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Old 08-26-2020, 07:54 PM
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I just sold a boat with a trailer beam width of 8' 6" and am replacing it with a boat with a trailer beam width only 7' 6". Both boats are the same length, 16'
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Should I expect the one foot narrower trailer to handle easier when backing in?
Old 08-26-2020, 08:03 PM
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Length affects turning radius not wisth. Should handle about the same
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Old 08-27-2020, 07:12 AM
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no change in handling due to width!

what does effect handling is length as well as trailer out of balance, meaning not enough tongue weight aka to much weight to far back on the trailer!
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Balance on the trailer and overall weight/wind resistance will impact handling the most. Width will mostly impact how well you can see it in your mirrors backing it up.
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