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Old 07-24-2017, 09:04 PM   #1
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Uhaul video showing weight distribution effect

I found a video from Uhaul that looked interesting.

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Old 07-24-2017, 09:14 PM   #2
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If it is still there check out the Bailey video too.
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:17 AM   #3
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Love the Mustang model used. But isn't this video more about sway and improper loading causing light tongue weight. Also note single axles more susceptible to sway than dual axles, but still can happen. See here http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...436412603.html
Still an interesting video
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But isn't this video more about sway and improper loading causing light tongue weight.
That's why the Bailey videos are much better, since they demonstrate the effect of moving mass toward or away from the centre. I find the U-Haul video really frustrating, because the rig they are using is designed to properly illustrate multiple important loading effects, but they show only the one which leads people to hang mass on the back of their trailers then "compensate" with an overloaded tongue, instead of loading properly.
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Also note single axles more susceptible to sway than dual axles, but still can happen. See here Out-of-Control Camper Flips on Garden State Parkway in New Jersey | NBC 10 Philadelphia
Most of the videos that I've seen of trailer sway leading to loss of control involve tandem-axle trailers. That is presumably due to size - larger trailers are harder to control and more likely to have tandem axles due to their weight - but I've also seen very short tandems.

Again, the rig used in the U-Haul video could easily have a second axle added, to demonstrate the improvement due to tandem axles and the limitations of this approach.
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