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I know some are hauling cars sometimes for place to place so let’s see what you are hauling them in and what you are using to tow it with.
Great advice with the tires!I don't have many pictures of the trailer, but I'll post a few of the ones I have. Most are a little older. Trailer is a Royal Cargo Trailer that's just over 28' long and 8'6" wide. I like the extra storage in the V-nose and also behind the car, which came in really handy when moving from AK to ID. It's also come in handy to move household goods for friends and most recently my parents. GVWR is 9,990 and max cargo is 5,351, but I've pushed the total weight to 11,000lbs without a problem. I'm a stickler for making sure the weight is distributed correctly and the trailer is level. Air bags on my 2014 F350 6.7L diesel really helps keeping both the trailer and truck level. Handles well. I also replaced all the unreliable chinese tires with better ones that also have a higher load rating for peace of mind.
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Thanks. I even carried two spares on that long trip from Kodiak to Nampa. Did over 3k miles, and the first half had terrible road conditions due to winter frost heave damage. Turned out the upgraded tires did/have-done great, and I've never needed the spares. I still carry them in the trailer though!Great advice with the tires!
Ditching the Chineseium tires are usually D rated and are the first thing I change after buying a trailer. They will fail early, and tow like crap compared to a better E rated trailer tire.
Guess I'll just have to agree to disagree.I always thought a V nose would pull easier due to aerodynamics. If you dig into it, there is plenty of research regarding it, it makes almost no difference. The tow vehicle breaks the majority of the wind unless the trailer is significantly taller than the tow vehicle, and if so a slope is better than a V. After half a lifetime of towing trailers for work and play, my experiences agree, basically no difference in fuel economy or ease of pulling either way. V nose is nice for sleds and ATVs to drive out, and for looks. I personally think the V is a touch more prone to wind induced sway for some reason. The vast majority of the drag on an enclosed trailer is vacuum caused by the flat back door, and said drag becomes exponential over 55-60mph if I remember the data correctly. The bigger the trailer, (more sq footage on the rear) the more drag it creates. Taller sides are more prone to wind push especially with a half ton tow vehicle. Tall trailers are nice for walking and working in but tow a lot harder.