question about v nose

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grass disaster, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,583

    is it easy/easier to jack knife a v nose Vs. a regular enclosed? it looks like it is closer to the bumper???????
  2. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    First, I have one...but...I built it myself. I built the trailer frame to be 20 feet from tongue to rear bumper, because the metal was in 20 foot lengths. From the tip of the tongue to the point of the v-nose is a total of 30 inches. NOW, I don't know if the "Manufactured" ones are set-up any different, but I have no fear of jacknifing this trailer. Mine is connected to a 2000 Dodge Ram Quad Cab with 6 1/2' bed, and I have yet to get into this situation.
  3. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    You would have to run over the trailer tongue to hit it. Should not be different than the open one.

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