Screen Removal Bargman L-300 Door Handle brakes Satellite Fuel Tank Fire Extinguishers Roof Antenna Tech Talk Forum Shortcut Motor Oil Window Generators headlights batteries Radiator AC Unit Grab Handle Wiper Blades Wiper Blades Door Locks Door Locks Door Locks Door Locks Rims Front Shocks Rear Shocks Front Tires Oil Filter Steps Roof Vent Awning Propane Tank Mirror Info Clearance Lights Clearance Lights Clearance Lights Clearance Lights Clearance Lights Spartan Chassis Gillig Chassis Freightliner Chassis P-32 Chassis MCC Chassis
    Forums    Tech Talk    Skid Wheels..anyone have them installed..
Go to...
Start A New Topic
Search
Notify
Tools
Reply To This Topic
  
Skid Wheels..anyone have them installed..
 Login now/Join our community
 
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 3/18
Picture of Mike/Cindi W
posted
did a search and found only a few mentions of skid wheels ( rear frame/hitch area caster-type wheels installed to prevent major scrapes on driveways or steeper road entries) installed on barth rigs with overhangs. I wonder if anyone can relate their install experiences and possibly post some pic's of their mods on this..

tnx..Mike W

******
 
Posts: 398 | Location: Mendo Coast, NorCal...  | Member Since: 08-23-2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 2/16
Captain Doom
Picture of Rusty
posted Hide Post
I have them (installed by PO), and they do make contact, mostly on driveways into fuel stops.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
Posts: 8343 | Location: Brooker, FL, USA | Member Since: 09-08-2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 01/08
Picture of Deb&Eds38
posted Hide Post
Mike

I purchased mine at Camper world. It attaches to my tow hitch frame and is held in place with the same pin as the slide in portion of the hitch.

It works great and has saved me from bottoming out and damaging my exhaust tip extension.

Ed.
 
Posts: 341 | Location: Ortona- Turkey Creek Florida | Member Since: 10-04-2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 3/18
Picture of Mike/Cindi W
posted Hide Post
older thread started by me.. am looking at these ( pricey Frowner )

anyone have anything different or another POV ( point of view )

Skid Wheels.. https://www.etrailer.com/p-UF4...odel=Barth+Motorhome


M/C-W

1991 early XL-style (maybe 1 of 2?) Breakaway... but prior to that actual (XL) designation...
2nd Breakaway w/Cat 3208T 250 hp motor 4 spd MT643 Allison trans Gilig Air suspension chassis/brakes
Data Tag: 9010 3694 34-BG-1B
 
Posts: 398 | Location: Mendo Coast, NorCal...  | Member Since: 08-23-2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 3/18
Picture of Kevin
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Mike/Cindi W:

anyone have anything different or another POV ( point of view )

Your Gillig should sit high enough that you should not need skid wheels.
 
Posts: 3271 | Location: Northeast , Ohio | Member Since: 07-29-2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 3/18
Picture of Mike/Cindi W
posted Hide Post
You don't think this is too much of an overhang for some situations? I think my wheelbase is 218" so what would be my overhang? Maybe the airbags were down in this pic?


M/C-W

1991 early XL-style (maybe 1 of 2?) Breakaway... but prior to that actual (XL) designation...
2nd Breakaway w/Cat 3208T 250 hp motor 4 spd MT643 Allison trans Gilig Air suspension chassis/brakes
Data Tag: 9010 3694 34-BG-1B
 
Posts: 398 | Location: Mendo Coast, NorCal...  | Member Since: 08-23-2015Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 3/18
Picture of Kevin
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Mike/Cindi W:
Maybe the airbags were down in this pic?

If the air bags are showing pressure your ride height should be checked. I am judging this by the electric step height at the entrance door. The step looks LOW. My Gillig shows more of the top of the tires when the air bags are in the transport or travel mode.
 
Posts: 3271 | Location: Northeast , Ohio | Member Since: 07-29-2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 2/16
Captain Doom
Picture of Rusty
posted Hide Post
There will always be that driveway on which skid wheels will pay off, regardless of reassurances they won't.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
Posts: 8343 | Location: Brooker, FL, USA | Member Since: 09-08-2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 3/18
Picture of Kevin
posted Hide Post
Mike, take a look at the bottom rear bumper of your Barth. If there are drag marks on the bottom of the rear bumper, your coach may sit lower. The tail pipe looks like it may be the lowest point, so check there also. I am curious, if there has been any tail drag in the past 27 years.
Be aware of where you drive your rig and avoid drastic undulation in the areas you are moving you bus to.
 
Posts: 3271 | Location: Northeast , Ohio | Member Since: 07-29-2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

    Forums    Tech Talk    Skid Wheels..anyone have them installed..

This website is dedicated to the Barth Custom Coach, their owners and those who admire this American made, quality crafted, motor coach.
We are committed to the history, preservation and restoration of the Barth Custom Coach.