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jf69
01-14-2013, 04:08 PM
MY trailer is sitting a little higher at the tongue.. a friend gave this trailer to me and was gonna use it this coming year.

dstifel
01-14-2013, 04:31 PM
More likely to bottom out. Get a drop hitch if your really worried.

z71tiger
01-14-2013, 05:17 PM
I preferred my trailer to sit this way so my mower wouldn't bottom out. Never had a problem.

jones68
01-15-2013, 10:04 AM
spend the couple bucks and get a drop hitch trailer should sit level or be lower in front. nose up causes trailer sway

jsslawncare
01-15-2013, 10:14 AM
Drop hitch for me too.

LandFakers
01-15-2013, 10:25 AM
Get a drop hitch. I read somewhere that you want the front of the trailer to be just below level.
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slowleak1
01-15-2013, 10:35 AM
Drop hitch is no more than $40 at any auto parts store. You want it level, or just nose down in the front. Remember to load it properly (evenly) and she will tow great.

Darryl G
01-15-2013, 10:52 AM
Should be fine as long as you have good tongue weight and it's not scraping. I run my trailer like that, but not quite so much, to reduce the gate angle. I back my Z rider in since the rear is heavier and that gives some tongue weight.

jf69
01-15-2013, 11:30 AM
the truck has a pintle/ball hitch bolted to plate, its not a slide in reciever. i have never seen a drop hitch for that type.

Monroe74
01-15-2013, 12:08 PM
Look on the plate where it is mounted you maybe one of the lucky ones that offered an extra set of holes lower to mount to.

locallawncare.ca
01-23-2013, 01:18 PM
I agree to drop it if possible, but wouldnt stress if you can't, I've seen trailers sitting way steeper than that, just keep more weight at front if possible. But yes sway is increased in it just looks kinda funny.

jf69
01-23-2013, 01:47 PM
How much sway do think there will be, never have to do more than 30mph with the trailer

locallawncare.ca
01-23-2013, 02:05 PM
Probably not much, unless you have a z-turn parked at the back, and if you never go on the highway, it should be fine, pull the trailer around and see, Im sure you are stressing for no reason, but if you can lower the hitch I would.

pitrack
01-23-2013, 03:12 PM
How much sway do think there will be, never have to do more than 30mph with the trailer

You'll be fine, just make sure you have enough tongue weight or it'll sway on you t high speeds. If it were a dual axle you would have bad tire wear but a single axle you'll be fine.

jones68
01-23-2013, 03:34 PM
I guess im a better safe than sorry type of guy but i would try to drill some holes and lower the pintle/ball down to make the trailer level. Why chance it?? it wouldnt take but an hour or two. when they tip up like that it puts a lot of stress on the coupler mechanism.

locallawncare.ca
01-23-2013, 03:45 PM
You got that right, then it pops off when you go over a train track and bent the poop out of the jack, lol, happens.

poolboy
01-23-2013, 07:27 PM
Way overloaded, dude.

Above Par Lawns
01-23-2013, 07:32 PM
That's a good friend!

jf69
01-24-2013, 08:51 AM
Is it difficult to drill 1/4 inch steel?

locallawncare.ca
01-24-2013, 10:20 AM
Not really, just need the proper bit, makes all the difference, maybe some cutting/drilling oil, but drilling horizontally it might just spill off anyway.