I received the updated stove drawer and reinforcement brackets about 3 weeks ago from Matt. Took about 3 weeks after I contacted him.
They are very aware of this thread. I was sure to discuss it with them when bringing up my issues, assuming it would escalate the issue. It appeared to.I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and wait longer for a response. Wonder if Smittybilt is aware of this thread as I'm sure many people have purchased the trailer based on the discussion here, myself included. It would go a long way to see them taking care of their customers.
Congrats amigo, and welcome to the other side...
The handling characteristics of the trailer would change. It would track closer to the tow vehicle when turning. But backing up would become more difficult as shorter trailers require less input and respond faster. Like @Silverback07 said, I'd lengthen the front receiver as well, for his reasoning and to make it where I could get in the back of the jeep.So I was thinking, I know a dangerous thing, what about shortening the tongue? If e spare tire is mounted on the rear then that space could be " cut" out of the tongue and lower the tongue weight that much more. The whole lever arm thing. Any thoughts?