Dave, Dave, Dave.........dthogey said:I'll probably regret this question. What does a longer tongue do for you
+1.DanMartin said:Per another forum, axle to hitch should be twice the wheel to wheel width
dthogey said:Here is a pic of my new/used trailer. My question is this. How long should the tongue be?? All of the pics show tongues longer than this. Why is that? Does it matter.
This one is about 45" from axle to end of tongue.
dthogey said:OK, I got the tongue lengthened and had a cooler rack added! Thanks again for the feedback guys!!
I simply went to an RV salvage getting 4 tall Aluminum roof rack brackets.dthogey said:Another question. What would you guys recommend for a rack on top of my trailer lid??
Something on both sides of the diamond plate top.
Something I could strap camp chairs or something like that to.
jb1957 said:I have a swivel on mine and you hardly now it is behind me dosent that strate hitch
limet your lean
Swivel certainly helps to minimise the risk of tipping, but there are some circumstances (that can happen very quickly) where just having the trailer attached can cause a tip, regardless of the setup.dthogey said:The hitch doesn't limit the lean at all. I thought the swivel was protection against tipping the bike over. I would love to add the swivel hitch at some point in the future.
cws said:Swivel certainly helps to minimise the risk of tipping, but there are some circumstances (that can happen very quickly) where just having the trailer attached can cause a tip, regardless of the setup.
This is the result of a sudden fishtail in a soft-spot on a dirt track. The sideways whipping of the trailer when the rear wheel broke loose trying to power the front wheel out of a dirt filled hole flipped the bike & trailer at the same time. The trailer was fitted with a 360 deg rotating hitch and active brake system.