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Posted: 11/20/18 10:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i tow a 35 foot toy hauler and everytime i go to a gas station where there's always hump and dip, i always get my scissor jacks and chassis dragged at the bottom esp on the rear end of trailer, even when driving really slow and careful. One time it really took out my rear scissor jacks.

how do i prevent this?

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Other than avoiding those gas stations not much. Have you considered a spring over axle conversion?

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Install wheels on the rear of the frame.

Here's a sample..https://www.amazon.com/slp/trailer-skid-wheels/bjpn588mhmsac2r


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A more angled approach may help some.


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Posted: 11/20/18 11:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is the biggest drawback to a long extended rear end beyond the rear axle.


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Have wife stick a 2X6 or two under the tires.


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Do you have a receiver in the back? Put a wheel on it.


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Airbags on the rear of the truck? Put an on-board compressor on them. Let air out to lower the front of the trailer/raise the back. Add air back in when leaving the station.

Not really realistic but it would get you a few inches...


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romore wrote:

Other than avoiding those gas stations not much. Have you considered a spring over axle conversion?
will conversion void my warranty? i bought the trailer brand new this year.

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bob213 wrote:

A more angled approach may help some.
i know, but with all the cars in the gas stations sometimes its just pure nightmare.

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