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Old 08-12-2014, 06:17 PM   #15
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Has Tom done this? I would want to know someone else did this and how it affected the towability. Bottled water weighs about 8#s/gal. You do the math. Tom told me that as well, and I did not respond...

You hear what Deryk said. I love the way my ParkLiner tows!

But I still have the same question. How will weight on the rear of the trailer cause sway if you balance the weight?

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Old 08-12-2014, 06:36 PM   #16
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I'm hoping you try it and let us know how it works Huck. Somebody needs to.

Adding weight in the front to balance weight added in the back changes the whole geometry a bit just because you're now adding more weight all together. I like the way it tows now, & will eventually try our bikes, but I'm wary. I'm more likely to carry the bikes on the back of the tow vehicle.

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Old 08-12-2014, 06:48 PM   #17
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Huck, the weight on the cargo carrier can rock side to side back there. I had my Yamaha ef2400si generator in the ParkLiner Doorway, 7 gallons of water in the front bathroom, a mostly full 5 gallon gascan bungied on the tongue with 2 -20lb propane tanks and about 45' of pipes for my awning and when it got gusty outside I felt the trailer swaying. My tongue weight was around 320lbs or so. I added a weight distribution hitch to my Rav4 because the max tow weight was 350lbs. Performance did get better with the new front mounted batteries because its increasing the tongue weight by like a 100 lbs lol

Have you had your trailer and tongue weighed? tongue weight is supposed to be around 10-15% of the trailers "ful ready to travel awayl" weight. Some people go lower with no problems...a lot higher if the vehicle can handle it lol. (my Frontier can lol)


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