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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2012, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone use a motorcycle carrier vs. Trailer? Need some help/knowledge

Was too cheap to buy a carrier or trailer... and too cheap to want to pay for the extra axle through tolls.....lol..so I made my own carrier! Came out pretty damn good if I do say so.

But my questions are about actually using it to tow.... I put it on my truck and loaded up the 6, no problem, straps down good and all.... but the back of the truck squats like a mother*..... won't this affect my steering?

Has anyone run into this problem? How can this be fixed? How do you tow?

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What type of truck do you have?
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Was too cheap to buy a carrier or trailer... and too cheap to want to pay for the extra axle through tolls.....lol..so I made my own carrier! Came out pretty damn good if I do say so.

But my questions are about actually using it to tow.... I put it on my truck and loaded up the 6, no problem, straps down good and all.... but the back of the truck squats like a mother*..... won't this affect my steering?

Has anyone run into this problem? How can this be fixed? How do you tow?

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Not the pic of mine, but exactly what mine looks like. Made it at work. I'm a certified welder.

I'm using it on my 99 gmc jimmy 4door. It has a 2" lift on it and some 31x10 tires on it.

I did a little looking around... I found a pair of load leveling shocks that have a spring on them too... maybe they will help?

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These are the shocks I'm talking about. Made by Monroe. They are sensatrack load adjusting shocks... supports up to 1200lbs... supposedly

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airbag helps even out the level when trailering.
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