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Old 10-03-2006, 05:26 PM   #21
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nope that is the view from across the street from my house, my driveway is similar except that it is gravel between the houses.

before you go get a set of rollers think about getting a plain hitch for your tow vehicle with a 2 5/16 ball on it. if you get one with an inch or two of extra drop in it you may be able to get your trailer out of the driveway with it and then change to your "over the road hitch".

i picked one up from our local farm store for about 30 bucks and use it for parking the trailer. when i get out to the street i switch to my reese and put on the bars.

obviously having as little weight in the trailer as possible when you go out the drive helps too!

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Is it absolutely necessary to use a weight distribution hitch for Airstreams? I have one so it is no big deal. What height is the ball at from the ground on your hitch.
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Is it absolutely necessary to use a weight distribution hitch for Airstreams?
no, but it is wise to do so. with the added weight transfeered to the front axle on your tow vehicle it is much more pleasant and safe to drive.

about 20 inches.

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Old 11-10-2006, 01:09 PM   #24
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Trailer makes it up and down the drive with now problems so I will not install any rollers. The Weight distribution hitch makes the truck ride much better. The trailer rides fine without it but with it there is a significant difference.
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krazyjohnny, you will find in your travels there are times that your trailer will drag. all driveways are not the same, some up some down.
would you rather drag your trailers tail or roll it nice and easy. camping world
sales them in a few different sizes. and they will not harm your trailer.
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Old 11-10-2006, 03:18 PM   #26
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krazyjohnny, you will find in your travels there are times that your trailer will drag. all driveways are not the same, some up some down.
would you rather drag your trailers tail or roll it nice and easy. camping world
sales them in a few different sizes. and they will not harm your trailer.
Use rollers and you are guaranteed to ruin the two rear quarter panels, like hundreds of people already have.

The trailer has built in skid plates.

Using rollers is an absolute no no.

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No Skid Rollers for ME

Rock60, I can show you a severely damaged AVION trailer with rear end separation that used to have skid wheels on it. Seldom do you see Avions with this separation, but when the frame is improperly stressed and not sealed properly, anything can and will happen.
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Andy is right

By using rollers attached to the rear of yor AS, you are "artificially" supporting the rear while damaging the the structural integrity of the panels. It is similar to a runner using drugs to increase performance, he may go faster, but there will be a physical price to pay.

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