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Old 12 October 2018, 02:39   #21
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Road test yesterday through up two issues, I tow with a Range rover and the trailer sits nose up, I have looked on the net at some pictures and it appear some trailers have a box section bolted onto the main beam, this would lower the front by 50mm and sort my problem, is this an acceptable way to do it, anyone have any other solutions.

When towing on our well maintained roads the front of the dingy was bouncing up and down, my solution to this was to fit the bracket in the photo as I do not need a winch post, re tested on the road and has made the front end solid.
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Old 12 October 2018, 05:20   #22
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i have a ratchet strap to stop mine bouncing from the boat tow eye to the trailer
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Old 12 October 2018, 06:33   #23
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Personally I'd consider a diagonal brace from the axle to the central member. The t bracket you have is quite small and will not take much deforming under uneven wheel loads, for example if one wheel hits a pothole, stone, kurb etc. The force of a car pulling the middle with the wheel against a gate post or something could potentially be very high and the bending moment will tear the t plates apart. Other than that, it looks very good.

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Old 12 October 2018, 08:29   #24
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Thanks for the input Phil, I had also thought of this but I copied this design http://www.leisure-trailer.co.uk/index.htm I assumed they would have carried out some load testing. be it that I have adapted it to bunks instead of the roller system they have, what I will probable do is some local testing on rough surfaces to ascertain if there is any movement or degradation on the joint in a safe environment, plenty of deep pot hole round here.
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