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    SRRY i will go kill myself

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    Boy you must really love that new trailer!

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    Its the shit..... I didn't see the enclosed part just trying to spread the word on a good deal.......

    Billerica Yamaha has on for 1090......

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    Well, after an annoying month trying to figure this out and looking at a number of POS used units I pulled the trigger tonight.

    I bought a silver V-nose 7x12 tandem axel with electric brakes and a ramp, side door, lights vents etc. The V-nose ads 30 or so inches to the front so it should hold three bkies staggered, and 2 with plenty of room for other good stuff. Its a Kristi which is a smaller company but the research I did showed they were decent quality... time will tell. since its a small company and the guy I bought it from doesn't stock a lot its a custom order but costs the same as anything in in stock at his place or the factory so Im getting to add a few little things to it at basically cost and it will only take 2 weeks to build and another to get here.

    We shall see about the final product....

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    About how much was it if you dont mind me asking?

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    The trailer was exactly 4077. I am adding a few dips and doodles which should be about 200 bucks total, ill get an exact price this morning when he places the order.

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    Congrats on the trailer. Great size and choice.

    Check this link out. It is the cheapest and most flexible way I found after lots of looking at tie down systems for my 24' enclosed trailer. I love these 2" ring tiedowns. You can lace a tiedown strap hook through them or hook more than one hook easily. I use them to transport my training bikes sideways or my real bikes in chocks staggered Trailer Parts Superstore - 'E'-Track Spring Fitting with 2" Circle Ring

    Watch your tongue weight when you set up your trailer. It should be about 10% of overall trailer and bike weight to tow safe

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    Congrats on the trailer. Great size and choice.

    Watch your tongue weight when you set up your trailer. It should be about 10% of overall trailer and bike weight to tow safe
    Thankks and thanks.

    How do you "watch your tongue weight"?

    I know the v is over part of the tongue...does that mean I should put more crap in the back than the front?

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    You want most of the weight carried on the trailer axle, not on the tongue (the very front of the trailer frame which receives the vehicle hitch/ball). 3500# trailer, the tongue should weigh about 350#. Imagine you could focus all the weight behind the trailer's axle...then the front of the trailer would cantilever up like a see-saw...you don't want that. You want some proportion of the weight on the hitch, but not too much.

    Also know what your hitch is capable of...I believe Class III 2" hitch, which is the most common, has a max rating of 500# tongue weight (and stands to reason that the max total tow rating is 5000#).

    Congrats on the trailer...i'm jealous.

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    As you load stuff in to layout your chocks, tiedown points, etc, you can feel the trailer tip toward the truck or toward the back. I know a couple really anal people that have put the jack down on a bathroom scale with a piece of wood to protect it.
    You can always use the old trial and error method. Load it up, take if for a ride and make sure that the tail doesn't wag the dog!

    If you feel that the truck steers light you have too much tongue weight. If you feel like the back of the truck starts shaking sometimes, not enough tongue weight.

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