Traction problem with FWD - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-04-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Traction problem with FWD

In Canada they start towing a a young age.

This young fellow came to me with a problem. No traction with FWD when towing.

We talked about a WDH but in the end went for a V rated retread. Maxxis mountain bike tire was the donor. Works great.

Trike was not rated to tow anything but with the mods it is working within the technical limits of the vehicle. All is well. Another happy Canadian camper.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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Yah, but..that rig can tow 1500 pounds in Europe.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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He'll get more torque with a smaller wheel up front. It will also increase traction load. More weight on a smaller contact patch. I would also suggest keeping the 6-pack near the front of the trailer it will add more weight to the tow unit helping to put more traction to the front. A front basket with a brick of Oreo's will help some until the Oreo's get depleated. A Fantastic fan and battery will help with overheating in the tow rig. That should get him started.
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The front tire is taken care of, but for control the trike's rear tires clearly need to be replaced with LT tires, in at least Load Range D... preferably bias-ply for greater sidewall stiffness.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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Back tires should be nothing less than E rated BFG AT/KO tires. They have very stiff 4 ply sidewalls...
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How 'bout some nitro-filled?
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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Problem solved!

Well there was some great ideas but we decided to go with a ground up renovation. Also switched to rear wheel drive. Two tires are better than one. Now to build a custom receiver.
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