Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

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Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby Justinp71 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:27 am

I recently bought a single axle flatbed trailer to tow around my sandrail. I would have bought a dual axle, but I would not have a place to store it (to wide for my side yard). Do any of you guys have experience with towing a 914 on a single axle flat bed? I was thinking of loading it up to see how it tows... any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby dant » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:32 am

I have towed my 914 on a single axle trailer....no problems.
just make sure you can get it far enough forward to get plenty of tongue weight...you want to make sure you aren't rear heavy....leads to bad weight distribution and then you end up with sway... :o
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby Justinp71 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:43 am

Thanks, do you think I should load it rear facing forward?
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby dant » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:49 am

personally I would try to get it far enough forward to keep it nose into the wind :)

you should end up with a tongue weight in the 300#s or more to ensure no sway when towing at speeds above 45mph
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby maitaiken » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:26 pm

dant wrote:I have towed my 914 on a single axle trailer....no problems.
just make sure you can get it far enough forward to get plenty of tongue weight...you want to make sure you aren't rear heavy....leads to bad weight distribution and then you end up with sway... :o

When did you do that?
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby dant » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:27 pm

I wonder.... ;)
Only two times I ever had one of my 914s on a trailer...
914-6 on Len's trailer trying to sell it.
Orange car on your trailer trying to sell it :D
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby maitaiken » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:55 pm

We both had dual axles IIRC???
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby dant » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:01 am

the single axle trailer you got with the white 914-6 from Bradshaw.....remember....custom made for a 914. Single axle with coil springs.... :D
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby maitaiken » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:11 am

Geeze I've had so many trailers I forgot that one!
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Re: Towing a 914 with a single axle flatbed

Postby Justinp71 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:29 am

Just realized that Britain Smith has a single axle for sale...

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=113628
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