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Old 02 July 2009, 15:04   #1
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Moving the swing beam

I'm thinking of moving the rear swing beam as far back as possible to help with the nose weight.
Before I do, does anyone know a reason why I shouldn't?
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I think you'd be better off moving the axle a small amount.

It looks like you can only move the swing beam back a few inches, and that won't have as much effect on the nose weight as moving the axle.

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Which bits the swing beam?
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I think you'd be better off moving the axle a small amount.

It looks like you can only move the swing beam back a few inches, and that won't have as much effect on the nose weight as moving the axle.

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Ahh forgot to mention I'm doing that too. Has half an hour of pricing up brake cable ready for moving until I forgot it was my old trailer that was braked Moving the swing beam is also to put more support under the transom.
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Which bits the swing beam?
Just behind the wheel you'll see a small bracket. This holds the swing beam with the rollers.
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Which bits the swing beam?

The swingy beamy bit

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Now ya see that cross beam just by the swing beam. Does the sing beam need to be close to that for structural support?
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Assuming you still have sailermakers old trailer, and you've not modified it drastically since I borrowed it from him. You don't have the additional cross member, just the axle holding it all together.
You'll be fine moving it back a few inches.

You may finf the attached images of your trailer useful.

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That's what was worrying me as the axle is allot further off, in relation to the cross beam in your pick, to the swing beam. Wouldn't like things to start bending.
I was hoping to move it back to just in front of the screws for the blue extending arms.
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