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post #1 of 16 Old 03-18-2007, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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I looked recently on line and the snowmobile grips, or skids if you like, that go on the sides for the skis are about $95 for a two snowmobile trailer! Ouch!

These are four pieces of plastic!!!!!

Has anyone found a cheaper place or alternative material that can be used! I am pretty handy with tools and stuff! I was thinking about cutting some plexiglass strips and routering some groves in it? Any other suggestions of a material that will stand up to the carbides and last at least a few years?

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Old truck bed liners. Usually you can get them for free if you look around.
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If you can find a used plastic bedliner cheap enough, you could cut strips out of the bottom and secure them to the trailer.It works pretty good.

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ya beat me to it kev!

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My dealer suggested that we try Electrical PVC cut in half and fasened at the width of the wear bars. We didn't do this yet, but it sounded like it will work. He said that you can also put them across the ramp as grips for the track.

If anyone has done this, or tries this let us know how it works.

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You can go to Menards, Home Depot, or Lowe's and look for their "garage door trim system" Its made of a PVC type material, and if you flip the finished side over, it has those ribs EXACTLY like the one's you'd buy for this. I believe each strip is about 10' and runs about $15-$17.

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1x2 strips of wood work great. Keeps your ski going in a straight line and up off the trailer bed. I also used an old snowmobile track, cut in half, on each side of my tilt trailer for traction. Install two 1x2 piecies for each ski, with the carbids cradled between them. cdru
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Old bedliners work real well. Cut 6-8" wide strips for each ski and you can accomodate sleds with different ski widths.

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Check your local car lots sometimes they take them out of there used truck trade in's and just throw them away thats were i got mine.

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Wow! All great suggestions! I love this site! I knew I wouldn't be the only one that thought of this!

I think I will tryout the garage door trim idea since it seems like the least work intensive.

With the bed liner, do you cut it with a jig saw or what?

Thanks for all the GREAT ideas again!


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