Towbar Rollers

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  1. Nik

    Nik Funster

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    Hi
    Having grounded my towbar entering the camp site at Godrevy I've seen an American site that does rollers and castor wheels that attach to the towbar and prevent a grounding. Been looking for similar in the UK but can't find anything. Any pointers please.
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  2. MikeD

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    Air assisted rear suspension to fix that problem on my Autotrail (y)

    Rollers or caster wheels would apply a loading to the towbar that might not be a good thing for it.
     
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    How much was that Mike. I've got a Delaware so cost should /maybe similar.
    Cheers.
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    Dave Newell fitted it. I have onboard air compressor and each side of the vehicle is independent. It is fitted to the rear only.

    The pressure gauges and operating button are mounted on the dash and the air compressor under the drivers seat.

    It was around £650 with the funsters discount.

    He has done a great install and it has behaved faultlessly. :)

    His advert is at the top of the page.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    As I fitted to my USRV, and they work very well..
    Skid Rollers - pair - 94-8328.JPG

    Solid steel rollers with heavy duty bearings for mounting under tow hitch of RV to prevent damage to underside when bottoming out - complete with mounting hardware

    Also

    HITCH PROTECTOR SKID WHEEL - 94-8351-94-8351.jpg

    Durable 3" wheels for cars and pickups keep receivers and hitch posts from roadway damage. Attaches with hitch pin (not included). Use with or without your trailer.

    From APB Accessorieshttp://www.abp-accessories.co.uk/product.php?cat=15
     
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    Hi nik let me know what you go for please i have a bessy e745 and i am worried about this . Also im going to start towing little trailer with scooter regards steve.
     
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    The location of the towball should to ensure a safe and level towing height of between 350mm and 420mm (ground to centre of towball when vehicle is laden).
    If you fit a roller to the towbar would you not when it operates effectively transfer a proportion of the weight of the motorhome onto the towbar mountings?
     
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