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Old 21 January 2005, 11:33   #1
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Trailer Wheelbase

Can anyone shed some light on the ideal distance between the axles of a twin axle trailer? I have a new trailer ( and Rib for that matter) and it looks to me that the wheels are too far apart. I am guessing that the ideal is to position the wheels as close as possible so that they are just behind the COG to give the desired nose weight.
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Old 21 January 2005, 16:37   #2
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I'd say your guess is spot on. Plus the further apart the axles are, the worse it will be to manouver when towing.

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