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Old 05-17-2012, 01:34 AM   #11
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I can do the math, but you have to have the exact trailer specs, length, width, tongue to axle, axle to rear, and where are the toys going, and what they weigh, front axle, rear axle, of the toys, and exact placement in the camper, and maybe a few more dimensions. The math is easy, for me anyway, it's getting the right numbers to put in the formula that can be challenging, and can cause a world of errors.

Also you mentioned 2 atv's behind the axle. Won't happen. The trailer max width is 8 feet. They won't fit side by side, so one is going on the axle, or forward of it. Now to me atv equals a 4 wheeled vehicle, and most are 4 feet wide, or wider. The max camper width allowed by law is 8.5 feet, add wall thickness.......and you might get 8 feet wide inside, more like 7.5 feet inside. Sure they will fit?

Sorry, not trying to rain on your parade, just make some careful measurements

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Old 05-19-2012, 12:46 PM   #12
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These guys are both a bit shy of 4' wide, 44" ish. I'have to check the specs since it's an Outlander and a Sportsman.

But you're right, I'd have to check the cargo width of the expected TH. Plus, I worry about the wheel well covers encroaching.

I'm starting to think it would just be easier to put the dog and the girlfriend in the TH, so I have the extra cargo weight allowance on the truck

Regardless, I think I might just take the easy route and consider trading my Ram for an F150 with the super cargo package that'll give me like 2400lbs of cargo, and so a much higher tongue weight tolerance.

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Old 05-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #13
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Do you plan on putting the two ATV'S side by side or end to end? Either way if they are behind the axle it will make a significant difference in the tounge weight. My last toyhauler would haul two ATV's end to end and with two in there you could notice a difference. As someone else said earlier, the water tank being full "evened" it out some.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #14
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I have know idea which th you are looking at but here is an example of what you are looking at for weight changes. This is only an example as windrider said "need alot more information".

750 lb tongue, 14 ft distance from tongue to center line of axles.
1400 ATV loaded side by side
Center of gravity of the 2 ATV 16 ft from tongue, or 2' aft of the center line of axle.
-200 lbs on tongue
axle weight increases 1600 lbs.

I want to remind you this is only an EXAMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-20-2012, 12:10 PM   #15
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I'm still juggling information. Knowing that loading cargo behind the axles will lift the tongue does help. If I can find a read-loading TH that can fit my ATVs side by side, I would get that, but sounds like that might be near impossible. Failing that, it seems an enclosed TH with a long cargo area behind the axles is my best bet. I'll also pay close attention to where the water tank(s) is (are). Loading the CanAm (lighter) first and the Polaris (heavier) last in an in-line cargo load also seems in my best interest.

Thanks for all the practical info. I can go in a bit more forearmed now.

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