Thank you sir! Yeah I'm not used to short wheelbase vehicles, although I did have a Wrangler at one time but never towed with it.
After reading your thread I actually did some searching on the weight distributing hitches. I see what they do, they basically spread the weight from the pin to the sides of the front of the trailer to help with sway control. I didn't have any sway with that trailer, but I did have some sag in the rear. I think I'm going to at least get a set of inner spring air bags to help with the leveling.
Thanks for your suggestions!
what is the tongue weight on that trailer?We just took a trip this month over to San juan island. I live in Puyallup Wa and we drove the fj and trailer up to anacortes and took the ferry over. The tide was a minus 3 so the aproach to the ferry boarding was a little sketchy. We made it on with a inch to spare. The rear jack almost drug. We got on and had a easy trip over
We camped in a private camp ground on a lake on a island lol.
The place was called lakedale resort. It was a great little place to hang out.
thank youHi if i remember correctly the tongue weight is 320 pounds. Been pulling trailers for 20 years and can tell you that i feel very comfortable pulling my trailer with out air bags. Only thing i did was the 7 pin plug and a prodigy p3. Also went with e rated tires. Don't think i needed them but just like how stable the fj feels with them. Also added a small derale tranny cooler.
My trailer is a 2016 coachman clipper 17fq if that helps.
I've seriously been thinking about doing this. I'd be reinforcing and "skidding" the axle and using adapters to mate 6X5.5 FJ wheels to the 4X4.5 bolt pattern, upgrading the wheel bearings, sheet metal to enclose the bottom section and build a power station in the tongue, and galley in the rear. I've already got some camper tanks laying around for the fresh and gray water. How does it handle off road loaded?