Roof top frame install question

Copasspupil

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So I built my trailer and wondering how or if there’s a specific location to adhere the frame to the trailer itself? Does it really matter. I was planning on placing it in the middle of the trailer but now I wondering if it matters centered or more towards the front.

My question is more of the tent frame then the tent itself.
 

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Upnarms

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I would think as centered over the axle as possible for weight distribution. I think that is what you are asking but I'm confused cause the photo showed a rack already mounted.

I always have water, fuel, propane, or a cooler towards the front of mine to keep that 60/40 split. Always want the front a little heavier to prevent sway.

My rack attaches/ is welded at the 4 corners of the tub frame.
 
Ideally, you want weight centered L/R, and forward of the axle. With 4 bikes, that's ~120lbs tail weight that you'll have to compensate in front. Placing the cooler, water, fuel, etc., up front usually can cover that weight at the beginning of the trip. But not on the way home. I'd slide the RRT and frame more forward.

(fellow Evergreen stater here, too)
 

Copasspupil

Observer
I would think as centered over the axle as possible for weight distribution. I think that is what you are asking but I'm confused cause the photo showed a rack already mounted.

I always have water, fuel, propane, or a cooler towards the front of mine to keep that 60/40 split. Always want the front a little heavier to prevent sway.

My rack attaches/ is welded at the 4 corners of the tub frame.
No it is just resting there. It has not been secured to the trailer as of yet. To clarify, neither the tent nor the frame are secure at the moment. More for looks than anything. I was trying to figure out where it will go.
 
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