Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Tow rigs and trailers
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 8th, 2006, 02:59 PM   #1
scottie
American Leyland??
 
scottie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Sweet home Georgia on my mind
Posts: 8,488
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to scottie
Default Thoughts on a trailer

has anybody made a small t-trailer or whatever to hull another vehicle around with. I know dune buggies do have T-trailers, wonder if it could be safely done for a Samurai?

I guess you'd find your balance point on the car then move it around and get the trailer axle so you have about 400-500 lb on the tongue?
scottie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 8th, 2006, 03:09 PM   #2
Nuggets
I fix stuff!
 
Nuggets's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-15-06
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 13,365
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Default

I wouldn't do it. Just pony up the dough for a regular trailer, you'll be happier in the long run.
Nuggets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 9th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #3
Cooter
Dad Kickin' It OldSkool
 
Cooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-04-05
Location: Chi-caw-go
Posts: 4,504
iTrader: (16)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

By the time you built one heavy enough for a 'zuk, you would have almost enough money into it to buy a fixer upper trailer. Buggies weigh less than 1/2 what you Sami does, and you have to account for the extra height you would need to get the tires off the ground (including droop). When you were done you would end up with a even higher center of gravity than your rig already has, balanced on two wheels (like a teeter-totter) and no brakes.

Consider the weight transfer you would get to the back of your tow rig whenever you needed to panic stop. Also, consider the effects of a blowout.
__________________
Michigan- The Only Great Lakes State South of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Cooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Tow rigs and trailers
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.05896 seconds with 18 queries