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 Post subject: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Location: Johnston, Iowa
Any links to replacement rear bumper wheels? I've searched and can't find any?

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:12 pm 
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Location: Southeastern New York
Found this post elsewhere on this site:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5382&p=30417&hilit=Drag+wheel#p30417

You may have to scroll to the top of the page to see the start of the thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:47 pm 
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Location: East Amherst, NY
I found replacements for the wheels on my 90 at Harbor Freight. I unbolted the old and bolted on the replacements. MY motor home used caster type wheels mounted on a steel plate with 4 mounting holes. Take in your old ones to match them up size wise. Mike

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:28 pm 
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Location: Camarillo, CA
After replacing the original casters , and they also failed, purchased a set from Albion Casters. They are still on the coach (about 10 Years). I also, about 4 years ago, removed the factory installed air bags and had my leaf springs re-arced and an additional leaf installed. This resulted in raising of the rear of the coach about 4". The net result was a nicer ride higher bumper clearance and far less impact on my casters. Also it eliminated the need to replace those pesky leaky air bags.
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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Location: Tequesta, Florida
In 2014, I purchased replacement casters at Grainger. Item number 1G415, cost $21.53 ea. 5" dia X 2'W, 1,000 lb capacity.

Perfect fit.

http://www.grainger.com

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:49 am 
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Location: Tipton, Iowa
C'mon guys... there's no need to be modest... let's post photos of why you REALLY need new motorhome wheelie-bar casters...

Call 'em frame casters or bumper casters if you like... but WE know what you're REALLY doin' with 'em!!! <nudge, nudge, wink, wink>


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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:42 am 
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Hey Roger,

I think you should post that photo in our joke section!

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:46 am 
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whemme wrote:
Hey Roger,

I think you should post that photo in our joke section!


Done, Bill! :lol:

Rog

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:26 pm 
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Be honest Roger... only the Chevys' can do that.... Fords cant do it! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:39 am 
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I see LOTS of the Born Free Ford V-10s at the drag strip...

Of course, the stock Chevy 8.1 with the Allison trans is Bonneville Salt Flats land speed record material. Here's my 32RQ at Bonneville in the pits just prior to the run... and during the 280mph speed-record attempts...


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Dinghy: '16 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with a Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar.
Traveling with Sir Winston and Lady Rae (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels)
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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:03 am 
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In the "good ole days", one would say "I saw a picture of it, so it must be true". Not any more! But thanks for your use of photo shop, it elicited a chuckle.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Bumper wheels
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:30 pm 
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Jim Hofmann wrote:
In the "good ole days", one would say "I saw a picture of it, so it must be true". Not any more! But thanks for your use of photo shop, it elicited a chuckle.

Jim


Thanks, Jim. I thought someone might enjoy them. I always leave stuff like this crudely done enough that it's an obvious Photoshop job... but it's always fun doing these kinds of things. They're quick and easy to do. I've been a commercial photographer since 1974. One of the most interesting things I've found is how photos were manipulated PRE-digital. Do a Google image search on "pre-photoshop image manipulation" and you'll find an amazing array of things you didn't think possible... among them, the Fairy Hoax photos...

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