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Old 02-06-2017, 01:30 PM   #711 (permalink)
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When I see some folks who could barely afford their basic vital needs breeding like rats, it looks like a challenge to Darwin's theories
I don't know about that. After all, rats are pretty darned successful :-)

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Old 02-07-2017, 11:11 PM   #712 (permalink)
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Sub post: Buy a hitch carrier instead of a trailer. :P
Me and a friend are mowing commercially with a hitch carrier platform on a Prius.
Push mower of course in large neighborhoods with houses packed in tight so it gets the job done. Bought a flat platform and i'll weld a rack on to carry the trimmer and blower with us neatly. #Yourmowingoutofaprius? haha
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:00 AM   #713 (permalink)
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Why have a pickup truck when you can have a pickup truck in the trailer behind your pickup truck!



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Sure, get the trailer. But watch this video:



So — hitch weight is half the 60%?
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I never said not to get a pickup.
It's just a waste of money to get a pickup when you don't really need one, or when one is only need one a few times a year, or where a trailer would meet or exceed the need.
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Sure, get the trailer. But watch this video:



So ó hitch weight is half the 60%?
Negative trailer hitch weight (having the trailer pull up on the ball) is a recepy for a massive crash, while positive trailer weight (only has to be like 50-100kg depending on how much the hitch is rated for) and keeping the center of mass low an in the middle of the trailer makes it ride stable.

This is why you trailer cars with the engine in the front, an why you don't load a trailer full of wood with 1/3 sticking out the rear of the trailer (see pictures), and don't load the heavy stuff in the back of your caravan (what the video is about) but put it low an in the middle, and keep light stuff like sleeping bags and clothes in the back.


This is how it was loaded..


And this the result. Just too much weight, too far back.
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...why you don't load a trailer full of wood with 1/3 sticking out the rear of the trailer...
Not a good idea to do that with a pickup, either.
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I never said not to get a pickup.
You picked up on that I was referring to the thread title (being OP), but I never said not to get a trailer. Just "be safe out there."
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Lol, yeah, unless you like wheelies and understeer.

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