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Old 01-20-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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Swivel Wheel Trailer

I'm looking for information from people that actually own one. One thing I heard about them is that they can have a vibration or wobble. I will build my own and thinking about the dual wheel on a single spindle. Any real world experiences would be appreciated
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I have a SwivelWheel 58DW (dual wheel).

I have towed it about 6000 miles.

I have not had any issues with any vibration or wobble.

I have had issues with bounce when they are towed empty. It happens above 60mph if you hit particularly rough road. Otherwise it is not an issue.

Never an issue when towed with a load on it (which is 99 percent of the time).
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:51 AM   #3
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I have a SwivelWheel 58DW (dual wheel).

I have towed it about 6000 miles.

I have not had any issues with any vibration or wobble.

I have had issues with bounce when they are towed empty. It happens above 60mph if you hit particularly rough road. Otherwise it is not an issue.

Never an issue when towed with a load on it (which is 99 percent of the time).
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I looked into building a swivel wheel trailer but decided to go a different route. You might already know this but one thing to remember is the swivel cant be straight up and down. It needs to lean forward slightly or it will have the death wobble. Some mfg do this with a
bushing bored at an angle.

good luck with your project.

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I looked into building a swivel wheel trailer but decided to go a different route. You might already know this but one thing to remember is the swivel cant be straight up and down. It needs to lean forward slightly or it will have the death wobble. Some mfg do this with a
bushing bored at an angle.

good luck with your project.

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Actually did not know this. forward or aft? It would make more sense to me for it to be aft
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Top leans in the direction of travel so it will track. There was a you tube video of one that showed the bushing bored at a slight angle to accomplish this. How much angle is the question.
I've built a couple low speed swivel wheels and it wasn't as critical but at high speed I know it is.
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