I'm looking for a utility trailer to tow behind my 1998 Wrangler 4.0L 5speed with towing package. I understand the towing capacity is 2000 lbs.
Does anyone know approximately how much a standard 6 x 10 utility trailer with wooden floor, 2x3 frame, and a 3500 lb axle would weigh? I've asked at trailer stores where they supposedly build their own, and even they don't know. People have guessed 500-800 lbs. I want to tow an 1100 lb ZTR mower (rarely) with the trailer, so I need the combination to be within the 2000 lb limit. Just me in the Jeep, no other significant cargo weight.
I have a 6x10 trailer with a wooden deck,
but it doesn't have a 3500lb axle,
I think its only 1500 or so.
Anyway the trailer only weighs max 400lbs.
I don't think you have to worry about pulling that mower and trailer.
My dads jeep has a 2000lb towing package and he pulls two skis that weigh 700lbs each and a rather large trailer. His does fine.
I actually think it is the same year as yours. Eitherway, I don't think its a problem.
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800 lbs. seems a little extreme to me. I'd put more towards 500 max. I've got a 4 x 8 trailer that the previous owner made to withstand the apocalypse with a huge beefy frame and rails. Last week a buddy and I picked it up to flip it on its side in my driveway and it didn't give us any trouble.
If you end up finding one and want to get a precise weight just find a truck weigh station on the highway and drive on. Those things are always active even when the stations are closed.
I own a 5x10' Eagle tiltbed with the 3500 pound axle, brakes, and a wood deck. It weighs right around 800 pounds empty.
the difference between a 2950 axle and 3500 pound axle is the brakes... here in WA anyway, all trailers over 3000 pounds must have brakes, so two identical trailers - one without brakes and one with brakes, will have ratings of 2950 and 3500, respectively.
You might think brakes on a little trailer are silly, but guess what - it makes a difference.