1965-02-01

Travel Trailer Design and Construction - How It Relates to Towability 650176

The author discusses the six design parameters having the most effect on trailer towing characteristics. Effects of weight, balance, center of gravity, suspension system, aerodynamics, and construction or rigidity of both the chassis and body shell are evaluated in terms of trailer towability.
An important consideration is that regardless of how well a trailer is designed, its ability to be towed effectively is dependent on the tow vehicle as well as on the type of hitch that is used.

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