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Old 06-06-2019, 12:02 PM
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Were the holes thru your frame already or did you drill them?
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Mine were existing holes.
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Mine were existing holes.
My cross member is rigid and I would rather not drill holes in it.
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It appears your brackets are individual. Mine was a solid one. What brand name are your brackets. They may work.
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FF,
You indicate that you have a dragging issue if the bracket is moved down too much.

How much bracket can you have underneath the cross rail and still be all right.

Since you said that you do not have bolts running through your cross rail, I assume that you are using U bolts around the cross rail to support the roller bracket.

If so, just get a slotted bracket. Install the bracket and roller in the bracket. Adjust the roller height as needed and use your U bolts to make everything tight.

Then, use the angle grinder to cut off everything below the U bolts, nuts and washers, and assuming that you had that much room already, you should be good to go.

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He would be best to have a plate to match the ubolt span rather than an open slot at the bottom.
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It appears your brackets are individual. Mine was a solid one. What brand name are your brackets. They may work.
I got the roller & bracket through Basspro
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I got the roller & bracket through Basspro
FYI on my 98 Tyee I installed one of these rollers and made brackets from a piece of 3" stainless angle I had. It was fairly straightforward, cut to size, drilled the holes and rounded all corners. I got the u-bolts from Amazon if my memory serves me.
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FF,
You indicate that you have a dragging issue if the bracket is moved down too much.

How much bracket can you have underneath the cross rail and still be all right.

Since you said that you do not have bolts running through your cross rail, I assume that you are using U bolts around the cross rail to support the roller bracket.

If so, just get a slotted bracket. Install the bracket and roller in the bracket. Adjust the roller height as needed and use your U bolts to make everything tight.

Then, use the angle grinder to cut off everything below the U bolts, nuts and washers, and assuming that you had that much room already, you should be good to go.

Best wishes.
If I use a slotted bracket, and cut it off, then there is nothing for the ubolts to grab on to. It will be a bottomless slot, which I am sure will bend when I tighten up the bolts. If I cannot find a usable bracket, with multiple holes, I may have to make my own.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:15 AM
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https://www.sturdybuiltonline.com/as...emblybacjk.jpg

I just measured. In this pic above, there is ample clearance. On my trailer, Pic coming I hope, from the cross member to the keel is 2". I think I am stuck with what I have. Not enough room above the cross member for clearance and below the cross member is 8" of clearance. If I wanted to install one, it would take some fabricating and I am not sure its worth it. Thanks for all your help.
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