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Old 10-04-2016, 07:47 AM   #1
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Bumper pull weight distribution and tow vehicle stability

http://i.imgur.com/dYz2tCE.gifv

Now, if someone did a simulation with actual weight percentage values and resultant loss of vehicle stability that would be cool.

It at least illustrates the point.
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With all the talk about folks needing a dually for stability when towing a fifth wheel its always appeared to me a dually is more greatly needed for stability when towing a bumper pull of any size.
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cool video, worth watching, thanks
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http://i.imgur.com/dYz2tCE.gifv

Now, if someone did a simulation with actual weight percentage values and resultant loss of vehicle stability that would be cool.

It at least illustrates the point.

Very good illustration is what happens with misplaced weight. Makes a point!
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With all the talk about folks needing a dually for stability when towing a fifth wheel its always appeared to me a dually is more greatly needed for stability when towing a bumper pull of any size.
Not entirely. A beefier truck will make a difference in stability in any scenario. However, as noted in the video clip weight in the right places results in a pretty stable rig.

I drive across 3 states once with a 1/2 ton truck and a 6x12 UHaul moving a family member. We loaded the trailer by putting things where they fit. I never got the trailer + truck weighed. However, going down the highway the trailer liked to swerve with every bump. The way I got it to stop was to let off the accelerator and loose speed first. I am 99% sure the weight distribution in the trailer is what threw things off.
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Common knowledge, or at least it should be. And these people actually tow trailers. Sad.................
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