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Unread 25th April 2016, 12:45 AM
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Unread 25th April 2016, 01:21 AM
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Such a small trailer, i wonder what was in it. Never seen this happen before with a trailer that size. Good advertisement for electric brakes
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Weird, stroke of luck no one was hurt by the looks of it. Also the dash cam guy is speeding, not that it matters just found it funny.
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I've done it before.
Small trailer with a short drawbar and poor weight placement. Once you get over about 80 it starts to sway. Not fun, Just need to slow down.
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Unread 25th April 2016, 09:26 AM
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Best effort I have seen was a Bobcat in a box trailer.... I don't know how he did it :&
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Unread 25th April 2016, 10:04 AM
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Have also had this happen with heavily loaded short-drawbar trailer -- started to sway at about 90.. just slowed (gently) to stop it.

Video should be titled 'idiot driver loses control with trailer'.
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The correct technique for fixing a sway is to speed up and once it stops then slow down.
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Better trailer weight distribution may have prevented the sway to begin with. Lots of people seem to think you want an evenly weighted trailer so that you get a nice light draw bar. This is just asking for a wobble. Even on a trailer that small you actually want at least 50Kg on the tow bar for it to tow nicely.
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