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Old 04-30-2019, 10:44 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Paint & matching wheels (alum covers) is an excellent idea. Thatíll get you the thumbs up. Admiration.

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Old 05-01-2019, 02:15 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Paint & matching wheels (alum covers) is an excellent idea. Thatíll get you the thumbs up. Admiration.
I was thinking of painting the lid to match the car, but the trailer has 12" wheels, and my Prius has 15'ers
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I was thinking of painting the lid to match the car, but the trailer has 12" wheels, and my Prius has 15'ers
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:25 AM   #35 (permalink)
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NEW, SAFER IDEA FOR VARIABLE LENGTH BALL MOUNT.
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When you're backing a trailer the length ratio of tow vehicle rear axle/trailer axle affects control-ability. This goes the wrong way for that.
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I know it sounds shortsighted, but I plan to park in a way that I don't have to back. I really like my earlier idea, the one someone didn't like because they thought a load bearing tube shouldn't be sliding in and out of another tube. That one would keep the coupler and ball in the same location and shorten or lengthen the tongue for aerodynamics or maneuverability.
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I have a failed VW Type III jack. Unlike the Beetle jack it uses a worm gear and under load the worm came adrift at one end. My camera has failed or I'd take a picture.

Your current [previous] design is possibly the best so far.
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Well, my "NEW SAFER IDEA" has the problem of moving the ball back, and amplifying any up/down left/right movement of the car, Though this would be in town, extended, at lower speeds. My older, telescoping tubes under the trailer keeps the ball in the same place, near the bumper, but by drawing the tongue under the trailer on "suck up" moves the C/L of the trailer back, lightening the weight on the ball. They both change the weight felt on the receiver, but the "NEW SAFER" design adds unwanted sensitivity when extended.

Maybe I need a bit of both.
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