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Old 02-15-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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pulled a trailer :D

Just brought my friends trailer home today to lad it for my race this weekend and i was pretty suprised with how well the jeep pulled it. It was slow up hill but it still handled fairly well. going to towe it with a truck this weekend though because its about an hour haul. took a pic, kinda bad with my cell phone

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Old 02-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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Nice. Were in Pa are u located?

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Old 02-15-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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Awesome. I was surprised how well my stock Jeep pulled them. What size tires, gears and tranny do you have?
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You wouldn't by any chance be coming to atco raceway would ya? If so ill be doing some wheeling there this weekend
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #5
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Nice. Were in Pa are u located?
south east, lancaster

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Awesome. I was surprised how well my stock Jeep pulled them. What size tires, gears and tranny do you have?
I have 31s, stock gears, 6 speed trani... not sure what stock gears are, but its an 05 x.
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They do tow things surprisingly well, and are a pleasure to use in confined spaces compared to a full-size tow vehicle.

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:19 AM   #7
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Just make sure the trailers are presenting enough tongue weight so they remain stable at speed on the highway. Insufficient tongue weight, like what happens when new towers load their trailers so they are balanced with little to no tongue weight, will cause the trailer to start swaying on the highway, often viciously.

What's enough tongue weight? No less than 10% of the trailer's total loaded weight needs to be resting on the hitch ball (tongue weight). If a trailer weighs 1800 lbs. total with its cargo, no less than 180 lbs. needs to be resting on the hitch ball. 15% max.
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Just make sure the trailers are presenting enough tongue weight so they remain stable at speed on the highway. Insufficient tongue weight, like what happens when new towers load their trailers so they are balanced with little to no tongue weight, will cause the trailer to start swaying on the highway, often viciously.

What's enough tongue weight? No less than 10% of the trailer's total loaded weight needs to be resting on the hitch ball (tongue weight). If a trailer weighs 1800 lbs. total with its cargo, no less than 180 lbs. needs to be resting on the hitch ball. 15% max.
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