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Old 02-16-2014, 07:21 AM   #1
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We took a look at our Serenity today, which is still being prepped for delivery. The macerator hangs lower than the rear bumper and we're concerned about clearance when accessing our uphill driveway. I remember a posting from someone who installed a skid wheel near the macerator to avoid damage. Unfortunately I couldn't find the posting but would sure appreciate advice about this potential damage.

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Old 02-16-2014, 09:35 AM   #2
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We took a look at our Serenity today, which is still being prepped for delivery. The macerator hangs lower than the rear bumper and we're concerned about clearance when accessing our uphill driveway. I remember a posting from someone who installed a skid wheel near the macerator to avoid damage. Unfortunately I couldn't find the posting but would sure appreciate advice about this potential damage.

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Thank you. But I'd like a swivel style skid wheel if possible. I copied this photo from somebody else's post. Who took this photo? What size skid wheel? Simple bolt-on installation?
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:23 PM   #4
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That looks like a wheel from a boat trailer or a dolly, I never saw skid wheels that swivel, I doubt a swivel is even made for that application. Being that it is a swivel, and swivels swivel, what happens if when you need them, it is swiveled left to right, instead of straight , when you make contact with the ground ........ Be like throwing an anchor out
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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We took a look at our Serenity today, which is still being prepped for delivery. The macerator hangs lower than the rear bumper and we're concerned about clearance when accessing our uphill driveway. I remember a posting from someone who installed a skid wheel near the macerator to avoid damage. Unfortunately I couldn't find the posting but would sure appreciate advice about this potential damage.

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I have never had problems with this. You should wait and carefully watch your clearance when going up/down your driveway before bothering with this... Al
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:15 AM   #6
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I'm over-analyzing, that's for sure. But we had a 42' diesel pusher before that always scraped the street when accessing our driveway. Maybe it was because the rear overhang was so long.

We'll take our time when we first bring the Serenity home and carefully check the clearance. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
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Good news. So far the Serenity clears our uphill driveway. Hopefully our future travels won't take us onto roads will big dips or sharp angles.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:26 PM   #8
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I was following my GPS to our new mountain house for the initial inspection and took a wrong turn. In the suburbs that isn't an issue, just take the next turn and go around the block. Well, that strategy of not telling the driver to turn the F**K around didn't work out well as we ended up on a cliff hanging fire road bouncing in and out of ruts at one mile an hour. Miserable and we were late. Too bad, the turn I missed was only a few blocks from the house and the detour took us over 10 miles out of our way. And the GPS kept saying we would be there on time, except every minute that went buy it incremented the arrival time by a minute. GRRR. Funny, I cannot remember if it was AppleMaps, or TomTom, or Waze, oh, it was Waze. GRRRR.

So when we got to our new house the wife said "Something is dripping in the back". Got all scared I popped off the new macerator, but it was just the head had been jostled and had water in it so it was dripping. Whew!

You never know when you will be called upon to need ground clearance. Had a guy deny me access to a ferry as the ramp did the down and up thing and they had LOTS of trucks and especially RVs over the years get stuck. I should get castors...

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Regarding the photo you posted showing the two roller wheels attached to your trailer hitcch; can you please let us know where they can be purchased?

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