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post #9 of Old 03-03-2013
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Re: Camping in a (trailered) boat

Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
It's possible if the trailer is fastened to a car... my Wayfarer trailerable would tip over backwards if I stood at the stern and the trailer wasn't hitched to the car. It's a simple matter of overcoming the tongue weight....which apparently I do.
Unless you are a really big person it sounds like you may need a little bit more tongue weight. I think some trailer mfrs recommend about 10 to 15% of the total trailer weight be on the tongue. But, if it doesn't sway in cross winds or under braking, so be it.

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