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    Increasing load capacity of a dual trailer

    I have upgraded my two skis to two Yamaha four strokes. The trailer tires I increased to 530X12 load range D 1250lbs/tire. I have moved the winches as far forward as I can. The problem is there is very little tongue weight. Anyone have any ideas??? Thanks in advance


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    you can move the axle back.... or find a way to get the skis farther forward. Is there any tounge weight at all? If there is you should not need to move them much farther forward.

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    The tongue weight is minimal, I would guess less than 20 pounds. I will check to see if I can move the axle back. I will be putting the skis back on the jetdock this weekend and will be able to adjust the trailer...

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    Post a pic of the trailer.

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    Took a look tonight after work. It looks like I can move the axle back. The question is how far. Without messing with the wires for the side markers, I can slide the axle back about 3-4 inches. Do you think that would be enough?
    Here is a link to the trailer.
    http://www.loadrite.com/Watercraft_Trailers/45/

    I don't know how to upload a photo.

    Thanks for everyones help!

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    I had to do this on my trailer too.

    Mark the trailer frame tubes at the leading edge where the axle bracket attaches to it. Jack it up, loosen the bracket hardware, and bang it with a hammer until it slides a few inches rearward. Put the swing-down front wheel on your wife's bathroom scale and check the weight. When you have it right, tighten down the axle hardware and you're set.

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    What should the proper weight be?

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    If you do a search for the trailer I built, the tongue weight is about 300 lbs with my RXT on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasure1 View Post
    What should the proper weight be?
    10% of the weight of the trailer and the skis. So if the skis weigh 800 each and the trailer weighs 500, the tongue weight should be 10% of 2100 lbs or 210 lbs.

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