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Old 06-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #15
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We have a nice double hitch from Cabela's that allows us to put our two bikes on the back of our van hitch and still hook up the trailer. However, we haven't bothered with this for a couple years now and just put the 2 bikes inside the trailer when traveling. We have fold-up travel bikes and they can ride in the trailer either folded or set up. Is putting them inside your trailer an option for you? When we arrive at our destination, I just roll them out and chain them to a secure spot nearby.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #16
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Great video - should be on a sticky for quick access.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:22 AM   #17
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When you hang a weight out the back of a trailer you upset the balance. Adding weight to the tongue might help a bit, but you reduce the speed at which uncontrollable sway will happen. Since many things come into play it's really hard to predict whether you'll be ok or not. The safest thing to do is find another way to carry the bicycles.

I wish I had saved a little video clip on sway I saw a few years ago. It was models on a tread mill type of thing. The trailer had weights that could be positioned in different place, the worst condition was when the weights were shifted to both ends. Half of the weight on the at the tongue end and half as far to the rear as possible. Uncontrollable sway happened at a surprisingly slow speed.


Sway vs weight distribution demo video
Great Video, Thanks for sharing, it might help to keep me out of the ditch or
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #18
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Wow! Thanks for posting that video link. I will definately continue to keep the bikes inside the trailer now. Sometimes we need a rack to get the bikes to the trails once we are at the camp destination. Last time out the trailer towed well, so I'll have to sort out an alternative.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #19
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Great video. Thanks for posting
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #20
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the outside looks lovely! where did you do your maiden voyage? we have yet to embark on ours and are open to any good spots that our beautiful BC has to offer
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:01 PM   #21
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That IS a great video! - I always thought the trailer had to be balanced, with just as much weight at the rear as in the front by the tongue- and am getting a sway bar installed tomorrow because I still get sway @ 55mph. Now i know better how to pack the trailer!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:12 AM   #22
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Scary video. I just decided to not add the bike rack!
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #23
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that in an Awesome video !! we are always trying to bring more home comforts and shove then in the end compartments
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Great video...we are having our Boler reconfigured in the front end and were advised to put more "Stuff" in the back in travel mode to offset the added 60-80lbs in the front end. Guess we'll have to rethink that, eh? Thanks.
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