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Old 10-04-2016, 04:52 AM   #1
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Good example of why proper weight distribution is important

Check this out - this is one of the best and clearest examples of why proper weight distribution is so important. Watch this (less than 15 seconds):

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Old 10-04-2016, 05:06 AM   #2
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Interesting, thanks for posting. I wonder how axle placement would affect this? How about two axles. Love to see this expanded to see results.

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Old 10-04-2016, 05:08 AM   #3
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Excellent demonstration !!!
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:53 AM   #6
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Because the vehicle is "weaving"?

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Old 10-04-2016, 08:00 AM   #7
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That would be a cool test to build a representative of a pivot point projection hitch to see how it would react with the models they have.
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And add an air blast to simulate cross winds or passing a truck.

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Old 10-04-2016, 12:32 PM   #9
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This guy's just a kid playing with toys at the grocery store check-out. LOL

Just goes to show, some kids never grow we?? LOL

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Old 10-04-2016, 01:08 PM   #10
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cool...thank you for sharing...
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:00 PM   #11
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Weight distribution with in the trailer is important, as well as weight distribution between the front wheels and rear wheels of the tow vehicle. This demo is not like real life. The tow vehicle is not towing the trailer. Both are just running along on a moving belt. The Mustang is a cheap plastic low weight model. The demo just demonstrated there can be a difference in stability if the trailer is improperly loaded. This is a U-Haul designed demo to impress their potential renters. It does a good job of impressing.
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:31 PM   #12
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What effect is mounting a generator, and other materials on the back of a trailer? How about overweight. I am sometimes amazed with the amount of baggage that is loaded onto trailers, fifth wheeler and yes motor homes. Someday trailers, 5th wheelers and busses will be required to pull into weight stations.
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Watching tha video, it is kind of deceptive. Some issues:
1) is the trailer weight within the tow limit of the car.
2) all cargo is shifted from the front to the rear, not likely.
3) the cargo should be a stack of weights, distributing the load as needed.
4) tongue weight goes from max on the hitch to min on the hitch.
I agree with Dwightdi.
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This is a simple demo by Uhaul to demonstrate the effect of weight distribution on trailer stability. It achieves its goal. I'm puzzled as to why some folks are unimpressed, as if this was supposed to be a real life demo by NASA.

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