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Bought a new trailer and it gets shaky over 60mph

 
Old 06-03-2012, 10:05 PM
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I don't understand, i had an old trailer all rusty that i use to carry my ATV with and never had any problems, nothing shaking in the pedals or the steering...

I just bought this new trailer and when i drive over 60mph it gets shaky...

Could it just be the wheels air pressure? Everything seems fine last time i checked but i'll double check tomorrow...
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This is usually caused by lack of tongue weight. What kind of trailer is it?
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Maybe have someone follow you when you are towing it and see if they can see the problem...
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This is usually caused by lack of tongue weight. What kind of trailer is it?
Exactly this one

http://www.remeq.com/catalogueremeq/..._UUG_64120.jpg

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Originally Posted by Jakeman68
This is usually caused by lack of tongue weight. What kind of trailer is it?
I 2nd that..
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Excuse my ignorance, but what is the tongue weight and how can i fix this?

Is is related to where i put my atv on the trailer?
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pull the atv further forward on the trailer. also, make sure your trailer is level when hooked to the truck.
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Originally Posted by rawgee View Post
Excuse my ignorance, but what is the tongue weight and how can i fix this?

Is is related to where i put my atv on the trailer?


Tongue weight is the amount of weight pressing down on your trailer hitch. Tongue weight is usually limited to 10-15% of maximum tow weight (w/o weight distribution tow). That is why you would move the atv closer to the front- increase tounge weight. If you move it more to the rear of the trailer you decrease tongue weight. If you do not have enough tongue weight it's like pulling a shopping cart.
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Could also be that the trailer wheels are not properly aligned and aren't tracking correctly. *Usually a toe-in/out issue.

If the alignment is correct, tongue weight as an issue is minimized. Meaning: It will track properly no matter what/where the weight is distributed. *Unless of course, you get REALLY extreme.
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Originally Posted by rawgee View Post
Also, I highly DOUBT this trailer is designed to travel over 60mph. Not saying I wouldn't do it, but just be aware of this.
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