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John E Davies

26 ft trailer with a whole lot of weight in back

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I encountered this stick and staple tandem axle trailer and was impressed with the rear bumper rack. It appears to be attached to the frame and has three steel support bars. I am not sure how much weight is there... the generator with battery is probably about 100 pounds. A couple of full propane bottles, a home sized bbq grill, a big box full of unknown gear.....

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Any guesses on how much total weight, and what effect it has on the tongue weight? I especially like the cheap open style hardware store eyebolts ( with a working load of 150 pounds, if that) and the dinky steel cables going up to the trailer corner uprights..... which are probably 2x2” pine. And the small sun rotted straps holding everything down. At least he used a lot of them.  Yikes.

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

 


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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Could be a lethal combination for someone following that dude up a steep gradient.  Ouch. Nice pick.

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LOL, that upper eyebolt looks a little stretched, I did not see that before.....

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John Davies

Spokane WA


"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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If I had to carry all that stuff with me I would just stay home. 

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Yea, I saw that upper eyebolt right off. Ughh. You want to keep well away from rigs like that.
Really, I think any passing Police Officer should ticket the owners of such negligent and dangerous setups.

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That setup looks extremely scary! Too much weight on the back, not enough on the tongue could make for a very unstable towing situation.  And that stretched out screw is just an accident waiting to happen!

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The ship, be sinking.

And just how far can it sink?

The sky's the limit.


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i would guess at close to 500lbs on the "shelf". Its amazing that the I "screws" are still holding on to the 2x2's. I doubt they are bolted thru the corner uprights. Seeing that mess is how nature says "stay away"!


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This 17 foot single axle Viking appeared in Craigslist. It has a big aluminum box, a battery and a big junk generator, all bolted directly to that thin sheet metal bumper. Do you think it has any tongue weight at all?

OTH it is probably very easy to push around by hand.... I especially admire the craftsmanship of the generator rain cover, the secure supports for the shore power cable, and the battery cover held down by the license plate! I wonder if he tows with the cable there? Perhaps so he can run the AC while moving, with his dogs and children inside?


John Daves

Spokane Wa
 

 

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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Yup. That looks a little scary...

Probably lightened his tongue weight by a big margin....

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