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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Best position on my trailer.

I have hauled my 570 a few times on short little trips but I might be taking it several hundred miles on the interstate. I have a 6x10 aluminum trailer and a 4 door jeep wrangler. Is it better to pull it all the way to the front and tie it tight there or keep it more over the axle and tie it down there? All my long distance hauling experience was with my snow mobile trailer and it had specific tie down points so there was no guess work. How do you guys do yours????
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 06:04 PM
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Id make sure you have enough tongue weight but not too much. A good rule of thumb Ive always used is if the rear of the tow vehicle is sagging just a slight bit and the trailer is level, you should be good. If not you may need to readjust your hitch height to get it right.


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What he said....You want the right amount of tongue weight and the trailer balanced. You will know within a few miles if it isn't right.

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put a scale under the tongue jack, and use that to determine your tongue weight.

Know the limits of your tow vehicle (especially when it comes to tongue weight on a short wheelbase vehicle) and don't exceed them.

A lot of the positioning will have to do with the axle positioning on the trailer, in regards to the deck & how long your tongue actually is. pics would be helpful, but my guess is you probably want the engine just in front of the axle, so probably not all the way to the front of the trailer.

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Pull it on forward and put the rear axle over the trailer axle. Just remember that more tongue weight is better than less tongue weight. A single atv on a 6x10 trailer, you could pull it all the way forward and not worry about too much weight on the tongue.
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If it comes to trailers,10 % of your overall weight should be on your tongue.
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Remember to remove your seat before open trailering.
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I have a 7' x 12' trailer, and when carrying one ATV I pull it straight on and center it...maybe a tad bit more forward than back.
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Remember to remove your seat before open trailering.


And remove the key.


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