I need some help setting up my trailer to get some of the tongue weight off the vehicle.
I'm towing a 2012 RZR 800, it's pretty stock, just has front bumper, winch, skid plate, some tools and fluids. It's definitely under 1200 lbs.
I'm also towing a 2006 Sportsman 800 X2. It's around 800 lbs with fluids and gear.
I'm using a Polaris brand trailer, the PATV83x14, which weighs 425 lbs.
I tow with a 2006 Lexus RX330, and while I'd love to get a truck, I'm stuck using it for the next couple years.
I usually load up like this:
The vehicle is rated to tow 3500 lbs. I noticed when loading up last weekend that the rear of the vehicle sagged a lot when I was loaded. I did some research, and it turns out the tongue weight is only 350 lbs.
I try to get the RZR as far back on the trailer as possible, but the problem seems to be that most of the weight of the Sportsman is sitting right on the hitch of the vehicle.
I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to how else I can load up the trailer so I can take a bit of load off the vehicle. Would getting an adjustable hitch that raised the ball up a couple inches distribute some of the weight back on the rear axel? Any ideas?