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Old 05-26-2016, 09:25 AM   #1
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Jayco 4212 Trailer Ground Clearance

We recently purchased a 4212 and on our first trip, I grounded the rear bumper at the base of a steep (aprox 30 degree) uphill residential street. Since the ground clearance of the rear bumper isn't very high and the trailer is so long, I think that his could easily happen again. Has anyone raised the trailer or installed casters to the bottom of the back frame to protect from this issue?
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:44 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new trailer and welcome to the forum.

A similar issue has been discussed on this forum, but not with a unit like yours. Hopefully someone with a similar trailer will have some information.
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We recently purchased a 4212 and on our first trip, I grounded the rear bumper at the base of a steep (aprox 30 degree) uphill residential street. Since the ground clearance of the rear bumper isn't very high and the trailer is so long, I think that his could easily happen again. Has anyone raised the trailer or installed casters to the bottom of the back frame to protect from this issue?
I have had a 4212 for a year now, good luck. I hope your experience is better than what we have had. As for the "grounding", I have had it do that also. I have learned to approach severe angles on an angle vs going straight in to it. A word of caution, you have Westlake tires! Beware of uneven wear patterns, we have had to replace 2 already. Westlake/Jayco will not warranty the tires due to wear patterns. They are China Bombs and they are ticking. My post with pictures are in the Toy Hauler thread, you might want to look at all the issues we have had.
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I have a 30 ft.+ Jay Feather (very low ground clearance) and I removed the skids (worn down) and installed Grizzly HD Casters (#59100) on Amazon and they perform well. Rolling performs better then scraping) Works perfect while in a right or left turn with the combo.
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