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Old 11-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #11
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I just got back from a 1100 mile trip pulling an 18ft steel/wood deck car hauler trailer (double axle with single axle brakes) loaded up with a couple Polaris RZRs (one 2 seater and one 4 seater).

Total weight of the trailer was 4100lbs. Tongue weight around 450lbs. I have a prodigy brake controller mounted in the upper dash cubby of my 3170DS for easy access. Since the 3170DS is prewired for a brake controller installing one is pretty easy. Ordered the pigtail from etrailer and used a controller I had laying around.

I travel 60-65mph in the hills and just under 70mph on flat interstates and it does just fine. On one stretch of interstate with a 4 mile long 6% grade it stayed between 58-60mph the entire hill. No sway control whatsoever, and sway was never an issue. I think I could get by woth less than the 65psi i had in the airbags for a smoother ride.

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Old 11-04-2015, 09:04 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the great feedback.

We won't be making any purchase until spring, so lots of time to consider our options. Appreciate all suggestions and experiences others have had with using a flat bed.

Again, thanks!


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