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Unread 01-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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Will a 6'4" Jeep fit in a 6'6" enclosed trailer?

Have a great line on a trailer, but wondering about my breakover on the ramp- will I be squeezing in or putting my emissions rollers on?

Need to know ASAP!

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Unread 01-09-2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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If its a problem with height, just deflate the tires a bit.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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If its a problem with height, just deflate the tires a bit.
Thats what I was going to suggest
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Unread 01-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #4
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Have a great line on a trailer, but wondering about my breakover on the ramp- will I be squeezing in or putting my emissions rollers on?

Need to know ASAP!
Breakover angle only increases the effective height in front of the front axle. Everything behind the front axle is pivoted away from the trailer's roof. You should be fine.

Edit: The above assumes pulling into the trailer forward. Reverse the idea if you're backing in.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Breakover angle only increases the effective height in front of the front axle. Everything behind the front axle is pivoted away from the trailer's roof. You should be fine.

Edit: The above assumes pulling into the trailer forward. Reverse the idea if you're backing in.
Yea, I don't really think that is correct.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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Yea, I don't really think that is correct.
What isn't correct about it? You're technically right, but it shouldn't be an issue for a vehicle with a long hood such as a TJ.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 01:02 PM   #7
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What isn't correct about it? You're technically right, but it shouldn't be an issue for a vehicle with a long hood such as a TJ.
Ah, my point exactly. The top is at a diagonal until the rear wheels, not the front ones, are inside the trailer. It will never work.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 02:39 PM   #8
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Ah, my point exactly. The top is at a diagonal until the rear wheels, not the front ones, are inside the trailer. It will never work.
Yes, the top is diagonal until the rear wheels, but since you're pivoting on the front axle (relative to the trailer's floor and roof), that's all that matters.

Forgive the crude drawing... But a picture is worth a thousand words:


Since the Jeep is pivoting on the front wheels, everything to the rear of that pivot is dropping away from the roof of the trailer. Look at the red line I've drawn from the front axle up to the Jeep's roof line: the only area that would an issue is the area in front of the front axle, and the first few inches behind the front axle.

But since a Jeep has a long hood, this isn't an issue. It would, however, be an issue if you tried to back the Jeep in, because the rear of the Jeep is full-height past the axle, and the roof area behind the axle would pivot up and into the roof of the trailer.

I agreed with you in principal before, because there is a small distance (a few inches, depending on the angle of the ramp) behind the front axle that could hit during breakover, if you had a full-height front end like a van. But a TJ doesn't have that, so it isn't an issue here.

And before you start telling me I don't know what I'm talking about, I have a Jeep, a 26' enclosed cargo trailer and 2 toy haulers, and I've done this before.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 02:54 PM   #9
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Haha! the hood makes a difference? Is that your answer?

You are moving a rectangular box inside another rectangular box with 2" to spare. One is on a diagonal to the other. They barely fit together straight on and you are telling me that since the front wheels are not directly under the highest point of the Jeep the thing will fit?

Try again with something that makes more sense.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #10
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Haha! the hood makes a difference? Is that your answer?

You are moving a rectangular box inside another rectangular box with 2" to spare. One is on a diagonal to the other. They barely fit together straight on and you are telling me that since the front wheels are not directly under the highest point of the Jeep the thing will fit?

Try again with something that makes more sense.
It's quite simple - I've done this before and have first-hand experience.

And a TJ is not just a rectangular box - there's a big empty space above the hood and another between the tires. If you need some clarification, go back to the diagram.

Whether or not you understand my explanation is immaterial. It works, that's all that matters.

I was trying to have a friendly discussion with you, but all you do is argue - without offering anything of substance.

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Unread 01-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #11
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Im no head cashier at walmart but MPond's explanation makes perfect sense to me.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #12
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Im no head cashier at walmart but MPond's explanation makes perfect sense to me.
Lmao - that's funny.

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Unread 01-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #13
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I understand your explanation but, as usual, you are wrong. And, your cashier buddy needs to take a geometry course instead of listening to you.
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Unread 01-11-2013, 04:37 PM   #14
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I understand your explanation but, as usual, you are wrong. And, your cashier buddy needs to take a geometry course instead of listening to you.
Typical statement from you, Wilson - lots of bold opinions (that are ultimately wrong) and no substance or explanation to back them up.

See - I'm right, and I know I'm right, having done exactly what I've described. It's not an argument.

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Unread 01-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #15
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... And, your cashier buddy needs to take a geometry course instead of listening to you.
And it is funny that you are suggesting Geometry, when you often tell me to go back to my book smarts.

Contradict yourself much?

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