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Old 08-01-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Here is a photo of a really odd looking camper trailer that we encountered in Waterton National Park last week. Looks like they may have come from Switzerland.


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Old 08-01-2015, 02:55 PM   #2
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Wow!!
Get a look at those 4 wheels. I bet it would tow easily and the wind wouldn't bother it at all!!
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Actually, I believe the trailer is towing the VW.
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:41 PM   #4
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HEADS UP VOLVO OWNERS
This is the answer to low tongue weight, high trailer weight towing specifications.
I just spent hours looking for this idea and couldn't find a thing.....


It's sorta like the dolly wheels we saw in "The Log, Long Trailer"


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Old 08-01-2015, 05:34 PM   #5
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I wonder how it corners.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:44 PM   #6
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Hope it tows better than a 4 wheel hay wagon, they wander all over the road. Years ago I put that question to a truck driver that had borrowed a similar set up horse trailer. He said it towed great, tracked good and no wander. I haven't seen another since, and that was almost 40 years ago.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:02 PM   #7
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The second trailer in semi doubles is hooked up the same way as is a car dolly. I sure hope it has real good brakes


Here's a Canadian drawing of how that works, scroll down to Figure - 1
http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/050413
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Hope it tows better than a 4 wheel hay wagon, they wander all over the road. Years ago I put that question to a truck driver that had borrowed a similar set up horse trailer. He said it towed great, tracked good and no wander. I haven't seen another since, and that was almost 40 years ago.
The hay wagons only do it only at slow speed. Once you get past the resonance, it all settles down...
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Hope it tows better than a 4 wheel hay wagon, they wander all over the road. Years ago I put that question to a truck driver that had borrowed a similar set up horse trailer. He said it towed great, tracked good and no wander. I haven't seen another since, and that was almost 40 years ago.
You can correct the hayrack wander problem by simply increasing the tow-in. They have an easily accessible tierod.
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WOW. This looks really slick, but I'm afraid converting to this setup would cost almost as much as I just spent on my trailer! Any info out there on
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You can't really "convert" to that system. It depends on very high tongue weight, look where the rear axle is located.


If you go on Netflix and watch "The Long, Long Trailer" (1953 ?)again, you will see that they had a sort of dolly system to reduce tongue weight on the trailers tongue. This discussion came up about a year ago and it seems that the guy that makes them is still around. MIGHT (Big might) be an idea, but not one I would pursue.


Just start working with your Lil Bigfoot's balance, it can be made to work.
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True story. Turned on TCM when we got home with trailer, and "Long Long Trailer" was running right then. Right at the part where they're trying to climb the mountain with all of those rocks and crates of jellies hidden away.

Thanks for the encouragement... feeling better about balance now!
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It's good that you have already seen the "Rocks" instructional video.... LOL
BTW: Does your Lil'Bigfoot have a spare tire on the back? If NO, you need one, if YES, check the age date, it may be from 1988.....
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Hitch Buddy

With a Hitch Buddy and a fifth wheel camper, you'd have something very similar:

Trailer Life Directory Open Roads Forum: Towing: 5'er tow dolly
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