I think most of the time car trailers have too much rear overhang. After
several that I didn't like I built my own. It has a 17 foot deck with a 7
foot neck. The center of the tandem is about 6 feet from the back of the
trailer. I load my cars backwards and if I have to put weight up front I
use the equalizer bars to level. I tow with a single wheel 1 ton. Several
people told me when I built it that I would be unhappy. It has been the
best trailer I have ever had. You have to look in the mirror to check that
it is even there. I have hauled 10000lb load and hauled at 75 all day.
Just my take on it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sparky" <email@example.com>
To: "Thomas E. Bryant" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "John Burk"
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: Re: trailer sway
> Tom you are correct---
> 1. the trailer has to be LEVEL--first and Foremost
> 2. 12-15% of trailer weight on hitch
> 3. use equalizer hitch bars to pick the towing vechicle back to at least
> 4. Use sway control devices---big long trailer with a lot of
overhang---use 2 one on each side
> 5 I highly recommend longer tounges than what most considered normal
> 6. a good stiff trailer frame is as necessary to good trailer handling as
a good frame is on your race car to have it handle well--- safe