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    Perhaps the tongue weight on the front trailer...

    Perhaps the tongue weight on the front trailer was way too light?

    Double towing really ups the requirements on the front trailer being a stable tow, in itself. Minor suspension slop and side to...
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    Agreed on replacement time interval. Seven years...

    Agreed on replacement time interval. Seven years old is too old for a trailer tire. They become fragile and untrustworthy.

    I replace my trailer tires after 5 years (based on DOT date code, the...
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    ST tires are designed to withstand sidewall hits,...

    ST tires are designed to withstand sidewall hits, such as clipping curbs or pothole edges. The higher air pressures are part of that, but generally the sidewall itself is tougher and perhaps thicker...
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    +1 to both. The spare tire should never be...

    +1 to both.

    The spare tire should never be older than the road tires. Trailer tires age the most when not rolling. The spare actually ages faster than the in-use tires, the spare suffers from...
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    When changing to ‘better’ trailer tires look not only at the load weight (which is per tire) rating but also check the sidewall maximum tire pressure.

    You will be running at that sidewall maximum...
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    On my own trailers I have added a tongue...

    On my own trailers I have added a tongue extension and Fulton tongue hinge. This gives me another 3 feet farther into the water before the tow vehicle touches the water.

    You could consider that,...
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    The primary causes of trailer failure on the road...

    The primary causes of trailer failure on the road are wheel bearings and trailer tires.

    You can read up on how to inspect trailer wheel bearings. First step is to jack up the trailer frame and...
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    This product will take most if not all of the...

    This product will take most if not all of the movement out of the ball mount moving in the receiver.

    Anti-Rattle Tightening Hitch Pin with Lock
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    Look in the car owners manual for tow weight...

    Look in the car owners manual for tow weight ratings.

    Also check what the recommendation is for car tire pressures when carrying maximum load weight in the car. Use those tire pressures as a guide...
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    What condition is the rest of the trailer? ...

    What condition is the rest of the trailer?

    When were the trailer axles and wheel bearings last inspected and regreased?

    Hove you towed this trailer fully loaded at highway speeds?
    How well...
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