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Old 02-15-2013, 05:12 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by viverrid View Post
Is it that much of an advantage to narrow the trailers?

OTOH people talk about the hazard of one trailer wheel hitting an obstruction and flipping the trailer. Wouldn't leaving it wider make it more stable in roll, making for a lesser risk of that peril?

Or will the argument be, it's not that much more stable if it's only 10% narrower. But then isn't it not that big an advantage to have it only 10% narrower? Which is it, significant or insignificant?
When I was looking for a trailer, I wanted something that was 36-inches at the widest. That would make the trailer about the width of my bike with 30-liter panniers, and not much wider than the bars.

I've been pulling my Fridge trailer for three years and over 15,000 miles. It has the swivel hitch adapter and a 36-inch width. It weighs about 250-lbs loaded for a week-long trip, and has been a great way to enjoy 2-up camping/touring on my Guzzi LeMans!

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