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no load hitch ...yes that is what I said

Postby Ron Dickey » Thu May 27, 2004 10:52 pm

Mike had a problem with a hitch being to heavy for his Jetta.

The trailer that has it is to big for T&TTT site the the Ideas are interesting. Made in the USA.

Built in Gilroy CA. and Looking for a new place to build them or a partner is

fold-n-roll

http://www.fold-n-roll.com/front.htm (no longer works)

now if you look at

http://singlewheel.com/

you might get an idea of what type of setups or wheels can be used for front of your trailer.

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Postby mikeschn » Fri May 28, 2004 4:27 am

Hey Ron,

That no hitch load thing looks pretty good. It could solve a lot of problems. It doesn't look like they are quite ready to sell it yet though. But it opens the mind up to other possibilities!

Thanks ron!

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Postby Ron Dickey » Fri May 28, 2004 11:54 pm

mike to answer your question ...It Took me forever to find this then finaly ...


Re: fold-n-roll
http://forums.vmag.com/RVPopups4Sale/messages/61.html

where it was stated

I found this message while searching archives for FOLD-N-ROLL. For more information about the FOLD-N-ROLL see http://www.earthwheels.com (site dose not work). I am working with the founder to bring this
amazing solid walled folding trailer back into production. Less than 100 FOLD-N-ROLLs were produced between 1997 and 1999. FOLD-N-ROLLs set up in less than 60 seconds (my 12 year old
does it in 27 seconds) The are extremely well built and have held up well over time.

: Some FOLD-N-ROLLS were optionally equiped with the exclusive 'no-load' hitch. This set dual road wheels is caster mounted under the trailer tongue and is linked via a steering arm to the hitch
ball mount on the towing vehicle. With no hitch weight and a positive steering mechanism - the trailer tows behind a front wheel drive minivan with amazing ease.

: I just towed a FOLD-N-ROLL from San Jose to Orange County California (approx 400 miles) via Rt 101. Up hill, down hills, winds, semis - the rig was very stable without any sway nor any
feeling of the 'tail wagging the dog'. In fact, other than impact on acceleration, it never felt like I had a trailer attached to the Windstar.

I find no more about his efforts.

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Postby Ron Dickey » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:20 pm

this is not my trailer but I wish it was!!
found a Fold n Roll - for sale. see below
http://s740.photobucket.com/albums/xx46 ... 20trailer/
I put the pixs on my computer it better shows the front wheel. not to excitting inside but the idea is sound. will post them later.
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this trailer has everything you need four burner stove sink two way ref two twin beds sofa turns into a bed a/c small awnig outside shower
posted april 4 2010 cregs list.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/rvs/1677908430.html
18ft 1998 fold and roll 6,500obo - $6500 (concord / pleasant hill / martinez) Califronia

time like this makes me wish I had extra money. so If you want a standy that will fit in your garage...might take a look.
not to pritty but you can pull it with almost anything. No tung weight

I would rether make one then buy one with a Teardrop front and front wheels.
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Postby bobhenry » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:37 am

People , people ,people,

Dust off your copy of Lucy & Desi's long long trailer and watch it again.

The Ricardo's had a no load hitch on the front of that trailer.

The movie shows it in great detail. :rofl:
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Postby doug hodder » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:13 am

There is also one in the movie Beach Party or is it Beach Blanket Bingo? with Frankie and Anette. They are towing a canned ham type Spartan (for the girls only) to the beach with a military deuce and a 1/2. Fun to spot stuff like that in old movies. Doug
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Postby bobhenry » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:11 am

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no load hitch ...yes that is what I said

Postby mezmo » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:01 am

As far as I know, the "helper" wheels taking the hitch
weight load were (are?) called a "dolly" wheel or "dollies". I
remember that a co. named Watson made/sold them
in the 1970s and there were several other makers
over the years, especially in the 1950s when travel trailers
started to grow in size and weight. I recall reading somewhere
that there were problems with tire wear and reliability and
maneuvering/backing up at times depending on the design
and, I'm sure, the maintenance they received.

It'd be interesting to see how the "single wheel" trailer caster type
sprung wheel could be adapted into a similar use on a small
relatively light weight TD a/o TTT to help the smaller tow vehicles
out. I should think that trailer brakes would be required for such
a set up also.
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Re: no load hitch ...yes that is what I said

Postby Ron Dickey » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:44 am

it was made up to or around 2002. The plans were sold to a man who was going to start building them in Southern California but it never came to be. some where there are plans and templates for this trailer.


Mr. Perch had one last tryst with RVs, setting up shop at a Gilroy factory and developing the Fold-N-Roll trailer before health concerns forced him to quit in 2002.

someone bought one and asked for help with the roof but i just study it I do not have one. I have been around to and if I had had the cash there was one for sale in northern CA 2 yrs ago.

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Re: no load hitch ...yes that is what I said

Postby Ron Dickey » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:48 am

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