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how much weight do you carry or tow?

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The only thing I notice when my trailer is putting negative load on the hitch is an annoying clatter at the connection. It's hard to load my trailer badly rear weighted. It's a little bit idiot proof in this regard, thankfully.
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I typically haul about 40 to 60 lbs in my trailer (www.redbiketrailer.com) I have carried as much as 120 but that is not pleasant. Almost any trailer will start riding funny at heavier weights. It has it's own weight and enertia that's separate from the bike. although noglider is right it gets a lot uglier the farther off axle you get.
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I'd guess I've gone 160lbs...on my XC, I've taken two kids (125lbs) and picnic gear (35lbs: food, propane, grille). Sometimes I've loaded picnic gear, one kid on the snapdeck, and towed the burley bee with another kid behind my XC for roughly the same tonnage. I have yet to do a grocery run that reaches that mass. Kitty litter and food tops about 75lbs. I've probably lugged 45-55lbs of groceries on the XC. Toting the christmas tree was definitely not the heaviest load I've lugged, and that was with one kid on the back (95lbs I'd est).
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