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Weight of Trailer

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by Hardcore, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Hardcore

    Hardcore 1/2 ton status

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    How much does your trailer weigh? Looking at a 16' dovetail car hauler. Wondering how much weight I have to add to my 5500 lb K5 :doah:

    Description of trailer and weight please :D
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    10 k equipment trailer. weight is 2800 lbs dry. dont forget take the gvw total and subtract the trailer weight and this is what you can hall legaly:p:

    10k trailer 001.jpg

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  3. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 7K GVW 16' + 2' dovetail made with c-channel frame instead of angle. Pressure treated deck. Dry weight is 1600 lbs. So this means I can put 5400 lbs. on it.
     
  4. 6.2Blazer

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    9k, 18' steel deck (2' dove) = 2,500 lbs. empty
     
  5. rich

    rich 1/2 ton status

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    Here's a write-up about a home-made angle-iron trailer with wood deck. It ended up weighing about 2000 pounds. I would say you're looking at 1900-2000 minimum if you go with one that's "lightly" built.

    http://www.nc4x4.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457


    Here's a pic of my trailer, about 14-foot flat with 2-foot dove? Made from some 4-inch channel - built pretty heavy. Full steel deck. Just weighed it this past weekend. A little over 2600 pounds with a 8000 pound winch on the front. It has a pair of 3500 pound axles under it with brakes on one. I need to upgrade to higher capacity axles!

    http://www.triadfoundry.com/richards_pictures/vehicles/jeep_sub_load.jpg
    http://www.triadfoundry.com/richards_pictures/vehicles/tow1.jpg
     
  6. rich

    rich 1/2 ton status

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    sweetk30 - do you have any pics of how your winch mount hooks to the front of your trailer? It looks like it's removeable. Mine is just bolted to the deck, and want to come up with a good way to make a removable mount.
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    whell i welded the up rights to the header. but just need to pop a few welds and the rest will come off. havent finished it yet. when done there will be 4 bbolts on top 2 per side and 2 bolts threw the bottom section.
     

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