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Old 06-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does V nose realLy tow better???

Im old fashioned and like my rounded front trailers but I'm seeing everything now is vee nose. Do they really tow that much better?
Also they all have flat roofs, do they hold up as well as the bowed roofs under a good snow?


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Old 06-15-2015, 02:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good question cause....I.M.O. i think the v nose is a sales pitch, I've heard people say you'll get better fuel mileage bla bla bla hell if thats the case make v nose 5ther i like the traditional box trailers with rounded corners...back to the mpg myth if a person wanted better fuel mileage they wouldn't be towing period

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I went from a square nose to a v- nose last fall and haven't noticed any difference in towing or mpg's. I have only towed it three or four times. I went with the v-nose for ground clearance and it fits better in my garage.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Tear drop most aerodynamic shape.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If the trailer has smooth sides and all corners rounded that is about as good as it gets. I sold my V-nose last year I puta barrel of alcohol in the nose it was nice for that but I do not believe the mileage was different.
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my son has two work trailers they tow, along with a cargo trailer of mine. One work trailer is a V nose, the others not. He hasn't noticed any difference in towing them. Either from a mileage difference or handling. However it can be a royal PITA to hook up WD bars on a V nose. Some have No room for snap up brackets so you end up with a pin and have to jack the trailer up enough to completely unload the bars, then attach the chain, rather than only partially unloading the bars with the jack.

Some have realised the problem and have a way to put a regular snap up bracket on the tongue frame.
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V-nose is nice in a snowmobile trailer because you can just drive through with the front ramp.
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I went from a 2006 Rockwood 8280SS that was 30' and weighed 8500 lbs to a 2014 Crusader 325res that is 36' and weighs 12000. I haven't noticed any mpg gain but, pulling more weight. The Crusader is very aerodynamic. With the Rockwood every time a truck passed it would move a lot. The Crusader doesn't flinch.
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Even the teardrop trailers have flat sides, if they made a trailer with rounded sides it
would probably handle much better. Thats why planes are rounded, even though flat
sides would give them better cargo/passenger loading.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks all. Don't like the look of the v-nose nor the flat roof (worry about snow) and i will stick with my old style trailers.

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