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Old 11-02-2005, 04:03 AM   #1
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I'm not going to mention the manufacturer, brand or model, but I just don't get the the weights on the specifications. I'm going to use what is directly off of the manufacturer specs.

The type of trailer is a 5er. One model trailer and a GVWR of 18,000# and an est. pin weight of 3,000#. GAWR is 6,000 # with L/R-G tires. Assuming the tow vehicle will absorb the 3,000 # pin weight that still leaves 15,000 to distribute on the axles. Yet a smaller model has 16,000 # GVWR and 2,500 # est. pin weight and comes with 7,000 # axles albeit L/R-E tires. Seems to me that the 7,000 # axles should be on the larger trailer as they are not enough. Can the weight range of the tires really elevate the rating of the axle?

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I'm not going to mention the manufacturer, brand or model, but I just don't get the the weights on the specifications. I'm going to use what is directly off of the manufacturer specs.

The type of trailer is a 5er. One model trailer and a GVWR of 18,000# and an est. pin weight of 3,000#. GAWR is 6,000 # with L/R-G tires. Assuming the tow vehicle will absorb the 3,000 # pin weight that still leaves 15,000 to distribute on the axles. Yet a smaller model has 16,000 # GVWR and 2,500 # est. pin weight and comes with 7,000 # axles albeit L/R-E tires. Seems to me that the 7,000 # axles should be on the larger trailer as they are not enough. Can the weight range of the tires really elevate the rating of the axle?

I just don't get it!


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Are you sure the larger model isn't a triple axle arrangement (6,000 x 3 = 18,000 lbs total GAWR, ignoring tire ratings) and the smaller isn't a double axle (7,000 x 2 = 14,000 lbs total GAWR, ignoring tire ratings)?

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Rusty.

Need to look again. This particular manufacturer did away with triple axles but use tandem dually axles (by now you may have figured out who it is). But even at that, they are still 6000# axles.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by K-Star:
Rusty.

Need to look again. This particular manufacturer did away with triple axles but use tandem dually axles (by now you may have figured out who it is). But even at that, they are still 6000# axles. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>OK, you have me scratching my head at that one!

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i figure it must be a mis-print in the spec sheet.
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Don't trust the SPEC sheet. Go to the dealer and actually look at one of the 5vrs you are talking about. Then look in the cabinate to see what the attached Spec sheet states, also look at the sticker on the drivers side front qtr panel to see what the actual GVRW is.
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I think those are 8000 lb axles on the one that has changed to dual wheels.
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