Originally Posted by franck2cv
Once again thank you all for this storm of tips and information.
Last night, a neighbour offered to tow our Trillium
around the block with his GMC Jimmy. He's used to towing a large utility trailer and a large trailer tent (24ft - 3800lbs loaded). His verdict was what you expect. The suspension is dead. The trillium
rocked the Jimmy so badly ..... worse than the M-B !!
And guess what.... The car is playing up too
So... Two days ago I was about to advertise the whole bloody lot. Then I settled a bit and decided to store the Trillium
for now. Get the car fixed once and for all. Shop around to make the right decisions. I don't want any quick fix.
I'll go camping in a tent this season. My son is actually looking forward to it!!
I also found in my neighbourhood a u-Haul
tows by a Suzuki SX4. I talked to the owner who gave me a feedback identical to my parents'. They only feel large bump such as speed bump. I might ask them to hitch their trailer to my MB, at least I know what to expect with a trailer in good working order!
Glad to hear you are now taking it in stride. Sounds like a good plan, to put it back and work it over later. That will give you opportunity to really do the homework, gather the correct parts and do it all right.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, that some of this simply comes down to the fact that your FGRV's have an inherently long lifespan as far as the body goes. So it's fair to say that some other components are going to need replacing in the useable life of the trailer.
It is good to remember also that a trailer that is yanking around on a tow vehicle is very hard on certain components of the car or truck. Especially driveline parts ( gears, u-joints, etc ). Good rigging is critical for everything to play together happily.