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#1 worm dangler

 
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:11 PM

Hi guys, I just bought a 2006 jayco baja tent trailer. I loaded it up with my 4wheeler on the front deck and I have Wayyy to much weight on the tongue of the truck. It just about bottoms out my truck. Would a weight distrubtion hitch help enough? Or what else can I do? I have a 2004 nissan titan.
https://www.jayco.co...ve/2006-baja-ct
Theres the specs I have the 10y. My 4wheeler weighs 700lbs.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:22 PM

Just from the pictures?  Your trailer axle isn't positioned for you to put a 700 pound load on the front deck, all that weight is going on your truck.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:27 PM

Exactly all the weight goes on the tongue. What do I do to help get weight off the truck?

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:48 PM

http://www.reeseprod...WEMq|1ysdr6LjWs

 

I don't know if adding air bags to your rear suspension will help.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:50 PM

Weight distribution hitch will help a lot.

If after installing one it's still heavy on the vehicles suspension add a set of air bags and you'll be good to go.  ;)



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:50 PM

Its an interesting setup, can you put the 4 wheeler in the back of the truck and throw some other stuff on the trailer? Id bet the truck would ride way better that way.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:02 PM

It's a toy hauler pop up camper. It's made to haul a 4 wheeler or dirt bikes on the front.

Yes they are tongue heavy, therefore one installs a load distribution hitch just as you would when hauling a heavier bumper tow hard side camper.

My buddy has a 21' hard side and pulls with a 1/2 ton. He picked up an equalizing hitch and it's much better.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:07 PM

Its an interesting setup, can you put the 4 wheeler in the back of the truck and throw some other stuff on the trailer? Id bet the truck would ride way better that way.

 

Yeah , way too much weight on the tongue regardless of the truck suspension, not going to tow well. Getting 4 wheeler in the box ahead of the axle would help and put the displaced stuff in the box in the trailer if possible.  I doubt you could move the axle on the trailer enough to compensate.



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:12 PM

Ya that's what I did for this weekend. I put my atv in the box of the truck and tossed all my junk on the camper cargo deck and it did make a difference. But ya I want to correct the problem so I can haul it with the atv on the deck so I can put my junk under my tonneau cover to keep it out of the elements. I'm pretty sure my work has a weight distrubtion hitch. I might borrow and see if that does the trick.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

Empty tongue weight of the trailer alone is 225lbs, add the atv 700, you may as well say 1000lbs.  You need a WDH at minimum.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:04 PM

Are trailers built like that as a factory option or is that almost always a custom home job alteration?

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:39 PM



Are trailers built like that as a factory option or is that almost always a custom home job alteration?

 

It's factory. 

 

https://cheyennecamp...p-up-toy-hauler

 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:49 PM

Just looks like to much area for a couple jerry cans ,a cooler and lawn chairs for example.Maybe that is all it's for?



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:47 PM

I was always taught the tongue weight should be 10 to 15 % of the trailer weight  :wallbash:  :wallbash:  :wallbash:

 

 

edit: I know from personal experience that too light a tongue weight will cause a fishtailing condition, forget the symptom of too heavy a tongue weight.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:42 PM

Thanks for the link. That's a pretty sweet pop up. I can't recall ever seeing one with set up with a front cargo area like that although perhaps I have and was just oblivious to it.


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https://cheyennecamp...p-up-toy-hauler
 
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:33 PM

Pack all your heavy gear at the back of the trailer.

Can you put a small atv on the back. Lol.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:52 PM

Sweet trailer. Did you get than from the guy down queen St. Equalizer hitch should work. Gotta love the ground clearance in that trailer. I always wanted one. Check the specs on what you
Can put on the deck too. That should balance better than that I think

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:23 PM

Hey Dara I didn't get mine on queen st but I did see it on Kijiji. I got mine out in heyden. It's like identical. I really put it to the test this last weekend going up into mashagama going through wash outs and bouncing it off rocks.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:08 PM

Nice setup. How was fishing

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:36 PM

Fishing was slow. 2 lakers this size Saturday and I went out for an hour or so Sunday avoiding raindrops and got one more that size. Even though the weather didn't cooperate it was still a good time with the wife.

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