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Old 11-29-2015, 09:55 PM   #15
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Just the weight of that box and the added framework that far behind the axle is a case of "Tail Wagging the Dog" about to happen if I ever saw one.


Other owners have reported just the weight of a bicycle rack with two bicycles, right against the back wall contributing to poor handling.
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:59 PM   #16
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Robert - that's my concern, the weight so far back will have a huge effect on the tongue weight.
I too have an aluminum box on the back of my trailer, but it doesn't extend that far back. I keep it as light as possible and I have a Sherline tongue scale so I know I have 320 - 340 lbs on the tongue.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:10 PM   #17
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:45 PM   #18
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Looks wonderful.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:51 PM   #19
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Thank you.
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+1 with what Glenn Baglo says but, outta curiosity, what's is the box and is it plugged into th' trailer?
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Another issue to keep an eye on is the amount of play in the hitch receiver. I hammered a wedge into my receiver ( it was meant to fix an axe head on a wooden handle ) to reduce how much the box could move over those bumps in the road.
I check it out from time to time to make sure welds are holding and no cracks are developing.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:09 AM   #22
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We bought an '02 Scamp with an extremely similar setup on the back. I took off what I could and carried it home in the back of the truck. What remained, upon arriving home, was unbolted and/or cut off with a torch. To each his own but that Scamp had 200+ pounds of hitch/carrier assembly back there even before anything was put into the carrier.

Gone. But that's just me. Sold it all on Craigs and got rid of it, reducing the price of the trailer by a few hundred bucks. Again, to each his own.

Otherwise, Congratulations on a very, very fine trailer. Enjoy and use it in good health.
Indeed if I knew that the only vehicle I'd ever tow this with would be a pickup truck, I could do without the storage in the back. We might pull with an SUV and I don't want generator gasoline, charcoal / dirty BBQ pits and such in the back of an enclosed vehicle or the trailer. That's why I'm going to keep this arrangement for awhile and see how it works.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:18 PM   #23
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I'd buy a four door big pickup with a camper shell to store all my camping gear. If you don't have that much money perhaps a roof rack would work for you?
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I'd buy a four door big pickup with a camper shell to store all my camping gear. If you don't have that much money perhaps a roof rack would work for you?
That's what I will primarily use (Toyota Tundra). However, if I need to pull with my wife's Highlander, I want this rig in the back to store gasoline.
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