Thread: Trailer bouncing
05-20-2009, 09:49 AM #1
Maybe it's just been a while since I towed my ski, but yesterday it sure did seem to bounce a LOT while going to the water. I had to put in new leaf springs last year, and I don't think I've towed it since then. The springs were ordered from the manufacturer for this specific trailer, and look exactly like the old ones.
Anything I can do to reduce the jackrabbiting? I was thinking about moving the axle rearward a few inches. Anybody else have this issue, and if so, how did you address it?
05-20-2009, 09:51 AM #2
05-20-2009, 10:19 AM #3
Weld up some brackets and install some shocks. Something from a small car will work fine.
05-20-2009, 10:23 AM #4
sounds like you dont have enough tounge weight... try getting the ski farther up on the trailer...
05-20-2009, 10:23 AM #5
05-20-2009, 10:25 AM #6
05-20-2009, 10:36 AM #7
05-20-2009, 10:40 AM #8
Springs with no shocks will bounce like crazy. Think of what blown shocks are like on a car. Shocks, which is the incorrect name, do not absorb shock. They are dampers, as they dampen the moevment from the springs.
I am going to order some "shock" mounts from an offroad store and use them on my double trailer. I am getting ones that are a "bolt" type mount. Easy to find some "shocks" with this type of mount.
05-20-2009, 10:43 AM #9
Your tires have flat spots in them from sitting. Put max air in them and get them hot. They will get round again .
05-20-2009, 10:45 AM #10
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What is your load, as a percentage of the trailers maximum load capacity?
Some of the shock absorber manufacturers actually make a shock retrofit for trailers.
Here is a link for the one made by Monroe.
Cerka (Dexter Axle)
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