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Towbars, Hitches and Braking Systems for your Toads, etc. Questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding what equipment to use to tow your Toad with are discussed here.

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Men, thanks for all the comments, now here is another question: with the tongue weigh of the tralier an I going to have porpoising problems? Can and should the tag axle pressure be adjusted, should the front shocks be adjusted stiffer? Thanks again for sharing your experiences. ( I would say wisdom, but judging by the fun "y'all" like to have with us newbies I thought I would stay away from that one for now).
I personally never changed a thing. I always tried to balance my load to keep the tongue weight at an appropriate level of around 500 lbs. but I never weighed it. I just used common sense when loading. Like if the Harley was in the front, I backed car in, putting more weight toward the back and so on. Now, that is my coach. When I bought it, it came with a break controller so the P.O. may have pulled a trailer and made adjustments I am not aware of. But for my I don't make any.
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Jim, do you know what your tag pressure is on average with the trailer loaded? Mine is around 70 lbs.
I would load with the samething in mind, just wondering since the porpoising can be a big deal if the the bus is not balanced well from what I have read.
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The trailer I pull has 1200 lbs of tongue weight never been a problem for me.
The total weight is about 9500 lbs loaded,yes the tongue is overweight but I
cannot adjust tongue weight we load 2 Harleys and somebody loads
everything including sometimes her sink collection.
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Jim
The trailer I pull has 1200 lbs of tongue weight never been a problem for me.
The total weight is about 9500 lbs loaded,yes the tongue is overweight but I
cannot adjust tongue weight we load 2 Harleys and somebody loads
everything including sometimes her sink collection.

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Jim
The trailer I pull has 1200 lbs of tongue weight never been a problem for me.
The total weight is about 9500 lbs loaded,yes the tongue is overweight but I
cannot adjust tongue weight we load 2 Harleys and somebody loads
everything including sometimes her sink collection.
The tongue weight on my trailer is roughly the same, but the sinks are in the coach. I also load the VW or Jeep in with the engine facing the rear of the trailer to help counter some of the weight up front, I have rollers on the rear of the trailer to help when going in and out of driveways as well as on the hitch which is lower than the large factory rollers.
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Thanks John, good info. I appreciate it. George
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Jim
The trailer I pull has 1200 lbs of tongue weight never been a problem for me.
The total weight is about 9500 lbs loaded,yes the tongue is overweight but I
cannot adjust tongue weight we load 2 Harleys and somebody loads
everything including sometimes her sink collection.
Actually you want a 10% tongue weight when you tow so yours is just about right.
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Jim
The trailer I pull has 1200 lbs of tongue weight never been a problem for me.
The total weight is about 9500 lbs loaded,yes the tongue is overweight but I
cannot adjust tongue weight we load 2 Harleys and somebody loads
everything including sometimes her sink collection.
Actually you want a 10% tongue weight when you tow so yours is just about right.
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Actually you want a 10% tongue weight when you tow so yours is just about right.
Hey Mr. Putz,
If you double post within 1 hour does that change the weight formula?
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Hey Mr. Putz,
If you double post within 1 hour does that change the weight formula?
I thought I deleted that second one. One my phone so not as convenient as my laptop.
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