smallest ive driven is a 6X12 . and im concerned that backing up a smaller 4X8 trailer behind a 3/4 ton 4X4 truck is going to make the 4X8 more difficult to see in the mirrors and thusly control ?
thats a good idea . going to do that on our 6X12'sYes, it will be difficult to see. I put a couple of driveway markers on my short utility trailer so I can tell where it is and what it is doing. Naturally, any trailer with a short tongue will react to input more quickly so by the time you see you need to 'correct' (when backing) it might be too late and you'll have to pull forward again.
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Imo it's too sketchy doing the ramp thing with wb mowersreason is i dont want to roll a 48'' walk behind up n down ramps into my truck bed
exactly . too many iffy moments rolling equipment up / down ramps from my truck bed . want no part of doing that on a daily basisImo it's too sketchy doing the ramp thing with wb mowers
I ramp the snow blower but it's lighter too
Small trailers are worse if you can't see out of back window ie towing with dump trucks or covered rear window trucks
The main thing is the lower height of trailer makes about max grade for a ramp on a rainy day for meexactly . too many iffy moments rolling equipment up / down ramps from my truck bed . want no part of doing that on a daily basis
Ok but a 48" on a 4x8 is going to be so tight...reason is i dont want to roll a 48'' walk behind up n down ramps into my truck bed
good point thanxOk but a 48" on a 4x8 is going to be so tight...
I was always told, have an extra foot over top of the width of the machine.
So if your deck is 60" you want a 72" wide trailer.
Same with a 48" you'd want a 60" trailer, I'd see about a 5x10.
Easier to back up, and you have some extra space like in case you want to fit something else on there.
If you guys really want to hone your backing up skills 😅Try towing a 5x8 with a 1500 that has a cap on it. The back window of the truck was tinted and the front and rear glass of the cap was tinted.
Couldn't see anything - had to use mirrors.
Now that I'm using a Trailblazer to tow, I can back up with ease.
I did paint the top corners of the ramp yellow for added visibility. It helps.
By hand? Heck no!Putting some marker flags up on the trailer corners may help you see where it is. With a 4x8 may be better off just unloading then unhook and move by hand