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boucy trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ein999, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. ein999

    ein999 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    i just purchased a 8x5 single axle trailer and it bounces when getting pulled.

    Even after putting weight (48" scag) in the back it bounces eve worse.

    the trailer has springs and trailer tires( the tires a little stiffer).

    My truck is a toyota tacoma and i drove it home with a chavy trailblazer and even with that i felt the bounce. Im wondering what should i do now the trailer place said they will give me a credit toward a bigger trailer. next size up is a 5x10 , 6.6x10 , and 6.6x12. They are all made out of angle iron and they dont seem to be balanced to well they seem light. they also have ones with steel sides wich im thinking would be better more weight better ride. I dont want to go to a double axle what should i do.

    Thank you for your help and have a nice day.
  2. ein999

    ein999 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    is there anyone that can help
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,464

    thats what you get for buying a trailer that light! Thats just part of it
  4. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 2,246

    you said that you had the mower on the back. if you meant the literal back try putting it slightyl forward of the axles. i wouldnt want much bigger of a trailer w/ a tacoma though.
  5. socallawndude

    socallawndude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    I used to be in the offroad industry and I can tell you the spring rate has everything to do with ride quality. If it's bouncy the spring is too stiff, or the shocks compression/rebound speed is valved stiff. In either case if you want it to float, light rate is the way to go. That could be as simple as a lighter leaf or softer shock. Of course go by whatever the manufacturer reccomends, but there are certainly plenty of ways to resolve your issue.

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