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Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by hd-10, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. hd-10

    hd-10 1/2 ton status

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    how can you tell the weight cap. of the axles on a trailer?
     
  2. dhcomp

    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    If its a professionally made trailer, there should be a capacity sticker on it somwhere.

    Besides that, only way i would be able to give a rough estimate is by lug pattern........
    I would just assume 8 lug trailer axles would be pretty high capacity (5000lb each?)

    But thats just my 0.02, hope someone else has a better answer for you!
     
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    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    If they were 8 lug I would assume AT LEAST 5k, more likely 7k though. The 5200 pounders on my trailer are 6 lug. I thought they were going to be 8 lug (so I wouldnt need a spare) but oh well.
     
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    and my 5 lug axles are 3500 lbs
     
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    The size of the 5 lug pattern may be an indicator too.
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i have a 10k trailer and its 6 lug with torsion axles. go figure.
     
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    I have a 7K trailer with 6 lugs. Its hard to tell by just looking. A trailer shop might be able to tell by looking at the hub.
     
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    all right found a trailer it is a deck over trailer 20,000 gvw has anyone ever towed with a deck over and or what is the ups and downs of having one over a regular trailer?
     
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    Do you have your Class A licence? If not don't buy a trailer over 10K GVWR to use in California.
     
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    what info do you have to back this? i towed a 32 foot Goose deck over from oregon to yume going down I-5 to I-8 and passed a TON of cops never had a problem. i was doing 5 to 8 MPH over the entire time. i was OVER CGVWR of my dodge as well and nobody said anything. you only need a class A if you are over the weigt limit. then there is much more to it than having just a class A. you will need a trip ticket as well.

    Grant
     
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    the trailer will be regestered in oregon i will look up the gvw limits thanks.
     

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