Originally Posted by tagcat
we are looking for a trailer to put our jeep grand Cherokee in.Do we need a v-nose and extend tongue? We have a 40' monaco 10,000 lbs .What do other people use? We want to be safe,there is electric brake on the m/h already.
V nose is not required, but does provide some additional inside storage.
Extended Tongue probably, purpose of extended tongue is for tight cornering so you don't get your coach into the trailer.
Previous responses on axles is very important, I would also make sure both axles on trailer has heavy duty brakes.
If enclosed trailer, I would make sure rear ramp door is reinforced for the weight of heaviest vehicle you will put in the trailer. I didn't reinforce my first trailer ramp door (didn't know better) and it bowed, flexed, and squealed!
My current trailer I had entire floor and ramp door reinforced. I would also verify door opening for height, my Denali would not fit through the first trailer. I added 12" of height on my 2nd trailer.
My coach is 13'2", sort of wished I would have went taller actually, but 12" is more than sufficient for any of my vehicles.
If you are purchasing new, I would really think how you might use it and accessorize it on front end and don't buy the cheapest trailer, quality really does vary on trailers.
I wished I would have insulated my trailer from the mfg, instead I did it after the fact, has made a huge difference in the integrity of trailer, especially the roof not rattling in the wind, and much cooler inside. Mine is roughed in for roof air/heat with 30 amp power, with light options etc.
I also put in 3 full length 'E' track plus 'D' rings, I put various motorcycles in mine on occasion, various vehicles, etc. Flexibility is very important for me.
I'm not qualified on the weight distributing topic, but I would make sure one fits in case you do want to use one. I have been told I don't need weight distributing because of the air bags, but I do use one. I definitely would want the sway control. I don't need either on my coach, but when I pull with my Escalade I really need it, especially the sway control.