How to Put Caster Wheels on a Camping Chair 

Last Updated on May 20, 2022

Camping chair is a foldable chair with a canvas seat and backrest that is lightweight and portable. It’s designed for use in temporary quarters, usually in an outdoor setting like camping on vacation. The camping chair is simple to assemble.

The purpose of this article is to explain how to install caster wheels on a camping chair. Before you put a caster wheel on a camping chair, you should be familiar with the various types of caster wheels.

A caster is a type of wheel that is designed to be attached to the object’s base and allows the object to move. Shopping carts, office chairs, toy wagons, hospital beds, and material handling equipment are just a few examples of where casters can be used.

Types of Caster Wheel

There are various types of caster wheels available. The types of caster wheels are listed below.

  • Rigid caster
  • Swivel caster
  • Industrial caster 
  • Braking and locking caster
  • Kingpinless caster

Rigid caster

A rigid caster is also called a fixed caster. It’s a non-turning wheel that’s attached to a set of forks. Rigid casters can move materials forward as well as backward in a straight line, but they cannot be steered.

Swivel caster

A swivel caster has a wheel attached to a fork, but an additional swivel joint above the fork allows the fork to move easily around 360°. As a result, the wheel can spin in any direction.

Industrial caster 

Industrial casters are heavy-duty casters made to handle heavy loads. It can carry up to 30,000 pounds in some cases. An industrial caster can be either a swivel or a rigid caster.

Braking and locking caster

The brake feature on the breaking caster can be used to stop the wheel from turning. This particular caster wheel is widely used in hospitals.

A locking caster resembles a regular caster except that the wheel is locked. It aids in stopping the wheel from spinning.

Kingpinless caster

A kingpin less caster consists of an inner raceway, an outer raceway that is connected to the machine, and ball bearings between the raceways.

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Installing a Caster Wheel on Camping Chair – 4 Steps

If you’re going to put a caster wheel on a camping chair, make sure it’s rigid or swivel. Because both of these are suitable for your camping chair.

You don’t need to use an industrial caster because it is supported for heavy loads. You can use baking and locking caster according to your needs.

To attach a caster wheel to a camping chair, follow the steps below.

Step 1 

Firstly, unfold your camping chair. Then flip your camping chair upside down.

Step 2 

Mark the base of the chair legs with a marker. Place the caster on the legs first, then detect the position for the caster. 

You’ll need to mark four dots on some caster wheels. Some casters only require one dot in the center of the chair legs

Step 3 

Drill holes on the base of each leg carefully. Make sure to drill at a depth of one inch. You must drill four holes around the legs or one hole in the center of the camping chair depending on the caster wheels you choose.

Step 4 

If you drill in the center of the leg, then use a hammer to install the top plate. Then, screw the caster’s fork onto the top plate that you installed on the chair legs.

If you have drilled four holes first place the caster onto the holes. Take the screws that are provided. Then, using a screwdriver, insert the screw in the proper place. 

Final Thoughts

It is easy to put a caster wheel on a camping chair. You just have to follow some easy instructions to install it.  It’s important to note that you should be extra cautious when drilling the hole. Because if you aren’t, your camping chair may be destroyed.

Installing a Caster Wheel on Camping Chair
Author: Euell Gibbons

Outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets. He loves camping, hiking and exploring the great outdoors. Camping is a way of life for him - as soon as he can get away from work, he's out there!

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