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Old 05-05-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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For Trailer Towing Experts to Consider

Here is a style of trailer chassis for you towing experts to consider. I remember occasionally seeing one of these decades ago. Usually it was being pulled by a luxury car such as a Cadillac or Lincoln. It is a McQuerry or McQueary brand. They are not being manufactured now that I know of. The tongue is hinged and none of the weight of the trailer body rests on the hitch ball. I picked up the tongue and it weighs 40 to 60 lbs. There are no brakes on the front axle and electric brakes on the back axle. The horse is carried in the back two thirds of the body therefore more weight would ride on the back axle. I am told these things trail really well.

This trailer is for sale and is on consignment with a dealer next door to me. The dealer is a good friend. I would really love to take this thing for a test pull and see how it trails. When I do I will post a report. I am actually thinking about buying it. I donít have a horse now but if I decided to get one, or perhaps a donkey, I would have a way to get it home.

I know this is not a horse trailer forum but I am fascinated by the idea of a fiberglass RV body on this type of chassis. Backing would be difficult to say the least. But if it was engineered to tow well it would be more stable and could be towed with a smaller vehicle.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
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That is a very interesting concept which would be great to alleviate tongue weight. While i have never towed anything on the road like that i do have to say i have my yard tractor with a four wheel trailer like that (only a lot smaller) and i cannot back this thing up at all. Maybe there's some kind of trick but i have yet to figure it out

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Nightmare to back up. I agree.
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It is more difficult to back it up because of the two pivot points. One at the ball and one at the front axel. Once a person gets familiar with this type of trailer it is more maneuverable than the standard trailers we are familiar with. I'd love to see an travel trailer with that configuration since it would greatly increase the towing capacity of the TV.

It is definitely not for the average driver and some drivers will not be able to master it.
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It technically is not a trailer, it is a wagon. Wagons are frequently used on farms, they can stand alone while the tractor that pulls it can be also be used to load it. They are usually used at low speeds and can become unstable at higher speeds.
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It technically is not a trailer, it is a wagon. Wagons are frequently used on farms, they can stand alone while the tractor that pulls it can be also be used to load it. They are usually used at low speeds and can become unstable at higher speeds.
I live in a rural area with lots of farms and have driven behind loaded hay wagons numerous times. The hay wagons wonder all over the place and seem to be a nightmare to pull forward.
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