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Posted: 12/27/17 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

I pulled a swivelwheel-type trailer for a few years behind my 35' 5th wheel. It wasn't bad at all, but I wouldn't want to do it behind anything any bigger. It adds quite a bit of rear swing to the trailer.

As for the removing too much weight from the pin...there was a poster on here who had severe handling issues with his unloaded toyhauler. When he pulled it loaded it was fine, but unloaded he had severe sway issues. It finally was returned to the builder to be modified so he could have more pin weight when unloaded.


Were the toys carried in the front?


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4x4ord wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

I pulled a swivelwheel-type trailer for a few years behind my 35' 5th wheel. It wasn't bad at all, but I wouldn't want to do it behind anything any bigger. It adds quite a bit of rear swing to the trailer.

As for the removing too much weight from the pin...there was a poster on here who had severe handling issues with his unloaded toyhauler. When he pulled it loaded it was fine, but unloaded he had severe sway issues. It finally was returned to the builder to be modified so he could have more pin weight when unloaded.


Were the toys carried in the front?
Oh man, talk about a brain phart! I totally got it backwards, it handled fine unloaded but when the toys were loaded and pin weight reduced the severe swaying started. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Glad you brought it to my attention.


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Little by little.......I'd like to get it done and ready for powder coating soon

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Posted: 01/08/18 10:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am kind of pleased with my locking mechanism it works slicker than slick.

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Looks like it can lift a tape measure....




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YOU are da man!


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Looks great!


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I'm VERY impressed with your workmanship! Your video looks great! With not incorporating hydraulics you've kept the weight down, very clever. I really like your safety latches too.

I agree with Cummins,"you da man!"

You could market that set up. [emoticon]

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Thanks for the encouragement. I am quite pleased with the way it is turning out so far, however, I am taking my time building this thing. Yesterday I spent hours just fabricating the pulley blocks. Right now I am second guessing my decision of buying a cheap Canadian Tire winch. Since purchasing this winch I have been reading of other's who have had various problems with it. Saving $200 by purchasing a cheap winch won't feel worth it if I'm left screwing around somewhere trying to get six guys rounded up to manually raise the bike. ... or worse yet having it break and drop the bike on someone. I've asked for some advice on an ATV forum but I'm thinking the next step is going to be replacing the winch with a quality unit.

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