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Re: empty trailer bounces at 35 mph

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06-08-2011 05:11:50

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My trailer did the same thing and drove me nuts. But I did find the problem, the front axle was bent and I replaced it. Now it tows smooth at all speeds. Older rubber is harder and will slide easer and new rubber is softer and will grip more so if axle is bent alittle new rubber will make it more pronounced and cause it to hop. Bandit

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06-11-2011 02:06:14

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 Re: empty trailer bounces at 35 mph in reply to Banditfarmer, 06-08-2011 05:11:50  
New tires on a trailer??
I never saw that til I went to work for the guy I now work for.
I'm starting to get used to not having to patch things together to get through the season. Dad would have had my hide if I had a service call for a hydraulic hose.

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06-11-2011 05:19:07

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 Re: empty trailer bounces at 35 mph in reply to scotc, 06-11-2011 02:06:14  
Wish I would have kept the old tires on, no bounce with them. just were getting low on tread

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07-02-2011 03:06:52

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 Re: empty trailer bounces at 35 mph in reply to d wil, 06-11-2011 05:19:07  
I think minimum tread depth for a trailer or drive tire is 2/32 or 3/32. I know though, it's nice to have more tread than that.

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