I have a friend who has a trailer which he finds very difficult to back with
his utility vehicle which has a high tow bar position. This results in the
trailer being at an angle.He is quite competent at backing with a trailer on
a conventional car and he wondered if he should alter trailer to make it
stand horizontal. Also is there an optimum length for the two bar?
: I have a friend who has a trailer which he finds very difficult to back
: his utility vehicle which has a high tow bar position. This results in the
: trailer being at an angle.He is quite competent at backing with a trailer
: a conventional car and he wondered if he should alter trailer to make it
: stand horizontal. Also is there an optimum length for the two bar?
You can get adjustable ball and socket extensions for trailer hitches, but
you'd need to shop about a bit, I think. If I remember right, they are
called "Rigid Hitch Extension Bars".
An optimal length for a trailer hitch, at the A Frame, is when you can put
trailer and vehicle at between an 80 to 90 degree angle with each other and
they still don't touch each other.
The longer wheelbase the tow vehicle, the faster the trailer will turn
before you can compensate .
The 4 foot square trailer we have, behind the nissan micra i can reverse it
around the corner, up the drive and into the garage exactly where i want it.
Put the trailer behind my motorhome and there's no point even attempting to
reverse it around a corner, it's jack knifed before you have chance to
realise it's doing it,
A small car and a long trailer will enable anyone to reverse it, my dog
could prolly manage that, but the larger the tow vehicle and the smaller the
trailer, the more skill needed, even then it may well be impossible... where
i used to work we used to chalange the artic drivers to reverse our
motorcycle trailer.. not even around a corner, just keep it in a straight
line when it was hitched to any of the recovery vehicles,
None of them could do it, yet they can reverse a 40 foot artic trailer
around parked cars, through tight gates most people wouldent drive through
forwards, up loading ramps etc, but this little trailer beat htem all.
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