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Old 06-30-2019, 05:21 PM
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I’ve had several rollers fall off my trailer. The rollers are not damaged, I think the retainers just let loose. Fortunately, except for one, I haven’t lost the rollers . Why are rollers attached with the “w” shaped retainer clips rather than just using a galvanized or stainless cotter pin? Based on my experience so far it seems like that would’ve much more secure. Any suggestions on how to prevent the rollers from coming off?
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:38 PM
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I have the same clips on my trailer. You need to make sure the ends of the "W" are engaged into the holes on the end of the arm, I check mine periodically for this, haven't had a failure yet
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:32 PM
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Also make sure that your rollers and pins match. Rollers come in different sizes and thickness and if not matched correctly can cause problems.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Gpag View Post
I’ve had several rollers fall off my trailer. The rollers are not damaged, I think the retainers just let loose. Fortunately, except for one, I haven’t lost the rollers . Why are rollers attached with the “w” shaped retainer clips rather than just using a galvanized or stainless cotter pin? Based on my experience so far it seems like that would’ve much more secure. Any suggestions on how to prevent the rollers from coming off?
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Also make sure that your rollers and pins match. Rollers come in different sizes and thickness and if not matched correctly can cause problems.
What are the measurements you are matching?
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:09 PM
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What are the measurements you are matching?
not measurements per se but there are different sized rollers. If some one mixed say load right rollers with magic tilt the rollers may have more slop in them another not secured properly.

Basically measure from the retaining washer to the pin hole and then measure your rollers with the retaining washers.

Check with eastern marine ( there members on here) or etrailer.com and they can tell you if you have the right equipment. It's possible also some one put the wrong retainers on at some point.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:38 PM
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I replaced all my "W" clips with stainless nut and bolts. Easy on easy off.
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