how your trailer tells you to SLOW down - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 Old 01-03-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
Tesserarius
 
Stutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Macon, ga
Posts: 717
Rep Power: 1
 
Stutz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 Old 01-03-2012, 07:22 PM
Le So Cal Troll
 
nd4spdbh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,766
Rep Power: 1
 
that is also how you tell your towing too big of a trailor for your lil suv....

nd4spdbh is offline  
post #3 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 02:33 AM
Fool in the Rain
 
HondaJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 10,284
Rep Power: 1
 
Garage

Awards Showcase
Donation Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Extraordinary Ride Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 4

I bet his salad got tossed.

Years ago I was following a family pulling a trailer during a heavy rain. The trailer started with a small sway that quickly got the whole rig swaying. In the middle of three lanes, the car and trailer do this slow motion, 360 degree circle three times. Everybody scattered, I am behind them on the brakes, and the third time the thing straightens up and the guy continues down the highway like nothing happened. I bet he stopped at the next rest area though.

"Towards the end of the vid, it looks like she may have had a bafflectomy." - MarylandMike
HondaJim is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 03:17 AM
Discen
 
mercenario27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Schenectady NY
Posts: 268
Rep Power: 1
 
stopped at the next rest area to change is underwear!

Current
2006 Honda CB900F 919 Hornet
Sold
1996 Suzuki GSF750 Kan.of.tuna
1985 Honda VF700 Intercepter
1997 Suzuki DR650
mercenario27 is offline  
post #5 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 05:46 AM
Discen
 
peoples1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 216
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by nd4spdbh View Post
that is also how you tell your towing too big of a trailor for your lil suv....
Durango is not exactly a small SUV.

Only Americans think that a super duty is needed to tow anything bigger that a 4x8 utility trailer.

peoples1234 is offline  
post #6 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 07:01 AM
Tirone
 
Januik12's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New jersey
Posts: 79
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by peoples1234 View Post
Durango is not exactly a small SUV.

Only Americans think that a super duty is needed to tow anything bigger that a 4x8 utility trailer.
It is if you want to get more than 8mpg haha

1984 Honda V4 Interceptor 750 (sold)
2003 Honda 919
2005 Honda CRF450r
Januik12 is offline  
post #7 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 08:09 AM
Milites Gregarius
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 1
 
I've towed my double wide with my Jeep Cherokee several times. It doesn't even have a hitch.

If you have to ask how, well, you just ain't from these parts I reckon.



black_771 is offline  
post #8 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 08:55 AM
The chill Moderator
 
07919Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: COS:CO
Posts: 3,304
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

I think ND was saying know your
SUV's tow limit. I'm rated for 5,000lbs I bet that Durango is only st 6500.
Gone to The Dark Side. Sent from my SGSII:SR

Never Trade the Thrills of Living for the Security of Existence.
07919Dave is offline  
post #9 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 09:19 AM
Official thread derailer
 
dadogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pocono Mts PA
Posts: 11,015
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation BOTM Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 7

That's why when I pulled my 31ft RV I used and swore by a Reese dual cam anti sway bar....that sway is NO F"ING JOKE if it gets out of control.




Proud member of Wristtwisters, where we drill things the right way.
dadogs is offline  
post #10 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 10:13 AM
The Cripple
 
Pvster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 8,744
Rep Power: 1
 
towing rig was fine... operator error right there. likely was going too fast, got some sway, panicked and made it worse. most people dont know how to tow a trailer properly to save their lives, much less back it up lol.

swaybar helps a lot too.

Pvster is offline  
post #11 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 10:27 AM
Le So Cal Troll
 
nd4spdbh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,766
Rep Power: 1
 
theres those tow limits on every car.... and alot of times i think that those are quite over rated.

that would be about the biggest trailor i would pull with that durango... and even then i wouldnt feel right the entire time pulling it.

nd4spdbh is offline  
post #12 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 10:49 AM
The Cripple
 
Pvster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 8,744
Rep Power: 1
 
lol ND4, you'd be surprised! rv trailers are not that heavy anymore as in the days of old.

my dad pulled a 28 1/2' long rv trailer with his 93 ford bronco with the 351 v-8 with no problems. but then again, he was properly set up for towing with a set of overspring leafsprings to prevent sagging, brake controller, anti-swaybar, etc. we had zero problems towing that sucker all over the northwest (i.e. mountainous terrain!). but then again, he knows how to tow trailers considering he's a semitractor-trailer driver (and whom i got my training from).

so yes you're correct if the owners of said durango didnt use the proper gear. and that doesn't take much either. another thing is people dont realize how to properly load a trailer for specific situations and configurations and end up over-loading due to imbalance.

Pvster is offline  
post #13 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 02:04 PM
The chill Moderator
 
07919Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: COS:CO
Posts: 3,304
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Veteran 
Total Awards: 1

The trailer might be 5500lbs but most people also forget to add the weight of everything they load into it! Biggest thing to watch for is your water at 8.66lbs a gal the weight adds up fast!

Gone to The Dark Side. Sent from my SGSII:SR

Never Trade the Thrills of Living for the Security of Existence.
07919Dave is offline  
post #14 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 02:24 PM
blur
 
drewvir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Deptford,NJ
Posts: 1,372
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation 
Total Awards: 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by black_771 View Post
I've towed my double wide with my Jeep Cherokee several times. It doesn't even have a hitch.

If you have to ask how, well, you just ain't from these parts I reckon.


didn't like the neighbors?

'04 Honda 919, Candy apple red met., 17/44t sprockets,f-16 windscreen,delkevic ss exhaust,Tharbars,givi engine bars, billet alum. led turns w/ running lights,red adj.levers from china, bar end mirrors,grip heaters,adj. foot peg brackets,adj. bar risers,dunlop Q2(that are better than your pp 2ct,lol)bike wired for gps and phone charger
drewvir is offline  
post #15 of 16 Old 01-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Le So Cal Troll
 
nd4spdbh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,766
Rep Power: 1
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pvster View Post
lol ND4, you'd be surprised! rv trailers are not that heavy anymore as in the days of old.

my dad pulled a 28 1/2' long rv trailer with his 93 ford bronco with the 351 v-8 with no problems. but then again, he was properly set up for towing with a set of overspring leafsprings to prevent sagging, brake controller, anti-swaybar, etc. we had zero problems towing that sucker all over the northwest (i.e. mountainous terrain!). but then again, he knows how to tow trailers considering he's a semitractor-trailer driver (and whom i got my training from).

so yes you're correct if the owners of said durango didnt use the proper gear. and that doesn't take much either. another thing is people dont realize how to properly load a trailer for specific situations and configurations and end up over-loading due to imbalance.
Exactly properly equiped vehicles do just fine... but i HIGHLY doubt that durango was using even a weight distribution type hitch on that trailor.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 07919Dave View Post
The trailer might be 5500lbs but most people also forget to add the weight of everything they load into it! Biggest thing to watch for is your water at 8.66lbs a gal the weight adds up fast!

Gone to The Dark Side. Sent from my SGSII:SR
haha oh ya... our small 16ft toy hauler has the long tongue of the 40ft version, as well as the frame and 2 6600lb axles off the 40ft pace america trailor.... we haul 100gallons of water and a coupla dirbikes in the back... shit can add up QUICK!

nd4spdbh is offline  
post #16 of 16 Old 01-05-2012, 06:58 AM
Official thread derailer
 
dadogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pocono Mts PA
Posts: 11,015
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation BOTM Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by 07919Dave View Post
The trailer might be 5500lbs but most people also forget to add the weight of everything they load into it! Biggest thing to watch for is your water at 8.66lbs a gal the weight adds up fast!

Gone to The Dark Side. Sent from my SGSII:SR

+1...

Another thing is loading the trailer even. People don't think about it and front load the damn things (putting undo tounge weight on the rig) or have the water tank/ grey tank/ black tank all loaded on one side and throw it all outta whack!

I would dry weigh my truck (Nissan Titan) and then weigh the trailer unloaded and loaded, paying particular attention to various axel weights. May sound anal but it made for uneventful trips (for the most part). I think on the average my GVWR I was running around 12,500lbs which was well within the trucks parameters.




Proud member of Wristtwisters, where we drill things the right way.
dadogs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome