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Old 01-16-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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castors for rear bumper

A neighbor here in our park has added castors to his rear bumper on a 13' Scamp for eliminating dragging out of steep driveways. He also added Atwood jacks that fold up when traveling. Comments?

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Old 01-16-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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Noel, very good pictures at an unusual angle. BUT why do they have rocks on the board? It's not like the board will fly off with a trailer sitting on it. is it?
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Old 01-16-2003, 05:34 PM   #3
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Good one Jana................I don't know. I almost removed them when I took the pictures but didn't as I wasn't sure why they were there. I'll have to ask him.:hide
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looks like a real sturdy setup. May I suggest that you use similar non rotating casters- not swivels- or you may get a rude suprise when your camper bottoms out and takes off sideways into who-knows-what........
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Thanks Phil........a good point.

Also ...sorry about the spelling *caster* not castor....:red
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Old 01-17-2003, 03:00 AM   #6
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Get out the wire brush and paint!

Phil, the caster on the far side looks like a swivel and the closer one looks like a rigid caster. Strange--wonder why?
The jacks appear to be the same ones that are standard on Casitas. My first advice to that owner would be to get to work on the rust, then get a good coat of Rustoleum on the frame and hardware--looks like it's seen some time in salt or high-humidity country.
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