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Old 10-26-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Hitch wheel scraping-fix?

We are towing a 21 with a honda pilot. Working well!

One problem. When driving up or down a driveway curb cut the hitch wheel scrapes. Sounds terrible, probably damaging the wheel. It is cranked up as far as it goes.

Do we search for a different brand? Trailer is perfectly level when hitched. So that's not an issue.

Help?

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Old 10-26-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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You may need to remove the wheel and you could use this instead when camping: $11 on Amazon.
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:49 PM   #3
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I would just take the wheel off while towing.
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You are supposed to take the hitch wheel off while towing. You could do damage if you don't. Another reason why I leave mine at home.
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I would just take the wheel off while towing.
It's bolted on!
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:55 PM   #6
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You may need to remove the wheel and you could use this instead when camping: $11 on Amazon.
I use this too, and tow with it too, it too is suppose to be removed while towing.
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It's bolted on!
I would remove the bolt, and use a pin. You would rarely use the wheel, and a pad like Rossue posted would likely do you better. I always just use a block of wood, or three.
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Make sure you get the short foot or the pin will not line up.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:02 PM   #9
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Thank you. So helpful!
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Very bad idea keeping the wheel on when towing. Get the pin.
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