A friend of mine who had a Hymer said to me ‘Are you going to get some skid wheels when you buy your new motorhome”. ‘What are they’, I replied. We walked around the back of his van and he showed me. ‘These little wheels have saved me a lot of money’, he continued, They protect the back skirt especially going on and off ferries’.
A month later we were sitting in front of the salesman drawing up a list of all the extras we wanted and I mentioned skid wheels. He didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. We agreed to leave these off and I would source them and fit them myself and thanks goodness I did. Whilst it’s only fibreglass skirting it is expensive to replace and having been away for a month now those wheels have saved my back skirt 3 times. At £300.00 a pop for a new skirt to be fitted my £89 investment has been a winner. If you have a fixed bed motorhome or a long overhang from the back wheels get yourself some skid wheels. You won’t regret it! Here’s the link from where I got mine. http://www.bigdug.co.uk/trucks-trolleys-c22/castors-wheels-c1996/specialist-castors-c2231/low-level-59-series-castors-with-polyurethane-on-cast-iron-wheels-pp16344This blog is a participant in the CJ, AWIN and AMAZON Services LLC Associates programme. These programmes provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to affiliates. This means if you happen to click on a link and buy something we may make a really small and we mean really small commission that may help with the costs of running the site. This in no way affects your purchase price. All images and content are copyrighted and belong to the Motoroamers @ www.motoroaming.com
Stupid question, how did you fix them, are they attached to the floor or chass? Positioning by guesswork or magic formula? I suppose a straight edge from bottom of rear wheel to bottom of skirt will give a good idea of location.
Not a stupid question. I attached them right at the back of the chassis. Used HHS No8 drill bit and 4 bolts with plastic threaded nuts. I bit awkward to tighten but do able with a bit of patience.