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Old 05-29-2009
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took this past winter, i think late feb/early march. trailer is 3/4 loaded with green oak, rear axle is against the bumpstops, enogh weight was transfered off the front axle that under hard braking the front wheels would lock and slide. i wonder if i punched the gas in low range if i could have lifted the front tires off the ground. didnt damage a thing, only moved the load across town, wouldnt have wanted to go any further than what i did. Name:  dog140.jpg
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Seems to me its just a weight distribution issue is all.
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nice mate ! us ur truck as what it is a truck!

nice to see u made it ok and nthing went wong. how u did at stopping_
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Tuck those trailer tires!!!! haha
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x2 on weight distribution. i've towed my grand prix before and didnt squat nearly as bad as you. stopping woulda been scary though if it werent for trailer brakes lol
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is that marion local highschool?
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I took a whole load of gravel in the back of my ranger before I lifted it. My back end was so low that I actually wore down my stock mud flaps
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yes, that is the local marion highschool. a weight distributing hitch and torsion ars would have helped some. i went slow so stopping wouldnt be a big deal. it did lock the r.f. tire a time or two due to the weight being lifted off the front end. good thing for trailer brakes and keeping the truck rear brakes adjusted up tight. im glad we didnt fill the trailer to (space) capacity, i knew i would need to make a 2nd trip anyhow, so we stopped loading where we did, obvoiusly we started loading at the front and worked our way back, went a little bit above halfway as far as interior height, left enough room at the back of the trailer for gear. (saws, wheelbarrow,gasoline) probly about 3 ft flor space from load to rear doors.
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If your front tire was coming off the ground and ****, why wouldn't you just make two trips? Especially since you said it was only across town...
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those trailer wheels are the same ones my '94 ranger had.
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If your front tire was coming off the ground and ****, why wouldn't you just make two trips? Especially since you said it was only across town...
Reading comprehension > you.

He said he did have to make a second trip in the post right above yours, silly.

I love seeing a Ranger squat.
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Reading comprehension > you.
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Reading comprehension > you.

He said he did have to make a second trip in the post right above yours, silly.

I love seeing a Ranger squat.
Whatever lol, then he should have loaded it less still or made a 3rd trip. I hate you Jimmeh.
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hey man i live in marion too. Never seen u around. I driving a 99 ranger redish maroon color tinted windows and black wheels long bed reg cab we will have to cruise around sometime.
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i work nights, usually get up about 10-11 am. weekends are usually busy with work around the house or working on something. on occasion my wife has a craft sale, the trailer sure has made that alot easier than crawling in and out of a small truck. i hope to make it back to day shift one of thses days, but for now im content to just have a job.
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