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Unread 13th March 2018, 07:00 AM
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Yh looks like if you wouldnt lift fory it would be good height but now its too high for trailer. Need to lower that now.
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Unread 13th March 2018, 07:41 AM
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I did think it would go on the roof in an emergency.
I know it might not look the best not being level,
but I saw the slight tilt upwards as a good thing, please correct me if Iím wrong.
It latches on tight so I donít think it would come off due to the tilt
It wonít have a worse drag as itís so small, and fits snug behind the profile of the Foz.
it could potentially help quite a lot when I go down then up again abruptly, like when crossing a small dry river bed, which would cause the tow arm on the trailer to hit the ground , but with the slight upward tilt it has extra travel before it would hit.

Otherwise I would just flip it upside down like Kevin suggested.


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Unread 13th March 2018, 07:45 AM
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Could be. As its so small maybe its not much matter for that angle. If you would carry somethinf heavy or large in it then it would be problem to not being level.
Not sure what you will carry it it anyways. As you could put that in your roof rack
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Unread 13th March 2018, 09:32 AM
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I don't like that angle... Still think you need bigger wheels too.

But you can't go past the price you got it for, it's a bargain. Don't paint it!
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Unread 13th March 2018, 10:15 AM
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But +5 wheels will cost. Then why at all buy so cheap trailer if you will buy new wheels to it. So then buy trailer with bigger wheels for that price.
Then just lower that tow hitch
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I think this picture helps to explain a few things

Firstly if you look closely you’ll see a black “arm” that goes from the wheel to the silver structure.... that black piece is the “suspension” lol
It travels up and down with some sort of spring affect,
Not 100% but from looking at it I think both wheels travel independently from each other.

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That suspension is called a Torsion Suspension, Google Duratorque Suspension or Torque Suspension.
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Unread 13th March 2018, 05:52 PM
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That suspension is called a Torsion Suspension, Google Duratorque Suspension or Torque Suspension.


Amazing
Thank you very much
Thatís it exactly
Very interesting indeed as Iíve never heard or seen this setup before

I will try to flip the tow ball and see if that helps
Also while looking for tyres today I will ask about buying slightly bigger tyres for those cute little 8Ē rims which could also help to lower the trailer hitch a tad, from what Iíve found from researching..... 1Ē above level is ok but will see how we go as I havenít measured how much higher mine sits but is definitely greater than 1Ē.

The main reason I got this trailer is because for staters itís 175kg lighter than most normal trailers.
For sure it canít hold as much as a bigger trailer... but I donít need to carry that much extra as I have the roof basket and roof basket bag.
Just think.....3 people + a big dog, boot full of camping gear, roof basket full of camping gear and a mini trailer full of camping gear, and only 92kw or there a-bouts.....need I say more lol

And if I Had bought a bigger trailer to go prospecting/camping.....
my wife would fill it with rocks/dirt and specimens as she canít help herself much when we start finding nice crystals/gems/rocks lol she just wants them all.
At least she can see thereís a clear limit to what we can bring home now bwahahahah


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And if I Had bought a bigger trailer to go prospecting/camping.....
my wife would fill it with rocks/dirt and specimens as she canít help herself much when we start finding nice crystals/gems/rocks lol she just wants them all.
At least she can see thereís a clear limit to what we can bring home now bwahahahah

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Very good point.

As a thought, to get it more level you could cut the existing bar at the front (Tow arm?? no idea what it's called) in the middle and weld a similar size length of box steel(?) above the the tralier end and below the front end of the arm.
Like this:


It's probably just my OCD that's kicking in with that angle, I've got no real world proof as to why it would be bad.
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Unread 14th March 2018, 08:00 AM
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I took Kevinís advice and tried flipping the tongue and ball and I think this is much better
Mind you itís sitting on slightly uneven surface and both tyres are flat but very firm so Iím guessing once I get the new tyres on and pump them up it will rise maybe 10mm or so but end of the day itís a hell of a lot better than my first genius idea to point to the stars

Thanks everyone for for your advice

I called my local tyre dealer today and he confirmed he can get me 4.00 x 8ís so got him to order me 2 with a ďMĒ speed rating (130k), they will be in and fitted this Friday @$60 each which Iím happy with.

Tomorrow Iíll get everything I need to make all the lights function properly and Iíll get a tube of that stuff Incase I get a flat,
then once the wheels come back sheís ready to go get packed for our trip next Wednesday.

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Unread 14th March 2018, 08:23 AM
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unfortunately, now your departure angle is really low.
It's made my OCD settle down but!

Why is your car tyre so flat, or does it just lookk that way?
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