By mn_mxz on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:37 pm: Edit Post
I picked up a three place trailer this summer and I need to put some ski glides on the deck. I was wondering if any is using Caliber Grip Glides that Dennis Kirk sells or something similar? I was just going to put some 8" wide glides on it but I'm wondering how these grip glides work. I will be using the trailer for both sleds and atvs.
By tr7 on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 01:02 pm: Edit Post
E-Z Off trailer glides are awesome! I have them on my trailer and a few buddies have them on theirs. Everything slides extremely easy.
By rakins800 on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 07:49 pm: Edit Post
X2 for E-Z Off
By 08_apex_ltx on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 09:02 pm: Edit Post
E-Z OFFS OR IF YOU'RE NEAR A FLEET FARM, THEY HAVE SOME.
By ezra on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:28 pm: Edit Post
I use formica cheep no groves last,s about 4 or 5 yrs running 10 in carbide
By ezra on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:29 pm: Edit Post
I use formica cheep no groves last,s about 4 or 5 yrs running 10 in carbide oh yeah you can run it out the fr and still shut your cover
By tomx on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:29 pm: Edit Post
I'm frugal so I go to the junk yard and buy a couple of truck bed liners and cut them to fit for a fraction of what it cost for overpriced trailer guides. JMHO
By chadlyt on Monday, September 21, 2009 - 11:11 pm: Edit Post
i have a 3 place and used the Fleet Farm ones. not bad. they do the job, but they will warp really bad in the summer.
By mn_mxz on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 09:06 am: Edit Post
Thanks for the feedback. I have had the e-z glides and they did warp. So that is why I was considering the grip glides. They are ones that are only about 3" long and you space them 10" on center on the deck. I'm just wondering how well they work. I may go with the e-z glide style on my new trailer but the grip glides looked interesting.
By dab102999 on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 11:16 am: Edit Post
I did the bed liner thing also, do notice that they warp a lot in the summer. I will not do those again though. They are very slick. Doesn't make a difference on the outside but the ones in the center I always have to remind everyone (including myself) not to walk on those in the winter. As far as the center section goes I used old tracks. I turned them upside down, they grip great and also have "air space" to let the water out. Also whatever I put down next time I am going to cut them in foot in a half sections and leave a little space between them (inch or two) and also slot where the screws are going to go to allow for growth.
By fcat700 on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 11:35 am: Edit Post
To help with warping, make your screw holes apx. a 1/2 inch long and leave the screws just a little loose. This will let the plastic move in the heat.
By wags on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 09:53 pm: Edit Post
I am going to try the liquid bed liner on my entire deck then an old track as mentioned above.
By dab102999 on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 05:42 am: Edit Post
Wags if you have the money to do liquid bed liner then get the ski guides. It will probably be cheaper and I don't think that bed liner will hold up. Expesially since it will be going down on top of wood instead of steel. As meantioned above they make those ski guides now that are "non-slip" to walk on, I saw them in a couple of mags the other day.
By mvedepo on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 09:05 am: Edit Post
I was going to do roll on bedliner. And the guy that runs the shop that was going to do it quoted me $1000 to do a 7x16 trailer. He also said that he hates to talk himself out of a job but he would really recommend against doing it inlue glides. He says he's done a lot of trailers and over a year or two a good set of carbides will ruin it. He flat out said I would not be happy in the long run. fwiw
By wags on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 09:54 am: Edit Post
I am going to do both, the roll on bed liner and the guides. I figure I have the bedliner kit already why not use it to protect the entire deck then add the guides on top of that.
By fjr4me on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:51 am: Edit Post
I have Line X sprayed on my entire deck and then added the Caliber Glides (Wide) to the deck and ramp doors. Track mats are located where the sleds sit during transport.
By fjr4me on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:55 am: Edit Post
One more thing....