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Located a trailer, want to see what you guys think.

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by sled_dog, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Located a trailer last night for myself. Its 79" wide, 16' long, double axle good brakes, 15" wheels, and with a good title and all. Axles are rated 10k a piece, good wood deck, has no ramps but I can make some quick. They are asking $800, just want to see what you guys think of that price. Seems reasonable to me. My dad has a trailer but hes always using it and its an older narrower one, its like 73 or 74" wide, and the K5 with smaller tires pretty much didn't fit, now with IROKs theres no way thats happning.
     
  2. 6.2Blazer

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    It will be too narrow for a Blazer, especially with wider than stock tires and wheels, but might work with drive-over fenders or some deck widening.
     
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    15" wheels and axles rated at 10K each? I don't think any 15" tires could hold 5,000 lbs. each (or wheels for that matter). They might be 5K axles x2= 10K total. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    15" wheels and axles rated at 10K each? I don't think any 15" tires could hold 5,000 lbs. each (or wheels for that matter). They might be 5K axles x2= 10K total. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Didn't catch that the first time........I kinda' doubt the trailer is rated for 20,000 lbs. with 15" tires.
     
  5. sled_dog

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    its about 4" wider than my dad's so I don't know. As for the axle rating, yeah I took that with one hell of a grain of salt. Whatever, I'm sure it would handle my K5 thats the heaviest thing it would ever see. It has no fenders right now, so I would build driveover fenders. Can't decide, they had another one with no deck for $200, little longer, could build a suitable one out of that.
     
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    the one i use has a 69" wide deck, and it has rails, it barely fits with stock tires. it clears the 10bolt hubs by about 1/8" on either side. a 79" wide deck should work just fine, depending on what back spacing you have.
     
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    Mine is 83" wide at the fenders and my 16" wide Swampers on 10s will fit between them, though barely.
     
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    The deck on my trailer is 83" wide and my 13" wide Swampers on 10" rims (about 4" BS) will not fit.....outside of front tire to the other is 86" on mine. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I have 83" between my fenders and I have to drive over the fenders.
    Some of my tires on each side is hanging off the trailer...can't remember exact measurment on how much hanging off, but it's not a lot.
    Boss
     
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    Btw, maybe they meant 10K gvw trailer???
    16' is kinda short in my book though...
    I have a 18' + 2' (dove), and it's just right for my blazer.
    Boss
     
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    eh it is too narrow. Its wider than my dad's but I measured, from some inner tread spot on the IROKs to the same spot on the otherside is 83" so yeah I need something bigger or else the IROKs will probably just slip over the sides.
     
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    rims size don't mean nothing. Lug count does. This is pretty true but there are exceptions.
    4 lug is 2500lb max usualy
    5 lug is a max of 3500lb.
    6 lug is the one to guess about usualy 3500 but can be as much as 4500. A 225 75 15 ttrailer tire is usualy rated 2540lb.
    8 lug is usualy a 5-6k axle.

    Take money off the value if it has car tires on it. Trailer tires are different. WHen you start dealing with 4k of weight you don't want car tires at all. You want a tire thet is a ST tire rated for a trailer.
     
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    All the 10k and 12k trailers I looked at had 6 lug wheels. Only reason mine has 8 lug wheels/tires is that it has 7,000 lb axles.
     

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