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Old 03-14-2009, 05:19 PM   #15
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Yes, please post pics and directions. Also if you could post the size of the "dolly wheels". Do those rotate or are they in a fixed position?
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:49 PM   #16
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This is my solution to my incline of driveway, the bumper would drag before I had put on the dolly wheels. If interested on mounting, I could post pics and directions on how I mounted my wheels. By mounting your wheels back on the bumper you lose clearance height, this is why I mounted mine where I did and as you can see they work.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #17
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HowieE, how wide are your 16 inch rims?

7in.

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Old 03-15-2009, 10:58 AM   #18
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Here's an old trick they used to use on low slung custom cars. Mount a pair of heavy duty casters under the back bumper. Your trailer will roll smoothly onto your steep driveway with no dragging.
Casters at the rear bumper will damage the rear quarter panels, the first time you use them.

Mounting wheels or casters forward on the frame forward of the last main bow, will "not" damage those quarter panels.

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Thanks for the advice Andy.
So I understand that the way the krlajwvater has them installed should be okay.

krlajwvater...do you have any more pics of your setup?
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It may be simpler to find a way to bridge the gutter. A lot of towns have really deep gutters, especially in the west. They do this to carry the water for gullywasher instead of putting in storm sewers. Maybe they will allow you to put in a steel grid as a bridge. That'll let water coming down your driveway to get into the gutter too. Or maybe, just do it, but check local ordinances to see what trouble you might get into.

Of course the casters are good for other such problems where the angle of departure is more than that of the trailer.

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Old 03-15-2009, 03:35 PM   #21
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maybe he could use one of these?

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thum...e-and-moat.jpg
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Your new President is right. Time to beef up those bridges down south.
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Mike,

may be they need a bigger caster wheel than 7" for that job.

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oops, they put the garage on the wrong side of the house!
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this is the way I mounted my dolly wheels.

1: this is the frame that I made up
2: the way I mounted 6" swivel dolly wheels
3: I drilled and tapped 4 -3/8" bolts into the frame on each side
4: to get the correct location of where I wanted them, I ran a
string under the rear tire to the lowest spot on the rear frame
5: dolly wheel in the back up position
6: dolly wheel in forward position
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krlajwvater... thank you for posting the photos and directoins on how you installed those. I have yet to pick up my Ambassador so I'm not sure if I am going to need to do anything to it yet or not. If I do...that looks like the way to go.

Very nice job.

By the way...using that string was a great idea. I was wondering how you positioned them just right!!!
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