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Old 10-06-2013, 12:18 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dbracer23 View Post
You should consider improving the trailer suspension. The reason you are getting so much "bucking" is that the rubber puck "spring" is undamped. A simple suspension setup on the trailer would not only help your current problem but also provide a softer ride for any cargo you may carry later on.
I really didn't git that much bucking when the trailer was really loaded down. I only saw it when it wasn't loaded to the point of minimizing the bucking.

I think it would be possible to install an airbag setup or some other suspension setup in place of my rubber puck suspension but it would involve a lot of metal work modifications which I don't have the skill set to do on my own at this time.

Keep in mind that I won't have a lot of money to throw at this boat tail project. If I did, I could just buy a brand new SWIVELWHEEL-ECO in Katy, TX fer about $900 plus tax/title/tags. Even though their suspension setup is a torsion bar, I don't think their suspension setup will allow adjustable dampening fer various loads. I think their setup would still have some sort of bucking if empty/lightly loaded. Looking at their video, I believe they would have the same bucking problem in a lightly loaded configuration.
http://www.cruiserlift.com/sitebuild...iles/sweco.mov

I would still like to see if the airbag system I've drawn up from the trailer to the hitch adapter would really work to dampen any remaining oscillations as it has the potential as an ideal adjustable dampening setup. As a matter of fact, I haven't seen any of the single wheel trailers that addresses that issue at all...even with the new designs.

My goal really isn't to carry any cargo in the boat tail trailer but more of a proof of concept that it could work compared to a hard point boat tail setup that others have built.
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