Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
By far The GREATESTproblem people have with pulling trailers is TONGUE WEIGHT!
Many people think that the trailer load should be close to balanced, and will move things around so that the tongue is easy to lift and place on the tow hitch. WRONG! If you do that, you have an almost uncontrollable, weaving trailer. Put as much weight on the tongue as you (or the car in this case) can handle, you may even need help to hook it up. Try moving the bike further forward, so that you have about 100 pounds on the trailer hitch. For smaller trailers you want AT LEAST 10% of the weight on the tounge. If you cannot move the load forward, you will have to re-position the axle further back on the trailer, if that can be done.
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