RE: trailer towing tip
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RE: trailer towing tip



Wow – wonder how much weight that would be full scale, that they are shifting.  You definitely want some tongue weight – look at how much trailer (and weight) is in front of the axles on a camping trailer.  When I hook-up my camping trailer the ¾ ton truck squats down 3.5” at the hitch with at least 600#’s tongue weight.  Don’t really need more than a ½ ton truck most of the time – but when towing nice to have more truck than you need.

 

Interesting that it is a U-haul video because I was thinking of responding that the U-haul car trailers are stout and well worth renting.  The front tire strap baskets work well, the fenders fold out.  Note how I cross-strap in the back – helps keep her in place – found that idea online.  When I hauled home the ’62 wagon 300 miles across Washington state on a U-haul it certainly went well.  Hardly knew it was back there.  Finally bought a trailer this last summer for car hauling and all around utility use, yet to haul anything on it except for brush.  ; )

 

Our Dad taught us that if your trailer starts to pass you – say braking on an icy road – you need to speed up.  That can be hair-raising............  ; )

 

 

From: 1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 62to65mopar
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 7:11 AM
To: The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse
Subject: trailer towing tip

 

Hi all,

I personally know of two Mopars that were totaled when they were being towed on a trailer that went out of control. So I thought I would post a link to this 27 second video that demonstrates the importance of proper weight distribution on trailer stability.

https://twitter.com/OPCVC/status/778838710964002817/video/1

Thanks,
Gary H.

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