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Old December 16th, 2017, 10:04 AM
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Sankey Trailer & its uses

Hey all,
Gotten a Sankey and thinking on putting a quad in it at some point ,anyone do this?

Trying to justify keeping it with an expeted use other than holding extra parts or storage.

Had a few bad experiences with it due to upper A arm bushing and looking for pics of your uses, plenty of pics on Google images but not too many others than for sale pics,
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Old December 16th, 2017, 10:49 AM
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You'll need to cut in a tailgate and your quad will need to fit between the inside wheel wells.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 10:52 AM
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Is a Sankey big enough for a quad? I would expect it would flip over pretty easily.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 11:57 AM
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Maybe just get a bike, trying to find a use for it.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 12:07 PM
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Henery - is it a wide track or narrow track? Obviously a wide-track will already have tailgate cut in. I've got a narrow track, with a custom cut tailgage *and* dual galvanized ramps that sit in the drain holes. I can try to dig up some pics and/or get you measurements of the custom cut tailgate if need be.

If yours is a wide-track I'd expect a quad would fit in no problems, a narrow track you'd just have to compare measurements but I think you'd be able to make a smaller one fit.

As far as stability, mine lives loaded with camping gear & spare parts, and also has a load rack w/ RTT on it...AND running 255s. Zero issues with stability, even at highway speeds or long trips. Zero.
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I think the issue with a quad in a sankey will be the bed length.
My Yamaha Big Bear only fit in my 130 with the tailgate down.
Personally as easy as they are to flip over,
I wouldnt put a a bike in one.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 03:49 PM
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I would think it would be top heavy with a 4 wheeler in it.
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Old December 16th, 2017, 06:23 PM
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Totally understand the flip issues, live through a near flip in St Louis and again on Oklahoma then found training vid of how and why it happend leaving me with the question of wjat to use it for.
Maybe try RTT setup again with good A-arm bush to see how it goes or just sell it n move on.
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Totally understand the flip issues, live through a near flip in St Louis and again on Oklahoma then found training vid of how and why it happend leaving me with the question of wjat to use it for.
Maybe try RTT setup again with good A-arm bush to see how it goes or just sell it n move on.
So what was the 'how & why'? Granted, I've got the "nose" of the Sankey weighted with lots of (heavy) spare parts...so I'm sure that tongue weight helps, and its setup to slope down a little towards the tongue as well (recommended by the Brit military). And the rest is filled with camping gear/etc so plenty of other down weight, but in the many many thousands of miles I've done even at highway speeds never had an issue with this setup (even on taller 255s):
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I've got a narrow track, with a custom cut tailgage *and* dual galvanized ramps that sit in the drain holes. I can try to dig up some pics and/or get you measurements of the custom cut tailgate if need be.
Also, here's some early pics before I started tweaking the trailer that show the custom tailgate and ramps:
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What about putting some small road tires for a honda civic (205/55R16) on it and using a drop hitch?

I would think that the biggest problem with the OP is not flipping, but getting the quad or bike into the trailer. What a pain in the butt It's like trying to load a quad or bike into the bed of a pickup. A lot of effort.

Have you considered buying a cheap utility trailer running 13 inch tires instead?
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Brit Military prefer a slight nose down attitude with Sankeys. So that looks good to me. A little nose heavy works well.
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Nose down shifts the weight to the tongue, key with such a short tall trailer.
Made the mistake of asking Trey to throw some firewood in the sankey going to a MAR one year.
I had all the gear in big Hardigg's forward in the trailer so he filled the void in the rear. Trailer whipped back and forth mercilessly if you went over 50. Fortunately the event was 45 miles away and we stuck to back roads.

What quad can you fit in a sankey ?
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https://youtu.be/F9Yzp9jyJos

About 9 min mark for those that haven't experienced it,
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