Trailer wobbles

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Old 12-04-16, 02:43 PM
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Trailer wobbles

I bought an old pop-up camper that I turned into a concession trailer. When I bought it I had to put different size tires on it to get it home. After finishing the rebuild I took it out for a test drive and the whole thing wobbles, not sways but wobbles. Tires are brand new, most of the weight is in the back but I have weighted down the front to even it out. Rims do not look bent. Any suggestions on what could be causing it to wobble? Thanks
 
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Old 12-04-16, 03:31 PM
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Can you have someone pull it down the road while you follow behind watching for any problem? If it's a rim or tire issue you should be able to see it pretty easily.
 
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Old 12-04-16, 03:39 PM
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My first guess would be you still do not have enough weight on the tongue. You might need to add a weight distribution hitch.
 
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Old 12-04-16, 04:30 PM
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Thanks I will try adding more weight
 
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Old 12-04-16, 04:37 PM
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Yes I'll have my wife tow it while I follow her. Thanks for the advice
 
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Old 12-04-16, 04:52 PM
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Thanks I will try adding more weight
Maybe shifting the weight you have would be a better option.
 
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Old 12-04-16, 05:51 PM
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I just can not imagine a light weight, single axle pop up ever working as a concession trailer.
There built with the thinnest material possible to save weight, tiny springs thin axles.
I had the frame on my Rockwood pop up break right off just going over a bump in the road where they were just repaving a road.
 
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After verifying trailer axle is secure to the trailer frame, verify trailer axle is square to the center line of the trailer frame (line from center of trailer hitch to center of last trailer frame cross member at the rear. Verify tires are the same distance from the center line and the same distance from the hitch. Also verify the concession box is secured to the trailer frame. Good luck.
 
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Wheel bearings/axle bearings bad/worn out?
 
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How did it pull before you converted it? how much weight did you add? Do you know what the new total weight of the trailer is?
 
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Old 12-05-16, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by joecaption
I just can not imagine a light weight, single axle pop up ever working as a concession trailer...
You must not attend many outdoor fairs because such trailers are common. However your concern for overloading the trailer is valid and the OP would be wise to weigh the trailer once all loaded up to make sure the axle rating isn't exceeded.
 
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You need to have at least 1/10 of the total weight of the trailer on the tongue.
 
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