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Unread 27th May 2017   #1
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drawbar suspension?

Yesterday being towed through a town centre, I saw a large burger bar trailer with four wheels, close coupled and towed by a Transits. What caught my eye, was that over the bumps, the trailer body seemed to wobble fore and aft, with regards to the drawbar/ A frame. It looked as if the A frame was either not firmly connected to the body, or it was so heavily loaded it was bending, or there was some sort of suspension between the two parts.

Which might it have been?
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Hi Harry. If it was and A Frame as fitted to cars behind motorhomes then it pivots on the mounting points to the car which allows movement up and down.
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Hi Harry. If it was and A Frame as fitted to cars behind motorhomes then it pivots on the mounting points to the car which allows movement up and down.
No, it couldn't have been that type of A frame, the trailers wheels were close coupled, as in 4x wheels, but not much gap between the wheels on a side and under the centre of the trailer - so the draw bar would be taking some of the weight, as with a conventional caravan.

I was side on to it, as it progressed and I could see the angle of the A frame moving slightly in relation to body. It was in traffic, so not moving very fast and on a less than smooth surface.

I am now convinced it was probably well over loaded and the A frame was simply flexing. Maybe a DIY conversion of a used close coupled caravan chassis.
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Don't ifor Williams make those trailers maybe there web page will show them
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Don't ifor Williams make those trailers maybe there web page will show them
Probably, but the www.iwt.co.uk site is off line at the moment.
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Probably, but the www.iwt.co.uk site is off line at the moment.
I emailed IWT and they are not even slightly interested in offering any sort of help, unless the trailer is one of theirs and I can quote a chassis number.
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