn't have any jockey wheel. I am looking for pictures of that trailer with the Jockey Wheel so I can have an idea of the set-up or any good recommendation.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:02 PM   #4
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Is a jockey wheel like a slimp wheel?
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The difference between a Slimp dolly and a jockey wheel is that the Slimp dolly is designed to carry some of the tongue weight while the trailer is being towed. The Slimp dolly or Hitch Helper was either spring loaded or hydraulically damped to absorb bumps and road irregularities.

The Jockey wheel is a swiveling caster, which helps when moving the trailer around manually or with a tug or tractor. It's not meant for over the road use.

Please clarify which one you are looking for.
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That poor thing looks cold.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:34 PM   #7
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The difference between a Slimp dolly and a jockey wheel is that the Slimp dolly is designed to carry some of the tongue weight while the trailer is being towed. The Slimp dolly or Hitch Helper was either spring loaded or hydraulically damped to absorb bumps and road irregularities.

The Jockey wheel is a swiveling caster, which helps when moving the trailer around manually or with a tug or tractor. It's not meant for over the road use.

Please clarify which one you are looking for.



I am talking about the Jockey wheel from the beginning. When I found the trailer it was gone, I would love to see a picture of the original one if someone has that or looking for any idea... Thanks
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:20 PM   #8
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There are a couple photos and web links here>
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417...-it-82881.html

A good photo of the wheel here>
https://usedrvforsale.blogspot.com/2...v-trailer.html

more here>
https://tincantourists.com/2016/05/1...curtis-wright/
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Thanks for these links, really helpful!
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:55 AM   #10
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This came off of a 1955. Before I replaced the whole thing with an electric jack, I modified the original by adding a bottom pad that could be replaced with a caster.
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Does that look like a wheel off of some scaffolding to anyone ?

And a robust husky replaced it.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:00 AM   #12
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Does that look like a wheel off of some scaffolding to anyone ?

And a robust husky replaced it.
You’re exactly right. I was in construction all my life and I have some casters left over from some Safeway scaffolding. During the rebuild of the 55 chassis I used these so I could lock the chassis in place. Good eyeball.
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Does that look like a wheel off of some scaffolding to anyone ?

And a robust husky replaced it.
An old construction guy here also.
I have an old set of scaffold caster wheels too. They are very similar.

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I have a vintage solid aluminum wheel. Send me a PM if you are interested and I will go diving in my parts pile.
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