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Old 09-04-2003, 04:59 PM   #1
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Hitch quest sorta

When I was picking up my trailer (see sig) was on a slant I guess at Dillons in Apache Jct. the lot was slanted/hada grade....lowered the hitch.. would not go to the ground...this tt has tandem axles....apparently the "thing" will sit on its own...not drag the hitch... this is weird for me...maybe I don't understand...basicas BUT itsa sorta interesting... you experinced this?

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Old 09-04-2003, 05:22 PM   #2
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Tandem Axels

Don't have much experience with tandem axel Airstreams, but I've had a bunch of utility/cargo/boat tandems on the hitch.

Most tandem trailers that have the axels mounted about midship and are anywhere approaching equaly loaded front to aft will not let the ball touch the ground.

Part of the built in stability inherent in tandem configuration.


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Old 09-04-2003, 05:24 PM   #3
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It could have also had full holding tanks, did you check?
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Old 09-04-2003, 05:33 PM   #4
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Thank you for was amazing to me that the hitch would not go to the ground...wonder about my hitch weight.

Yean, guess they are well balanced.

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