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Old 07-27-2012, 12:37 AM   #11
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Yeah....you really need some scale numbers ....if your light on the tongue or your wd setup is off its a moot point anyway...the tow is gonna suck

Actually my trailer towed fine when it was empty before we loaded it.....tongue weight was about 800lbs.....now loaded the tongue is closer to 1100....and i have the sway issue when running the nittos, but not the stockers?.....its all good tho....i dont like towing with those 4k wheels n tires anyway....lol

Let us know what ya figure out.....i have a buddy with 10" of lift and 22x12 wheels and mud terrains that tows his toy hauler all over with no probs.....so it can be done...
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:51 AM   #12
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will do, at least there is hope
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:29 AM   #13
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By the looks of the truck nice and stylish
does your truck have a lift kit in the suspension?
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #14
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cBrady, you show a Artic Cat Prowler in your stats, then mention a bike ??

Don't know the bike stats, but a Prowler can run 1200-1300 lbs. As presumed, if that weight is behind the trailer wheels, that is going to take a lot of weight off of the tongue. The particular model Work and Play is not listed, but most of the bigger ones have the garage area way up past the wheel wells. Moving the Arctic Cat as far forward as possible, and if possible directly over the wheels might make a huge difference.


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Trailer- 2007 29' Forest River Work and Play
Spring over conversion
12' garage, with custom frame and pro cabinets throughout
If those cabinets were built behind the area of the OEM cabinets, or worse yet, behind the trailer axles, that could be the problem. You now have extra weight in the back, plus you may not be able to park the Arctic Cat as far forward as need be.

I don't know if adding metal plates to the tongue is the answer if you exceed the GVWR of the trailer......there are all sorts of frame and axle problems that might arise from that.

Can you show a floor plan of your model Work and Play, and also a picture of the inside of your trailer ??
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #15
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Adding the temp weights sounds like a good idea to me. You can add or subtract to experiment and see how it goes without a big investment in equipment.

Where is your fresh water tank located? If it front of the axels, you could fill it for balist. Water is about 8lb per gal.
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