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Unread 11-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #16
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I use a 16ft utility trailer, its got 3500lb axles, should have got brakes on one of the axles. but can add them,
Pull it with a 1/2 ton chevy p/u, I think it pulls just fine, got the trailer for $1248.00 new with new wheels and used car tires, second time I used it to haul jeep had a flat.
Just bought 5 new 8 ply trailer tires for it, so hopefully no more flats.
I think my friends and family use it more than I do, gonna have some stickers made up that say: NOT FOR HIRE/LOAN
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Unread 11-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #17
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Do you really use that trailer without brakes...and a 1/2 ton truck?
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Unread 11-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #18
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I use an ex-uhaul car hauler, not real pleased with the surge brakes but since the center is open it really isn't good for hauling anything but vehicles nobody asks to borrow it.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 06:46 AM   #19
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Here's mine



Curtain sider, 2.5M wide, Elec brakes on both axles with 12" 6 stud drums, tilts, 6000lb winch, tool box, battery system, solar panel. Sides become a verandah. Sleeps about 20 (if they are friends
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Unread 11-30-2012, 07:00 AM   #20
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I use a Foster 18' deck equipment trailer. Guy I got it from said it was a 5 ton trailer.



Needs some paint but we use it to pick up all kinds of stuff

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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:15 AM   #21
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5 ton trailer would have 8 lug axles. Check the data plate on the tongue for the rated weight.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:31 AM   #22
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5 ton trailer would have 8 lug axles. Check the data plate on the tongue for the rated weight.
I don't agree with this. My enclosed 24' toy hauler/cargo trailer has 2, 5000# axles, they are 6 lug. For a GVW of 10,000 #'s , or 5 tons.

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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #23
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I believe most 7k axles are 8 lug. Believe it or not my 6k axles are 5x5.5 lug, same as a CJ
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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #24
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The trailer I borrow all the time to move my junk around has a 5 ton rating, but has 8 lug axles. This may vary per manufacturer.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:52 AM   #25
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The trailer I borrow all the time to move my junk around has a 5 ton rating, but has 8 lug axles. This may vary per manufacturer.
That's what I would think. Mine are torsion axles.
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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
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2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 11-30-2012, 08:58 AM   #26
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These are leaf sprung. It rides nice. We added shocks to the axles to control "bounce".
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Unread 12-03-2012, 03:57 PM   #27
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I just bought a 16 foot Finish Line Elite with fancy LED lights last wednesday. Used it for the first time yesterday. Pulls great. 3500# axles, brakes on all wheels. I need to get a weight distribution hitch though. I cannot yet afford a dedicated tow rig.



I also bought the Macs Tie Downs Ultra kit in black. Makes tying down SOOOO much easier. Got the chain hook extensions, and loops right into my stake pockets.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #28
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There are all kinds of oddball axles out there, especially when it comes to older trailers. Homebuilts with mobile home axles are another type that you never can tell what they are rated for.

I traded a welding bed for an open car hauler. It has mobile home axles under it (which I hate) getting ready to order two 6000# dexters torflexs for it. Why so heavy you ask? We live by go big or go home, and the 10 ply trailer tires, and the 8 lug wheels are very plentiful and easy to come by 'round here Also, I like to run the same bolt pattern wheels on my trailers that I have on the truck. That has got me out of a jam more than once. 6000# is the smallest axle I can get and get the 8x6.5 bolt pattern,(in a torflex axle anyway)

We are building a trailer at work, using 2 torflex axles. Gonna see how it turns out, then decide if I want them.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 04:49 PM   #29
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That's what I would think. Mine are torsion axles.

You like those axles? Getting ready to build a trailer at work, just ordered two 6000# torflex for it.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #30
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I don't agree with this. My enclosed 24' toy hauler/cargo trailer has 2, 5000# axles, they are 6 lug. For a GVW of 10,000 #'s , or 5 tons.

Bill

My dad's 24' toy hauler is 10000 gvw with 5 lugs, they vary from manufacturer, I believe. He was asking me for a 5 lug wheel this summer, for it.

Me, I like 8 x 6.5 on everything, but my middle name is "overkill"
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