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Old 03-02-2016, 07:53 AM   #1
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Caster Wheels

I need to put some caster wheels on the bottom of my 23B to get over a low dip in the road to leave my development.

Has anyone else put caster wheels on their hybrid? If so, what kind did you install, and where on the back end did you install them?

I saw caster wheels that attach to the metal triangle/drag bars on the bottom - does anyone think these would work?
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I saw a pair of casters that attach to the drag bars. Would these work? Has anyone used something similar to this?
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Have you tried changing your angle that you pull in/out of your development at? If I pull out of my driveway straight I drag. I found if I give it a little wiggle at the right time then I do not drag.

You do not mention what year 23B you have. But the ones with the lightweight frames, I think up to 2015, I’m not sure I would want to add caster directly to the frame without adding welded on support blocks to distribute the weight, or you might bend your frame.

I have seen the new 2016 frames and they are much more robust, also you can flip the axle to raise the entire trailer.

As for the little triangles. Those are a joke. I have bent many of them over the years. I think they are just for stabilizing frames as they are stacked in the yard. I would not attach any caster to them.
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Thank-you Jagiven.

My 23B is 2005.

We haven't had this issue before because there are two ways out of our development and we always took the north exit. Due to a highway coming through they have had to shut down the north exit for most of this year so the only way out for me is to the south - where the huge dip is at a t-intersection.

How much room will I get if I flip the axle?
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I don't think you can flip your axels. I believe only the newer units can be flipped
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I would remove the iron triangles, did it on my last trailer to get in my driveway. usually held on by two easy to remove bolts.
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Just measure the height of the triangle and get some heavy duty casters in a hardware story close to the triangle height. The triangle will protect your rear stabilizers. Or use the little bolt on casters shown in your picture. Both will work.
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The caster wheels pictured above I would have zero faith in them. Any hard pressure from front or back would cause them to slide and do nothing near what they were meant to do. IMO
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I saw a pair of casters that attach to the drag bars. Would these work? Has anyone used something similar to this?
I had them on a TT years ago and the worked fine. Just besure you go slow.
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