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Unread 02-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #31
Burlbook48
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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.

OIIIIIO

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...

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Unread 02-12-2013, 10:25 AM   #32
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And Ripper Are you 10?
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