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Old 06 January 2017, 13:45   #1
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Weight distribution video

Don't know it this was posted before (and too lazy to search), but I came across this video on trailer weight distribution (not complete, and rather short, but it's free):




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Old 06 January 2017, 14:05   #2
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thats a good find an shows perfectly what is going on
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Spot on jky short sweet and makes the point
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Old 07 January 2017, 07:35   #4
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Jky, someone just shared this with me on Facebook and I was about to post it here - it was quite impressive at getting the point across.
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A useful video but there's more to it than simple trailer loading. I had both a Disco and a Jeep Grand Cherokee at the same time, both in good condition with similar towball height, similar car load, same towball weight but, towing my boat, the Disco was undrivable at 50mph while the Jeep had no noticeable instability and none at higher speeds either.
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did you ever figure out why?

i assume they both had 150kg ish towball limits and you were close to that?

i had a grand cherokee briefly (3.0 v6 diesel), never got to tow with it but i have a feeling it would have moved my house without complaining.
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did you ever figure out why?

i assume they both had 150kg ish towball limits and you were close to that?

i had a grand cherokee briefly (3.0 v6 diesel), never got to tow with it but i have a feeling it would have moved my house without complaining.


There was an article in Autocar a few weeks ago about all the Discoverys up to the new model that is coming out, there was a mention in it about some people didn't like a certain model for towing, something about the overhang at the back was more than the previous models, I'm sure it was the TD5 they were on about.
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i guess that would have an impact yeah, never thought about that before.

you see a lot of unsafe looking things being towed around my way due to loch lomond being close, i'm surprised i've only seen vosa/police up there once pulling in trailers, maybe they ran out of paper that day!
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load amount to towbar must not be over 100 kg on most towbars.
this load is adjusted by the place of axel position.
if you have a well engineered trailer, you only have to take care of keeping your outboard at a low trim position during transporting.

in my opinion this simulation does not match to the real road dynamics, according to my 12 years of automotive testing experince
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