The potential problem of a short tongued trailer...
So my oldest son was going on a last fishing trip before going off to college and was using my car (Sorento) to pull our old 4x8 utility trailer . He had loaded up and was heading out of the house to my final admonitions about safety. A moment later he came back in the house, white as a sheet, and could only tell me that I needed to go outside. I went out to the driveway and saw the SUV and trailer in the middle of our street, partially turned, with the bow of a kayak stuck through where the back window should have been.
I think I freaked my son out because I immediately burst into laughter, knowing full well how close I had come to doing that same thing more than once. It was a good reminder not to get in such a hurry.
Maybe I should go ahead and add that tongue extender on my new trailer