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Unread 02-12-2013, 10:02 AM   #31
Trial By Trail
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Originally Posted by jakemerritt View Post
Wanting to buy a single axle trailer to haul my Honda CBR. I have stock leaf springs you think it will handle it? The ol 2.5l does pretty good but idk.


If you are planning on buying a trailer, buy one with brakes. Peace of mind and a LOT safer in a panic stop. And get an inertial brake controller (Tekonsha Prodigy, well worth the money), not a time-base controller.

As for the springs handling the weight, load position on the trailer is important. Figure 10-15% of load (trailer weight AND payload) for tongue weight.

Remember GCVWR is what your jeep weighs with everything in it (people, gear, the family dog...) PLUS the weight of the loaded trailer. Google GVWR, AWR, tow rating, GCVWR, tongue weight, trailer sway, brake controllers, trailer wiring, center of gravity (especially if your jeep is lifted), trailer "push" in cornering and braking, etc...

You have to start somewhere to get to the middle of nowhere.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 11:25 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Jeepsr4me View Post
And Ripper Are you 10?

Originally Posted by Michaelgoesrawr View Post
I must be because I found that to be incredibly hilarious.
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