question on utility trailer


Old 03-16-08, 01:22 PM
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Talking question on utility trailer

Hi I'm building a utility trailer the bed is 6'6" X10' . How do you determine the lenght of the tongue? thanks
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Old 03-16-08, 05:43 PM
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Like anything it is a trade-off. A longer tongue is slower to react when backing (easier) and possibly a smoother tow, but it is longer and heavier. A shorter tongue is cheaper, lighter and smaller but is harder to back (reacts faster) but turns sharper.
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Trailer Tongue

The tongue should be long enough so that when you jack-knife the trailer, the front corner of the trailer will clear the rear fender of the towing vehicle.
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