The ultimate single wheel
transport system for your motorcycle, ATV, golf cart, go cart, etc. The Swivel Wheel Transport System is a new single
wheel design "type" system, available for interfacing with selected tow vehicles and Fifth Wheel travel Trailers
with a Class-III or Class-IV receiver hitch installed.
Aware! Since the introduction of the Swivelwheel product line, and the raised popularity of the product, other manufacturers
have copied our Swivelwheel (implied trademark) name and posted it on their web sites, calling their products Swivelwheel.
Fast Master Products Inc. is still the Original Swivelwheel System Manufacturer.
The Swivelwheel systems
do not include the adverse effects of a bumper pull trailer, which is the ability to jack-knife when backing or fishtailing
while driving. The Swivel wheel system will always track with the tow vehicle whether in the traveling mode or backing up.
This is especially important when attached to a fifth wheel travel trailer. With other trailers, the second trailer must be
disconnected prior to backing the fifth wheel trailer. If the circumstances are just right, this tends to be a major problem.
When the fifth wheel trailer is backed up with the Swivel wheel system attached, the Swivel wheel system tracks in a straight
line with the fifth wheel trailer. No need to remove the Swivel wheel system to back up.
There is a weight capacity of 1000 pounds
with the Swivelwheel-58 (Single Wheel) systems. The Swivelwheel-58DW (Dual Wheel) system has a weight capacity of 1200 pounds. This is sufficient for transporting the majority of the large motorcycles on the market, as well as ATV's, Electric
& Gas Golf Cart, riding lawn equipment etc. There is
a 600 pound weight capacity for the Swivelwheel-46 system. The Swivelwheel-ECO system has a capacity of 500 pounds.
The Swivelwheel systems incorporate
one single swivel wheel assembly with torsion suspension designed by Fast Master Products, Inc. and manufactured to specification
by a leading torsion suspension manufacturer. The wheel assembly is a 5.70-8, "D" Rated, 6-Ply, highway speed trailer
tire. This tire has a load rating of 1075 pounds at 100 PSI cold inflation. With a system weight capacity of 1000 pounds,
the tire will never see a 1075 pound load. Click on the following link for important information on
Tire Safety (Highways Magazine) and the Recreational Vehicle Tire Guide (Michelin Tires).
The front deck height on all Swivelwheel systems is adjustable to accommodate the receiver height on the
tow vehicle. The deck is 3/4" treated/painted plywood. These one wheel trailers are available for various transportation
needs. A self locking wheel chock is
available for motorcycle transportation.
Contrary to popular belief in some chat rooms, the Swivelwheel systems do not include the perceived caster flutter while driving
down the road at any speed. The swivel assembly design was engineered to remove the (as we call it) shopping cart caster flutter
syndrome. This is true with a loaded or empty deck, as well as at city or highway speeds. The systems also include an
adjustable friction pad and rotor assembly to alleviate any chances
of flutter in the caster assembly.
systems come standard with front removable jack stands with wheels for ease of moving around while disconnected from the tow
For further information on the Swivelwheel
systems, feel free to contact us toll free at (866) 794-8357, or visit the Swivelwheel FAQ page here on our web site. You may also view
the Swivelwheel Towing Requirements pages by clicking this link or clicking the link in the Literature tool bar at the left.
If you have a Class-A motor coach, you may also
visit the Cruiserlift RV motorcycle lift page for further transportation
It is up to the Swivelwheel system owner to evaluate
the towing capacity of the tow vehicle. All Swivelwheel Transport Systems (except Swivelwheel-ECO Systems) utilize a Class-III
or Class-IV receiver hitch that is installed onto the tow vehicle.
If the tow vehicle is to be a fifth wheel travel trailer, the trailer chassis frame needs to be evaluated for the capability
of installing a Class-III or Class-IV receiver. The Chassis frame needs to be able to support the weight of the system plus
any added loads. The Swivelwheel-46, Swivelwheel-58, and Swivelwheel-58DW systems will have about a 50/50 split. Installing
the Swivelwheel system onto a chassis frame that does not have the capacity to handle said system could result in frame damage,
slide-outs that no longer work, gel-coat cracking, etc.
Fast Master Products, Inc. is not responsible for damage to a tow vehicle that does not have the capacitry
to utilize the Swivelwheel system.
We have always tried
to be up front and inform the customer of the requirements of the towing vehicle. Even though the Swivelwheel system was originally
designed for the fifth wheel travel trailer market, there are some fifth wheel trailers that should be avoided, especially
in regards to the Swivelwheel-58, Swivelwheel-58DW systems. These are the "Lite" trailers made for towing behind
compact, mid-sized, and 1/2 ton pickups. These are usually below 30 feet in length and have GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
weight in the 7000-8000 pound range. It would be possible to remove enough king pin weight to make the trailer fishtail. Fishtailing
is not a good sign for a fifth wheel. Once a trailer fishtails to a certain degree of angle, basically, there is no recovering.
You are just along for the ride until the trailer finishes what it is going to do.
Loading of the platform has a major effect on the handling of the system. The load should be centered as much as possible.
This distributes the weights evenly between the fifth wheel and the Swivelwheel systems tire. Some will move the load more
toward the rear of the system to reduce the amount of tongue weight on the towing vehicle. This is not always a good idea.
Depending on the load, this could have an adverse effect on the handling. You could actually put more weight ratio to the
rear than the front, which could cause the fifth wheel trailer to fishtail.
Toys are getting larger and heavier, and customers want to take their toys with them. Unfortunately, there are times
that they can't without the possibility of a problem. Sometimes, its better to upgrade to a different RV than risk damage
to one that does not have the capability to carry the cargo.