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Typical weight difference between tandem dual and tandem single?

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by PJTPW, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. PJTPW

    PJTPW 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a line on a 24 ft tandem dual gooseneck that is fairly cheap. I don't really need the dual wheels, and wanted to know how much weight difference there is in a tandem dual and tandem single trailer?

    I know that's kind a loaded question based on construction etc, but what's a ball park estimate?

    Trying to figure out if it's worth towing the extra weight / rolling mass or not.

    Thanks,

    Ryan
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    What is the GVWR? Most tandem duals I've seen are 20,000 lbs, and pretty damn heavy empty.
     
  3. miniwally

    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ryan don't do it.
    Trust me on this. Buy the lightest weight lowest deck trailer that you can find that will safely carry your truck. If I were you I would stay away from a deck over goose neck. Try to find one that is a low deck that you will need to drive over the fenders.

    My .02
     
  4. Pookster

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    My PJ's has removable fenders for just this purpose (well, maybe it wasnt designed for that purpose, but it does work... )
     
  5. j20m715

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    My 33 foot tandem dual weighed around 7k empty.

    I have a 20 foot gooseneck that is alot easier to pull.
    I think it weighs around 2200.

    It really depends on what your wanting to hual with it & where you want to take it.

    After having both & if I only need to haul one at a time, I much prefer the 20 foot tandem axle single wheel.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    After having both & if I only need to haul one at a time, I much prefer the 20 foot tandem axle single wheel.

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    That's what I got, its a bumper pull but she pulls awesome. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. chevyracing

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    Probably going to be more to the weight difference than just the axles because a trailer with 10k axles will more than likely have a stouter frame...

    go to dexter trailer axles website and look at the shipping weights on the axles, that may help.

    John
     
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    I have a trailer built to 20k specs with 14k axles so I can pull it without a class A license... It weighs 4460 empty. I won't ever pull another tag style trailer again, gooseneck deck over all the way!!!
     

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