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Old 01-10-2018, 06:41 AM   #1
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Single Axle TH hauling ATV?

Considering a single axle toy hauler (Forest River Wildwood X-Lite, 3,000 lb dry weight) with intent to haul a 4 wheeler (not yet purchased, possibly 500lbs?) but I'm concerned concentrating that much weight behind the single axle will not be a good setup in that kind of trailer, bad for weight dist. and tongue weight, etc. Perhaps it was meant for small dirt bikes or something. Would likely be using a Jeep GC or Durango to tow, not a big truck.

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Hi, Christy and and to our campfire.

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...but I'm concerned concentrating that much weight behind the single axle will not be a good setup in that kind of trailer, bad for weight dist. and tongue weight, etc.
According to the floor plan of the 211SSXL, payload capacity is north of 3,000 pounds, and you can locate the quad over the rear axle - across from the kitchen. You want close to 13% tongue weight and it looks like that's achievable with a quad in the trailer.

Wildwood X-Lite Northwest 211SSXL Travel Trailers by Forest River RV

Are you sure that's a single-axle trailer? With GVWR north of 8,500 pounds, I suspect that's a tandem-axle toy hauler.
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I see that model advertised with 2 axles
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Hi, Christy and and to our campfire.



According to the floor plan of the 211SSXL, payload capacity is north of 3,000 pounds, and you can locate the quad over the rear axle - across from the kitchen. You want close to 13% tongue weight and it looks like that's achievable with a quad in the trailer.

Wildwood X-Lite Northwest 211SSXL Travel Trailers by Forest River RV

Are you sure that's a single-axle trailer? With GVWR north of 8,500 pounds, I suspect that's a tandem-axle toy hauler.

No, the trailer I'm talking about is the X-Lite 180RXTL, definitely a single axle...

https://rv.campingworld.com/rvdetail...10k-ASH1423351
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If your tow vehicle has the payload I would suggest investing a bit more for a model with 2 axles. In the long run you will be much happier and have a bit more room to boot.

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