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Old 09-18-2008, 03:09 PM   #29
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I chatted with the 'Rubber Dood' yesterday and he loaned me a teeny tiny 8" wheel to trial fit. It wouldn't fit to the hub because the wheels inside was a little less than 6" in diameter (6" is the diameter of my hub). We started looking at 12 inch wheels and then he found that he has access to 10"ers as well. These rims are wide, like a golf cart??? When the time comes, I'll see if I can borrow one to trial fit it and if it fits O.K, I'll buy a pair and mount them without rubber. Who knows, MAYBE there is a super low profile tire out there for these things too, like a 'low rider' rim n rubber??
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:42 PM   #30
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Hello,
I saw the good ideas of Kevin E, Daniel V. and Pete Dumbleton in the Garage Storage post linked by Donna D .
The suggestion was to make discs out of 3/4 inch plywood (1 inch would look really cool albeit a little more expensive) just big enough to clear any dragging parts off of the ground.
The narrow discs and their narrow individual tracks would allow for easy rolling and manuevering, roll forward, roll back and do it again until satisfied.
One of the drawbacks would be having to pay to get those discs cut out and sanded smooth and round for those without the equipment to do so. Still a great idea, maybe make up a bunch of 'em out of that 4x8.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:10 PM   #31
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I saw the good ideas of Kevin E, Daniel V. and Pete Dumbleton in the Garage Storage post linked by Donna D .
The suggestion was to make discs out of 3/4 inch plywood (1 inch would look really cool albeit a little more expensive) just big enough to clear any dragging parts off of the ground.
The narrow discs and their narrow individual tracks would allow for easy rolling and manuevering, roll forward, roll back and do it again until satisfied.
One of the drawbacks would be having to pay to get those discs cut out and sanded smooth and round for those without the equipment to do so. Still a great idea, maybe make up a bunch of 'em out of that 4x8.
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<span style="font-size:24pt;line-height:100%">BINGO !!!!</span> Tamarrah I'm gettin offa this hill encore, un fois an making another 'city' run.

First place is gunna be to the bicycle shop to check on various sizes of rubber tires that are available, then (with these stats in hand and on the way back up the mountain pass), I'll stop at the local 'smithey' and see what the cost would be to have two of these 'metal' discs cut to (whatever) size and drilled to 5 on 4 3/4 bolt pattern (Ford/Dodge pattern??) with tapered bolt holes and a hole for the hub large enough to fit over the bearing assembly on the hubs. Total price CAN'T be more than $35 each side and MAYBE I can getter dun in Polished Aluminuminimim or Stainless ...summin real purdy like!!! Stretch the aforementioned rubber tire over the cut metal disc (to make smoother/quieter moves) and Bob's agunna be my Uncle (again)!!!

Does this sound 'do-able', what say ya'll???

The major concern I have with this whole proceedure is the lowering of the trailer back down onto these smaller wheels/disks. I need to find a way to raise/lower the whole rear of the trailer at once, NOT side to side. A single hydrolic jack placed in the middle of the rear end leaves the whole trailer teetering precariously from side to side!! Also, I'm concerned that the extreem angle generated by this 'movement' could cause the glass body to burst out in even more stress cracks than it already has.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:53 PM   #32
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Doug, I'm curious as to why you can't just raise one side at a time and lower it back onto the smaller wheel.

Here's another one... How about making a pair of Wooden Egg Clogs™ by cutting two circles out of a piece of solid 2"x12" ? Drill all the right holes in the right places... maybe some big sunken washers for the bolts... and get rollin'.
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Hello,
I am optimistic that the problem is almost solved, at least for some.
Make two of those plywood levelling steps.
Raise one side, take off the wheel, replace with disc, and lower down on to the plywood steps.
Now raise the other side, take off the tire, replace with disc, and lower on to the 2nd plywood steps.
Now roll backwards down the steps and in to the garage. Oh yeah, start far enough away from the garage portal to allow for getting completely off of the steps prior to the rear of the trailer entering the garage.
The step units can be made as tall, long and with as many graduations as one might deem safe considering the circumstances.
Good luck with the project.
I would like to read about how it works.
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Doug, I'm curious as to why you can't just raise one side at a time and lower it back onto the smaller wheel.

Here's another one... How about making a pair of Wooden Egg Clogs™ by cutting two circles out of a piece of solid 2"x12" ? Drill all the right holes in the right places... maybe some big sunken washers for the bolts... and get rollin'.

Daniel, when I last had the egg raised from the rear and started to lower it to one side, I panicked when I saw the angle the trailer was leaning on and 'aborted the mission'! I'm looking for a more permamant solution than wood. Wood has a tendency to chip/crack/warp, etc. I'd like to 'do' this once and not need to have to do it again and the metal (especially a polished piece) would just look better sittin there in my (new to me when we move) garage. Herein is also why we aren't in a huge rush to do this because we don't (yet) know the door dimensions of the garage in the T/H we MAY move into.

....maybe I should look into removing that A/C unit on the roof, LOL!!

SORRY to have Hi Jacked this thread!!!
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:28 AM   #35
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I saw the good ideas of Kevin E, Daniel V. and Pete Dumbleton in the Garage Storage post linked by Donna D .
The suggestion was to make discs out of 3/4 inch plywood (1 inch would look really cool albeit a little more expensive) just big enough to clear any dragging parts off of the ground.
The narrow discs and their narrow individual tracks would allow for easy rolling and manuevering, roll forward, roll back and do it again until satisfied.
One of the drawbacks would be having to pay to get those discs cut out and sanded smooth and round for those without the equipment to do so. Still a great idea, maybe make up a bunch of 'em out of that 4x8.
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A clue to FREE plywood. Just go to your nearest area where they are building new houses and ask the carpenters for a couple of SINK CUT OUTS! You should be able to make your "wheels" from these.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:11 PM   #36
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Here is another "out of the box" idea: Just use two 4x4's.

On the bottom, place your casters.

In the middle of the back, cut out for the bearing and make holes for the bolt pattern. Position as required to get the desired clearance.

To attach, you could countersink the holes for the lug nuts or use long nuts so that you can use a bolt and washer.

CAUTION! Remember that the lugs are probably ASME threads which means fine thread.

Voila! Some thing you can make at home with your hand tools, no eggspensive, eggotic steel angle irons.

I may make this one myself!

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Old 09-30-2008, 07:34 PM   #37
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Good thinking, Roger -

I'm thinking of something similar, but I figure if I'm going to be using casters, I might as well put those home-made dollies up against the axle under the trailer near the hubs, adding wood as necessary for height adjustment, and perhaps cutting out a groove for the axle to make it more stable, and stop bothering with the hubs altogether.
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Good thinking, Roger -

I'm thinking of something similar, but I figure if I'm going to be using casters, I might as well put those home-made dollies up against the axle under the trailer near the hubs, adding wood as necessary for height adjustment, and perhaps cutting out a groove for the axle to make it more stable, and stop bothering with the hubs altogether.
Actually I thought of putting a couple of these directly on the frame:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1NVN9

But then it occurred to me: When you take the load off the axle, the wheel mounts/drum brakes will now come down who knows how far?

I decided it would be easier to just mount where the wheels mount to avoid this problem.
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Egads! There are TWO threads dealing with this topic and I am posting to both!

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...29146&st=30

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Actually one could make cutouts in the ends of the 4x4 and put a pair of these in there

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1NWT7

Notice the cheap price. Of course you would have to provide a 1/2" bolt for an axle.

Another aha! One could fit a sheet metal brace or two to strengthen the center section.

At least would need washers in the countersunk holes to transfer the stress.


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Old 08-02-2009, 08:54 AM   #40
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OK, I know this has been extensively covered and I have read all of the posts. I have just purchased my 13 ft Scamp and I also need to get it in the garage due to subdivision restrictons. The plywood disc seems to be a great idea, just worried about amount of stress put on glass when lowering and raising to put these on. Also the idead of a smaller rim seems to fit the ticket nicely and roll in on just rims without tires. I only need to lower about three inches to clear my two roof vents. Where can one find these smaller rims with same center cut out and bolt pattern?

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Hi Steve, did you see this other thread? and the other threads mentioned in it?

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=32966
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I quess what I am asking is what wheels and adapter plate would I need, to go to an 8 inch or less wheel that could bolt on the existing Scamp 13 hub assembly, and where I might find them?

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