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Old 07-25-2011, 03:51 PM   #616
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I wonder where that 10% tongue weight figure comes from.....in europs, you usually see about 5% if you see what the hitch manufacturers recommend...i just bought a euro golf tdi hitch fro. Westfalia and it is good to 3750lbs and 220lbs tongue weight.

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Great idea for a trailer, but hard to manage tongue weights.

Those trailers need weight distribution hitches in the worst way. Empty front deck, hopefully you still have the needed 10% tongue weight needed for stable towing. Loaded with maybe 600-1000 pounds of bikes you are overloading the tongue weight down force on many hitches and tow vehicles. With WDH you help manage the new loaded weight.

My toy hauler carried the bikes over the axles, did not mater much whether the trailer was loaded with 0, 1, or 2 bikes, tongue hitch weight was always about the same.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:45 PM   #617
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And you see a lot of pop ups with toy porches fully loaded these days. I don't think our economy is as bad as everyone thinks, everyone camping has a full campsite full of toys. Here in CO, it's lots of double bottom rigs - Pickup, 5th week AND a trailer full of toys. Tell me all these people are broke will ya?[/QUOTE]

It's just that the rich are now camping!
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:58 AM   #618
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Nice, what does it weigh?
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:41 AM   #619
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From this site, their towing suggestions, 10-15% tongue weight.

http://www.etrailer.com/faq-trailertowtips.aspx

"Trailer Loading

The way you load the trailer can determine how easy you can tow it. While loading, keep in mind that the tongue weight should be 10% to 15% of the overall trailer weight. One of the main causes of trailer sway is not having a large enough percentage of trailer tongue weight compared to gross trailer weight. To help prevent the trailer from swaying back and forth, a few things can be done. Try placing heavier cargo in the front of the trailer, ahead of the trailer's axle. Also center the cargo left-to-right and use tie-downs to keep the load from sliding.

Trailer Sway can also lead to a loss of vehicle control. When starting out with a new load on a trailer, make sure it will not sway by gradually increasing your speed in intervals until highway speed is reached. If the trailer does begin to sway, try adjusting the cargo and equipment accordingly and then repeat the test. If repositioning the load and equipment did not help reduce the sway, a sway control or a weight distribution system with sway control may be needed."

Rather safe than sorry has worked all over the country for me so far.

A video of tongue weight and sway control fail is here:
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/81599673/
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:43 AM   #620
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Its home!
Went down and picked it up today.
Just test fitting the bike, I will work it all out this weekend.



Love this setuup.

few questions.
I see a sink and a toilet, but does it also have a shower?
how much would this set me back?
Can you give a review after a weekend out in this thing.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:15 AM   #621
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Sure like your new toy hauler, good to go smaller. We had an 18' Work and Play, and it was always big enough when the bikes were out. We liked the huge one room set up without built ins.

Hope you enjoy your new trailer.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:01 AM   #622
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That is nice Wittrrider!

What's the big opening on the side for? Extra tented bedroom?
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:49 AM   #623
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That is nice Wittrrider!

What's the big opening on the side for? Extra tented bedroom?
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:14 AM   #624
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This one is rather nice.

Actually, its totally fuckin excellent.

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:48 PM   #625
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Saw One Today.

What do people think of those "Aliners" - solid pop up trailers built by Columbia Northwest? I saw one today when I went for a ride up toward Squamish today. The owners popped it up in around 2 minutes, when they stopped in Porteau Cover and had their lunch. I was quite impressed.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:54 PM   #626
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What do people think of those "Aliners" - solid pop up trailers built by Columbia Northwest? I saw one today when I went for a ride up toward Squamish today. The owners popped it up in around 2 minutes, when they stopped in Porteau Cover and had their lunch. I was quite impressed.
Is it sort of like an attic, can only stand upright in the center? Or most of the middle area?
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:25 PM   #627
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More what I would call a solid wall tent trailer.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:53 AM   #628
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Is it sort of like an attic, can only stand upright in the center? Or most of the middle area?
They have some models with dormers on them.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:08 AM   #629
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I am eyeballing a 2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 with 280k miles. The guy wants $8000. He is about $4000 off on his price. What do you guys think?
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:25 AM   #630
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I am eyeballing a 2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 with 280k miles. The guy wants $8000. He is about $4000 off on his price. What do you guys think?
Well for one, you're not in the van thread...
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