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Bought a new trailer and it gets shaky over 60mph

 
Old 06-04-2012, 11:45 AM
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Thanks for the answers guys, i'll check everything and do a test and if its still shakes, i will contact the place where i bought it because the salesman showed me picture of his truck with this trailer on, with a quad in the trailer and another one in the bed and he has a Ram 1500 so thats why i bought this one... I believed it was a good setup and didnt seemed like to guy who drives like an old man...

Anyway thanks again for the answers and i'll keep you guys posted!
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Originally Posted by rawgee View Post
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...
The trailer show's 13" wheel's and radial tires. Look on the sidewall of the tire and go to the max psi pressure when the trailer is loaded. You may have to lower the air pressure to see if it help's the handling on the road. I also agree that moving the atv to the front will sometimes reduce the bouncing. With no trailer brakes and small diameter tires it best to tow at 60-65mph max anyway.
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Originally Posted by jcain View Post
pull the atv further forward on the trailer. also, make sure your trailer is level when hooked to the truck.
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Thats pretty much my situation right now, here's what it looks like...

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Youre still getting sway with it loaded like that? Trailer looks level and it looks like the quad is as far forward as it can go so youre covered there. In that case Id be looking at an alignment issue like another poster suggested.
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Youre still getting sway with it loaded like that? Trailer looks level and it looks like the quad is as far forward as it can go so youre covered there. In that case Id be looking at an alignment issue like another poster suggested.
The feeling I get on the highway is not sway but more like unbalanced tires... I'll do some tests and see if I can fix it, otherwise I'll just call the place where I bought it and see if I can get it replaced for a better model... And pay the extra bucks...
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Originally Posted by rawgee View Post
The feeling I get on the highway is not sway but more like unbalanced tires... I'll do some tests and see if I can fix it, otherwise I'll just call the place where I bought it and see if I can get it replaced for a better model... And pay the extra bucks...
Oh ok, in that case I would be looking at the tires. Most trailers come with cheapo tires on them and they usually arent balanced. If you like the trailer Id have them swap the tires and see if that helps. Just a side note though, most trailer tires arent rated for over 60-65 MPH and the balancing is one of the reasons why.
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I would splurge and go with a 14' trailer, tight but I can fit two!
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i had a PJ 5x8 utility trailer that pulled like a dream. I also had a home build-it-yourself 4x8 that couldn't track worth a ****. The PJ was 700lbs empty and had 15" tires, which was the biggest reason I bought it. Sheer weight will help the wiggle. Take the gate off too, for a test run, if you can. They are known to induce sway, but yours looks shorter than most, even. Worth a shot though
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