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Old September 20th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #21
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tongue angle: This is easily fixed with the right hitch, right?

Normally, yes. However, they don't make a drop or a rise to solve every problem. Look at my SOA thread and you'll see what I had to do to solve my issue after already going with a forged 8" drop.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=20595


With "normal" height tow rigs, you won't have to do retarded crap like this. :tonka:
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Old September 21st, 2006, 08:35 PM   #22
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heres my experiences, i tow my cherokee behind my suburban.

First thing i did was put coil over shocks on the back of the burban, the ride is much better...
i also made sure the truck and trailer sit level with and without car or jeep on the trailer. if it doesnt you will have brake issues.
In terms of tongue weight i go for the 8-10%, however sometimes circumstances dictate otherwise.

Also, nothing smaller than 2in wide straps for any car on the trailer.

As for my trailer, i have a 16ft plus 2 ft dove tail steel decking with 225/70R15 tires with brakes on both axles, and ez lube bearings
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Old September 21st, 2006, 10:02 PM   #23
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my dad just picked up a 20 foot wood deck tandom axle trailer. it has a tilt bed that is hydraulic so we dont need ramps at all. makes it reall nice specialy with the winch so we can pull a dead vehicle on the trailer.

I personlay dont know how much things weigh, ive just done it by how the truck looks and feels when loading the trailer, i know to try and ballance things, putting the heavest part over the trailers axles.. load the trailer not the truck.

i personaly like a wood deck becasue it is alot quiter... you might want to get a loadlever/sway bar for the trailer. it will help towing, i use it when i have it avaiable. but most of the time we dont have it and it tows fine.

what other information are you looking for?? i dont know every answer, but if ya have a question pm me.. ill do my best to answer it.

as far as straps... make sure they are rated for what you are hauling... i use chains and binders... i belive my stuff is illegal now.. but i dontblive anyone will know and untill i get some spair money then ill switch. but I remeber reading somewhere ( i belive on the michinga site) that you must have the ratchet type binders and certian chains..i belive this is for the weight of the load..
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Old October 25th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #24
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I am in the market for a hauler. Anyone recommend some places to start that are local to the Detroit area ? Thanks
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Old October 25th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #25
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I bought one earlier this year from Forbes Trailers in waterford, they were very nice, and stood behind their stuff. Very happy with them, and the trailer.

I've previously bought a cheapie trailer from antique auto, it was cheap in every way.
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http://ricetrailers.com/carhauler.html Is this the one you have ?
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