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Subject: What causes some trailers to fishtail?

Date: Fri Aug 10 22:54:24 2001
Posted by Pat
Grade level: nonaligned School: Dow Corning Corp.
City: Midland State/Province: MI Country: 48640
Area of science: Physics
ID: 997498464.Ph

I have seen trailers on vehicles that pull very smoothly, while others tend to 
sway back and forth, or fishtail. What is the physics that causes one to be 
stable and the other not?

Re: What causes some trailers to fishtail?

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