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loading a trailer for towing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:21 pm

Interesting video. I have seen the real thing happen.
http://imgur.com/dYz2tCE
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Re: loading a trailer for towing

Postby Eugene » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:04 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Interesting video. I have seen the real thing happen.
Same here. Undersized car towing a travel trailer.
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Re: loading a trailer for towing

Postby thiggy » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:13 pm

John, that's a very interesting demonstration of proper load distribution on the trailer. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: loading a trailer for towing

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:59 am

I have a 12 foot single axle trailer I use to haul my cub locally. Every now and then I will have to explain to someone why I always back the cub on rather than drive it on. If I had a way to take that video with me it would save a lot of talking.
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Re: loading a trailer for towing

Postby Chipmaker » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:55 pm

That is a neat video. I will always have to remember put the red items in the front next time I pack! Just kidding, was reading the comments on the video, lol.
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Re: loading a trailer for towing

Postby Jeff Silvey » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:12 pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: loading a trailer for towing

Postby Barnyard » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:34 pm

Oh Crap, it looks like I'm in deep trouble when I leave for Portland in the morning!
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Re: loading a trailer for towing

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:30 pm

Lesson learned: I won't tow my cub with the mustang.

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Re: loading a trailer for towing

Postby Lt.Mike » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:45 pm

Great video! I saw this happen some 30 years ago when my brother in-law had a friend tow his 28' sailboat with a 2wd Ford 150 pickup. The first clue we should have gotten that his was too much boat for this truck and the tongue weight was too low was when we needed 8 guys in the bed to get enough traction to get it up the boat ramp.
The weight of the boat being too far back on the trailer was literally lifting the back of the truck up knocking its center of gravity forward.
On the way home the driver tapped the brakes, it fish-tailed like the trailer did in the video followed by the whole rig jackknife-ing. The end result was a big boat shifted on the trailer, a bent tongue and a destroyed pickup bed. Did I mention the truck was brand new? :roll:
No one was hurt thank God. I was riding with my brother in -law in the car right behind the trailer. When it happened my brother in-law's face had an expression that linked pitiful with what is now comical. :D
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