Home Shop Classified News, Stories Events Education Ridecamp Videos Cartoons AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
ridecamp@endurance.net
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

Re: [RC] Response to unstable trailer. - rides2far


The stability of a towed load depends on a bunch of things.  How 
much weight 
on the hitch of a trailer is important. 

I met a small truck (Toyota type) pulling a long box bumper pull trailer
on the highway. There was a dip in the road as they went through a small
railroad tunnel. When he hit that dip that trailer started fishtailing
(just as we passed each other). I looked in my mirror and watched that
trailer whip farther and farther right to left till it started slinging
that truck back and forth like popping a whip. Then it just did a 180 and
came to a stop facing the way he'd come from. Scared me to death. Hate to
think what it did to him.

Angie

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!

=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=