My wife and I recently purchased a new 2013 Shockwave 21 FSMX. We came to the our final decision on this trailer for several reasons, some of which are the weight, length, and floor plan of the trailer itself. It also sill give us the option to take our quads camping with use when we so desire, and still have a warm sheltered comfortable place to sleep while only needing to bring one vehicle haha.
We both have Suzuki King Quads, mine being a 750, and hers a 500, but both are very close in weight (wet weight of just over 600 lbs).
I was hoping to haul both quads within the trailer, and understand it will take some time figuring out load placement, and total weight in supplies, water fuel etc. I will be able to bring in the trailer when hauling the quads. I plan on parking/securing the quads end to end inside the trailer, where the first quad would sit basically over the axles, as far forward as possible and the second quad would be right to the back door behind the forward quad (behind the axles). I noticed a sticker on the back of the trailer that said "place 60% of load forward of centre line of axles." Does this refer to this mean 60% of "toy" load, or load in total (i.e. water and everything)? If it means just the toy load, that would be basically impossible considering the layout of the trailer's cargo space and location of tie downs. The cargo space doesn't go much forward of the front axle.
My biggest concern is that the two quads would be too much weight towards the mid and rear of the trailer, and being new to this I thought some others may have input on how they have loaded their trailers in similar scenarios. Or experience they may have with hauling quads.
I understand, and am fine with the fact that taking both quads would take up a significant amount of my cargo weight capacity, resulting in less carrying capacity for water etc., but I am more concerned with whether or not hauling both quads will have any adverse effects on the trailer itself or its towability.
Another option eventually would be to have one quad in the bed of the pickup truck, which I am also fine with down the line when we upgrade to a larger truck, but right now our current tow vehicle will be a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi.
Thanks advance for any/all constructive advice!