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Mobile Home axles

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by kennyw, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Anyone have an idea what a mobile home axle would be rated for? I know there are probably more than one size out there but there is probably some way to get a rough estimate. I bought a set of mobile home axles that came with tires and rims a while back so that I could use the tires/rims to move a house... Now I have a set of nearly new tires and a couple axles laying around and want to put them to good use.
     
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    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Usually 5k.

    Check the rating on the tires. It will give you a good idea as to how much the axle was/is rated for orginally. Unless of course the tires are mixmatched all aorund with different weight ratings.

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Anyone have an idea what a mobile home axle would be rated for? I know there are probably more than one size out there but there is probably some way to get a rough estimate. I bought a set of mobile home axles that came with tires and rims a while back so that I could use the tires/rims to move a house... Now I have a set of nearly new tires and a couple axles laying around and want to put them to good use.

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    The ones I see are usually 6000lbs.
    They could have different ratings but most of what i see is 6000lbs.
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    ugly_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Are you wanting to use them for the trailer discussed in your other post?
     
  5. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Are you wanting to use them for the trailer discussed in your other post?

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    That was one thought but I doubt I could get the capacity needed with the 2 axles I have now. I will probably just build a trailer around the axles I have instead for now. Then buy bigger axles w/duals for the big trailer idea.

    Right now all I have is a bumper pull 20' trailer with 2 3500# axles under it and a poor frame design (converted from an RV). So I need something with a better design and larger capacity for now and will probably build a 20' low deck w/ 10K rated trailer.
     

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