2018 Three Feathers Mfg. 'Trail Head'

80t0ylc

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Took a short drive with the trailer in tow and decided to take some pics. Trailer and LC weren't loaded for a trip but some exterior pics were in order. Tongue appears to be riding almost perfectly horizontal, which is good. Looks like the hitch jack wheel might help keep the tongue off the ground in knarly terrain.

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Offset front and rear shots

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The trailer wheels track with the outside edge a couple inches outside of the LC's track. I'll have to keep that in mind offroad.

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80t0ylc

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I'm satisfied with the tongue and Maxcoupler clearance at almost 90*. The spare tire might contact the tongue on an extremely tight RH maneuver in rough terrain.

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You can see the Anderson connector in this shot.

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80t0ylc

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Got a little crazy and hooked it up to my F350 to see how it tows it. I'm not sure if the truck knew it was there.:meh: I couldn't tell the difference - unless I checked the mirrors. I had to make some changes on the 7 pin trailer connector on the truck, anyway. So, I made sure it was compatible to tow this trailer. Normally, my Lance slide-in camper is connected through that connector. The PO had modified the connections, so I had to eliminate a wire connected to a pin to be compatible. It wasn't used anyway, so it wasn't a problem. It seems easier to back up with the F350. I guess the longer wheel base helps.

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What I've recently learned to do when backing up a short trailer is the make short steering inputs and then return to center. Make a stab, center the wheel while moving. If it wasn't enough make another stab and the return to center. Short trailers are too responsive for continuous steering input. Longer WB TR's do make it easier because they aren't too responsive to direction changes.
 

80t0ylc

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Makes sense. That's probably why semi drivers can look so good at warehouses. Plus repetition makes them even better. Thanks for the tip!
 
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