What if you were leaned hard into a corner? I'd rather have the swivel and a trailer on its lid than the energy of the rotating mass trying to take me over. It's an energy...and that energy has to go somewhere. If the rotation is limited by the coupler, that energy is applied to the hitch and then the attachement points on the bike. If you are using a subframe mounted hitch, then the energy is applied into the subframe. Then its a matter of finding the weakest link in the chain.StaticJolt said:I wonder if the trailer would have stayed upright if the swivel hitch wasn't there.
I have whacked a 4x4 with the trailer wheel after just missing it with the bike. The trailer bounced from wheel to wheel and I did feel it hard but controllable on the bike.