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Old 09-03-2016, 11:00 AM   #15
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Was the trailer empty?
If it was designed to carry a motorcycle, chances are that the suspension was designed for a load.
No load and the suspension will be too stiff and the trailer will bounce a lot.

On edit: I see Borrego Dave mentions this in post #8.
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Was the trailer empty?
If it was designed to carry a motorcycle, chances are that the suspension was designed for a load.
No load and the suspension will be too stiff and the trailer will bounce a lot.

On edit: I see Borrego Dave mentions this in post #8.



Not sure if you're replying to me about Shelly--no, Shelly was designed to be towed BY a motorcycle. And, yes, when Shelly was empty she bounced like crazy. You could feel every bounce as it shook the whole Dodge Caravan. Full, my husband couldn't tell she was even there, so we put the flag on so he wouldn't forget he was towing her.

Interestingly enough, we sold Shelly between that post and now. She went to a home where she'll be towed, once again, by a motorcycle and not a van. The wife fell in love and he agreed they wanted Shelly.

She was our introduction to fiberglass trailers, and Paul's first shot at getting mold off of fiberglass--thanks to advice here on FGRV he got 'er done.

We made a few bucks, learned a lot, and moved on up to Peanut.

Paul said Peanut's tires "cannot" be balanced, as they are 4-lug Dexstars...but Peanut tows like a dream empty or full, suspension seems to be great either way.

Peanut (one shell, two nuts) on her first camping trip, WA National Forest.
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