Tongue length


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What are you guys running for tongue length on you flatbeds? Measured from the bed to coupler?

From what I've seen mine is much longer than most out there (that's what she said). I'm considering shortening mine but would like to know what's normal before I take on the project.


NAXJA Member #771
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Looks like about 44" from a drawing I did, I can measure later...

I'd say longer is better, unless it won't fit where you wanna park it.



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Longer is better, it should be roughlyproportional to the trailer legnth. I had a custom utility trailer made and had the same question. The shorter the tongue the more weight your tow vehicle must hold up. Longer tongue reduces tongue weight.