Re: Advice needed - trailer for Stanley 607
Posted by: Jeff Theobald
Date: April 25, 2010 05:29AM
Secret of a stable trailer is a greater distance from the front axle to the draw bar, so a long trailer with the load well back but still balanced makes for a stable trailer even at speed, I like about 50lbs on the towing ball.
Depending on the car on the trailer I will fill or drain water tanks, likewise with the boiler to achieve the correct weight on the tow ball.
My big trailer with the 30hp on board, extra fuel, tools and all the bits and pieces you seem to need for a weeks touring is just over three tons in weight, but is still perfectly stable at 60 mph, you can avoid a pothole at the last minute without fear of the trailer pulling you about.
Peter, don't buy a trailer that will just do the job, for the little extra that it costs, buy something that has room to spare, all the best, Jeff.