madprinter wrote:Don't go too short. Its better to make it longer so turning and backing are better. Also , Do you plan to add a tongue box or anything else to the tongue? You can always cut off the tongue easier than adding to it. One tip I read here is ,Measure from the ball to the corner of your bumper and multiply by 2 and add a few inches. That will keep you from hitting corners if you back to tight. Good luck and post some pics of your progress.
looped wrote:Building a small cargo style TD here and wondering what minimum allowances for distance from the hitch ball to front most part of the trailer body should be?...
looped wrote:...I could spin the floor section around to gain about 1 inch. as it stands right now the overhang from the square portion of the trailer is about 11 inches on front and about 10 on the rear. overhang of the box portion in relation to the floor is 5- 5 1/2 on front and 4 inches on the rear....
looped wrote:...Right now as it lays the plans allow for about 75 degrees off center before the trailer and vehicles corners meet.
Joe G wrote:... make it long enough so that if you back around a corner and end up turning too tightly, the trailer tongue hits the TV bumper before the trailer body hits the TV.
bobhenry wrote:If you want a real simple test hook up that little monster and try backing it into a long driveway. You will tear your hair out. I bought 9' of 2" square tube 3/16 wall thickness for $38.00 and it was worth every penny. Just drill and bolt. I took mine clear to the rear crossmember and it serves as a 2" receiver tube on the rear for a bike rack .
what is the formula for weight bias with a trailer if there is one? am i wanting something like a 70/30 deal or what?
Thanks again, you guys rock!
bobhenry wrote:I have used the 60/40 rule and it comes out real close to Andrews balance program. Take the length of the BODY of the tear and place axle 60% forward and 40% to the rear. 120" body centerline of axle will be 48" from the rear. If I had to do mine over I think I would go 65/35 or about 42" from rear on my 10' tear. Find Andrews balance program and compare the results and let us know.
Can someone find William a link to the spreadsheet ?
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