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Old 01-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Question Seeking advice about caster on SKylark

Hi all,
I bought an almost new Jayco Skylark 2012 last fall and I wonder if I should or not keep a modification that the previous owner made.
The unit came with two heavy duty caster (like the one in the picture)installed under the unit, at the back, on each corner.
It seems to me that the owner fears that the back portion of the unit will hit the pavement when the unit is towed in a slope or in and out a place like a gas station for example.
I am seeking for the advice of other Jayco Skylark owner in order to decide if I will keep them installed or not.
I do not think they look good on the trailer but , at the same time, since this is my first TT and the Skylark have a pretty low clearance I wonder if there is a good reason to keep them ?
Did anyone have problem with a Skylark hitting the pavement when going around on the road?
Waiting for your advice and experience on the subject.
Thank you in advance.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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At times trailers want to rear end drag when entering or leaving steep entrance aprons. The casters prevent the drag. As far as keeping them there all ready mounted. Then again you don't want large ones . I look ahead and not use that entrance. You learn.
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The only time that I have ever had the rear end drag is when I have left my driveway. I came out too fast the first time. The Skylark's frame has two drag guards which is the area that touched down. Live and learn, as they say. There has been no issues of rear end drag when on the road or at a campsite. If you decided to remove the casters, then I would plug the holes with the bolts or some other material to keep moisture from the inside of the frame.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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seem longer TT have more over hang and have a tendency to drag more. They seem to be making TT with more ground clearence also. The 30' car hauler would drag allot
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Tank you all for your opinions ad advices
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It may be the places We camp, but I drag my rear end more than I would like to. I'd keep them If they are on.
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