Ok a little back story here...
I used to tow my little race car to the drag strip with a car dolly and my old 99 f150 v6. The truck had no power and was getting to be a bit unreliable so I ditched the f150 and the dolly and got my 08 prerunner sr5 and a home made regular style car trailer. The car trailer was a serious POS so I cut it up to better suit my needs. My "race car" is a 91 crx hf fully gutted and weighs around 1700lbs maybe a little less. The trailer in its current state weighs around 1k. After rebuilding the trailer over a period of a couple of months its finally done and were are ready to get back out to the drag strip for some fun!!! My question is how much load angle should there be on the ball of the truck? Should it be just below level or level? How do you guys feel that the truck handles the best? I did load up my much heavier street car yesterday to see how the truck and trailer did around the neighborhood and after backing the car up a bit on the trailer to reduce the load on the ball I got the truck squatting just a touch. I never got above 30mph on my test drive but at lower speeds it towed perfectly. Here are a couple pics. Thanks for the help!!
Cutting up the old trailer
rebuilt without fenders
Almost done with quick release fenders
First time towing with the new truck. My street car on the trailer.
Another angle. you can see the car is about a foot back on the trailer.
Im hoping that with the race car being close to a thousand pounds lighter than the street car that I will be able to put it all the way forward on the trailer which is why I cut two feet off the trailer to begin with. Plus the trailer was very tough to get into my back yard and around a corner when it was full length. Now its a breeze to back in around the corner.
Im also having a tough ttime finding the right 7 pin connector for the trailer to mate to the truck. I bought a 7 pin connector that wasnt even close to right. Any help on that would be greatly appreciated too.
Thanks again guys and gals.