First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

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First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby Jen123 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:19 pm

Hi Ladies,

I just had my first trip out in my little trailer, The Vortex, to southern Utah. It was a ton of fun and I will be posting pictures soon. But I have a huge learning curve to make up. In my large trailer, I set a few things in the sink and away we go on our trip. On arrival, everything will still be where I left it. Not so in the little trailer. Every time I towed it anywhere, EVERY single item ended up on the floor in the center of the trailer just like the center of a vortex. Maybe I should change the trailer's name.

What tips do you have for stopping this. I'm considering installing nets everywhere or velcro. What hints do you have or is this the charm of a small trailer?

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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby bdosborn » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:15 pm

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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby tony.latham » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:46 pm

Well, I certainly didn’t see you down there... and we did 20 nights.

You might think about tire pressure. I run my 1300 pound teardrop (radials) at 25 psi.



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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby Richard Grotto » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:55 pm

tony.latham wrote:Well, I certainly didn’t see you down there... and we did 20 nights.

You might think about tire pressure. I run my 1300 pound teardrop (radials) at 25 psi.



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Thats good advice, never thought of that.
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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby rjgimp » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:13 pm

tony.latham wrote:Well, I certainly didn’t see you down there... and we did 20 nights.

Tony


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Holy Moly! I want to be like Tony when I grow up...
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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby tony.latham » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:16 pm

rjgimp wrote:
tony.latham wrote:Well, I certainly didn’t see you down there... and we did 20 nights.

Tony


:shock:

Holy Moly! I want to be like Tony when I grow up...
We were about to head down for three weeks in April but things shut down.

What great country to explore. Image

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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby S. Heisley » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:30 pm

If the trailer is bouncing around on smooth, paved roads and you aren't going too fast, maybe put less air in the tires? My trailer tires are rated for 60 PSI but I run them at around 50. If you can on freeways, etc, keep your speed down to about 55MPH-ish and stay in the slow lane.
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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby Alice » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:21 pm

I had same problem with things flying around. For stuff in the sink, I fill a dish pan that fits right with everything I want there, then put a cutting board on top and a stretch band around the whole thing. Everything in the whole thing is secured one way or another. There are extendable bars designed for big trailer refrigerators that work well in teardrop cabinets, I use them both to keep things in and keep them down. They come in different lengths. Search for refrigerator bars at your favorite retailer including Amazon, WalMart, Home Depot, eBay, etc.
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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby wysedav » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:08 am

If your trailer is too light for your springs the ride will be very bouncy and throw every thing around. It also beats up your trailer.
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Re: First Trip Out - How to stop the MESS.

Postby Socal Tom » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:11 pm

This thread might help you out
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