1927RE: [bmw e28] hauling a trailer
- 4 Nov 10:49Conn,
You want a trailer that has a low "tongue" weight, like a two axle trailer.
That keeps the trailer load from pressing down on the car.
Then you just have to worry about stopping, and some trailers have a "surge
brake" which is a hydraulic braking system activated when you start braking,
and the forward motion of the trailer relative to the car is used to apply
brakes on the trailer.
What do your buds at Uhaul suggest?
ps. I would avoid death valley if I were you.
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 16:57:43 -0000
From: "confuciousb" <Conalbuckley@...>
Subject: hauling a trailer
So I'm moving. In about a month I'm going to depart on a trip
that will put me through 17 states and part of Canada in my 1988
535i, the long way from Chicago, Il to Vancouver, BC.
One of the first things I did was go out and buy a trailer hitch
for my car. So here's the trouble. I will be limited to what weight
I can haul by how much it will bear down on my rear suspension. I am
hoping that someone somewhere at some time made some sort of insert
for my rear suspension that will allow me to put more weight on
I'm considering getting some rubber stoppers and arranging them in
my rear suspension in a way that will evenly increase my rear load
capacity without doing any major harm. One thing I should note is
that I plan to replace the springs and shocks next year so increased
wear is not a worry for me, although breaking down in the middle of
death valley is.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, I'm shipping out on the
27th of November and don't have alot to spend.