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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:37 am 
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Just picked up a new pa14 with a double trailerex trailer. The trailer seems about 3 feet longer than it needs to be. Can it be shortened easily?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:07 pm 
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yes with the right tools it can be shortened.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:29 pm 
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How? Besides undoing where the two sections are joined and cutting it shorter. It looks like the carriage can be moved forward a few feet. Is this correct?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:15 pm 
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The main center beam can be cut to any length you desire. It's a simple, straight extrusion. If you have a cold cut saw it will take 15 seconds. If you have to use a hacksaw, it will take maybe 3 minutes. You can cut from either end, or from the middle. If you cut from the middle, take pains to get a nice, straight cut.

And remember, you can always take off more, but it's a pain to put any back on. Measure twice, even three times, and cut once. Make sure you aren't removing length that you may need for any reason.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:24 pm 
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I shortened the tongue on my trailer and regret it everytime I need to back-up :x


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:18 pm 
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islandspeed2001 wrote:
I shortened the tongue on my trailer and regret it everytime I need to back-up :x

I was warned just what Island speed said. I'm glad I didn't cut mine.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:45 pm 
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If you add a couple of bicycle safety flags or some other vertical poles elevated to say 40" or more, so you can see/ID the last crossbar on the trailer....the vision issue is solved :wink:
I did this with my Trailex trailer and I have no backing/sight issues.

The extra long trailer tongue was a pain the the arse with my Outback.

I also cut 8" off the front cross cross member as I kept running into it and my legs were not happy after an encounter.

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