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Old 07-29-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Dancing with disaster

Hey all. Saturday morning I got the jeep back on the road with a t5 I picked up for 300 bucks. In the past two weeks I've worked 50 hours each. Moved. and pulled and reinstalled my tranny 2 times. It's been a nightmare but I finally got her fixed. So I'm worn out and covered in grease and dirt. My lawn mower needs a couple parts and I need to mow 3 yards so I borrow my bosses hustler And his trailer. Both of which are a lot heavier than I'm used to and I've never towed with the jeep before just my f150. So I loAd the mower at the back of the trailer to avoid stress on my already rusty frame. Running 50 something we start dancing. My shocks and springs should probably be replaced but that's okay they drive fine. Me and this poorly loaded trailer have a horrible go and I win. So I keep driving then again around 50 mph we start dancing again. Cj starts taking steps. What I mean by this is 2 tires up swing forward. Switch sides. Other two tires up swing forward repeat. Everything but flip over. Don't pull a rear loaded trailer with a cj that's pretty well driven and all original. It makes for a dirty pair of underwear. A big crease in your seat and it ain't no fun looking right or left and seeing the ground. Thank you to my guardian angels. God and cj for not letting me die Saturday.

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Old 07-31-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Being in the mowing industry forever I think I've experienced every form of trailer trouble. What you have is just a common fishtail problem. Basically its caused by uneven weight distribution. When you put the mower at the back of the trailer you unloaded the weight off the tongue. A dangerous situation as you have found out, but a simple fix... move the mower toward the front and that should do it. Of the trailer is loaded just use a more equal weight distribution maybe 60/40 towards the front. Hope this helps.
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