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Old 07-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #29
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I discussed this just last week getting mine to fit. I tried smaller size 8" rims and electric brakes will not fit inside hub.
OK, this may be a bad idea, but could you just roll it on the brake drums?
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #30
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OK, this may be a bad idea, but could you just roll it on the brake drums?
I thought about that too so just went out and checked. That's a no, there is a back plate cover on brakes that is lowest part. You could also get just a round piece of steel plate with the bolt holes in it to mount on the lugs temporarily. Easily done burning the holes and perimeter with a cnc plasma table. Since I have access to a plasma table maybe I should sell Scamp/Casita super low rider kits on this site? My luck and someone will try driving down the highway on the plate wheels, lol. Hey, I'll start taking orders for them.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:55 PM   #31
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remove the vent and put in a deck hatch for a boat very low profile.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #32
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I tried smaller size 8" rims and electric brakes will not fit inside hub.
A "7 inch" brake drum has 7" inside diameter, so it has a significantly larger outside diameter for the wheel to clear. An "8 inch" wheel has a diameter at the tire bead seat area of 8", so it is substantially smaller diameter inside where the drum has to fit. I would not expect any 8" wheel to come close to fitting any 7" brake.

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... a 12 inch may fit over the brakes for another .5" of clearance if you can find one.
Yes, and a 10" wheel will likely also fit, and is available in the bolt patterns common for our trailers.
Unfortunately, the common 10" tire size is 20.5x8-10 or 205/65-10, which are 20.5" in overall diameter - perhaps not as short as we would like, and actually big enough to have the load capacity to handle a typical 13' egg on the road! There are some shorter 205/50-10 tires for golf cars (carts), which are a couple inches shorter. Real (not BMW) Minis came on 10" wheels - if you could still find a 145R10 or 165/70R10 it would be only about 19" high.

A readily available option is 4.30x12 tires (on 12" wheels); they are about 20.7" tall. Unfortunately, there seem to be no low-profile (and thus short) 12" tires available.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #33
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If you need to get it stored quickly look for an outdoor storage facililty with a month to month rental agreement. They're every where. You can have it stored today and then take your time getting the best permanent solution.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #34
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Floyd, unfortunately, the vent is located directly over the axle :-/

Bobbie, LOL, I actually accidentally ripped the trim off of that side of the garage too

Not wanting to switch out wheels every time. That sounds like a huge PITA.

Like the idea of the removable vent. Hmmmm....
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #35
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Take the wheels off and lower the drum directly onto one of these:

That should substantially lower your trailer and you should be able to push it on the dolly.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #36
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And I forgot to say- MOVE. I hate HOA. My sister lived in one place that required a garage for every vehicle. But did not require that the vehicle be in the garage. So they had to build a third garage space even though then they just parked the truck in the driveway with the other cars! HOA should not make rules for things that don't hurt anyone, like an RV parked on the property, visible or not.
While HOA rules can be a pain believe it or not they can also be a good thing. No one wants to look at an old RV covered in tarps in their neighbours driveway for years on end. One guy does it so another does to and before you know it your neighbourhood looks like something out of Sanford and Sons.

We dont have an HOA per say but we do have a city wide ordinance that restricts RVs to side or back yards during the winter months, unless they are being loaded up. In the summer months they can be in the driveway but must be being used an move every so often.
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Can you put it behind a few pieces of privacy fence? I think someone already asked that. But not take the fence entirely around the back where the drop off is. Is parking it outside at a storage facility an option? I see lots of those around here. I know someone that pays $25 a month to keep her motor home a mile from lake Keowee so she doesn't have to drive the gas guzzler so much.

The flat vent sounds like the easiest solution. Can you just remove the vent completely now and then measure the max height it could be to get in and out easily?

We don't have an HOA but we do have a souped up community watch and it can be frustrating because neighbors can be picky. But it has kept our 1980's neighborhood looking good.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #38
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To lower my boler I use a old set of brake rotors.
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A set of 10" trailer tires and wheels you can swap on and of in a few minutes should take care of the problem and the 4 on 4" is a readily available bolt pattern. But don't drive very far on them. I think you can get them at Harbor Freight.
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.... Since I have access to a plasma table maybe I should sell Scamp/Casita super low rider kits on this site? My luck and someone will try driving down the highway on the plate wheels, lol. Hey, I'll start taking orders for them.
Here's a great idea you could manufacture, by Kevin K: Garage storage

And here's what Daniel V did: 13 ' Trillium in 83" garage door

And a plywood and rubber wheel also by Kevin K

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:12 AM   #41
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8" & 10" steel wheels with 4 x 4" and 5 x 4.5" bolt patterns used on tent & utility trailers are readily available.

I would lay down a few strips of 1/4" plywood to roll it on to not mark the floor.
Here's one at HF that might work if you throw away the tire and the center hub, super cheeeep.
10" Pneumatic Tire with Black Hub
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Here's one at HF that might work if you throw away the tire and the center hub, super cheeeep.
10" Pneumatic Tire with Black Hub
I'm pretty sure that's 10" overall diameter (way too small), rather than 10" wheel diameter (required to clear the brake drums). A proper 10" trailer wheel is only $20.
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