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Old 12-11-2015, 06:56 AM   #281
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:18 AM   #282
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Nice looking rig Thunderfoot, if I may ask, what does your trailer weigh? I've considered a stacker trailer, but my coach says the hitch is only rated for 10,000 lbs. I know I have plenty of motor, but figured the weight of one of those trailers would exceed my hitch rating by the time I have a vehicle and a few things loaded in it. I appreciate any info. Randy
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Nice looking rig Thunderfoot, if I may ask, what does your trailer weigh? I've considered a stacker trailer, but my coach says the hitch is only rated for 10,000 lbs. I know I have plenty of motor, but figured the weight of one of those trailers would exceed my hitch rating by the time I have a vehicle and a few things loaded in it. I appreciate any info. Randy
Randy, I won't speak specific to Thunderfoot's trailer, but when I was looking at them prior to purchasing my Haulmark Edge race trailer there was some variations between manufacturers.

Keep this in mind, I was looking at 26' stackers from various manufactures made of varying components but all optioned out the same. Also keep in mind that this was in 2008 when I ordered my new trailer and I am going off memory and may be off a pound here or there.

My findings were of manufactureres of steel framed and aluminum skinned/lined trailers with a 14' interior lift (Stinger or Gemini seemed to be the most popular brand lifts and weights of each were comparable), a 26' triple axle was dry around 9k pounds give or take a few pounds. These were Haulmark, Progressive and RPM were the ones I researched. These ranged in price range of $40k-$55k, depending on a few variables/options.

Now move up to an aluminum framed 26' stacker weighing approx. 6k pounds. The brands I looked at were inTech, ATC and especially T&E Race trailers. These started closer to around $60k and went closer to $85k. Way the hell out of my price range. But bad ass trailers none the less.

I found a very nicely equipped used 26' Haulmark stacker about 6-months after ordering my 2008 26' Haulmark Edge tag trailer and they still wanted just over $40k. It had triple 7k pound axles and I calculated loaded with my sand/race car AND my toad it would be high teens (18k~ish) fully loaded.

Way more than I wanted to tow.

I don't know if that is helpful or not but that was just my findings. I am sure Thunderfoot will chime in with his ACTUAL weights. Mine were based off of listed curb weights and known contents weights, not actual at the scale weights.

The last comment above about more weight than I wanted to tow is just my personal opinion.

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That looks a bit "fridgid".

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That looks a bit "fridgid".

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Yes, it was out of character. We went to Colleyville to retrieve the MADP from having some windows replaced. We decided to wait out the snow and ice at the Vineyards RV resort in Grapevine. They have had a rough time of it due to flooding in the Spring and again recently.
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Yes, it was out of character. We went to Colleyville to retrieve the MADP from having some windows replaced. We decided to wait out the snow and ice at the Vineyards RV resort in Grapevine. They have had a rough time of it due to flooding in the Spring and again recently.
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scottybdivin, We went up to a casino for the evening on Valintines last year. It was 15-20 degrees.
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Thanks Mike, Scotty, Randy, and Tim for the kind words. The old rig has served us well for many years and is still going strong albeit in a more conventional RV role than in years past.

Randy, Mike's earlier post regarding his trailer research is spot on. When we decided a stacker was in our future back in 2000 they were fairly rare and expensive. After some research we decided it wouldn't be that difficult to build one from scratch and we could position the axles for the desired loaded tongue weight plus build in the strength & durability to survive many years and miles on the road. The trailer is a 28' box with a 60" extended tongue. It doesn't require a WDH nor any type of sway bar as the axle positioning worked out perfectly with tongue weight in the 800# range. For the record, trailer mfgs at that time would not alter their predetermined axle location and many trailers had/have excessive tongue weight, IMO.

As far as weight is concerned it's heavy by design. I've owned many trailers since the early 70's and most have a finite lifespan. Aluminum frame trailers are very nice & lite and I still own a few all aluminum 53' drop decks. They have all cracked at one time or another while the hybrids (steel frame, alum deck) fare much better over time. My racing friends that have the all aluminum car haulers, whether a stacker or not, have all had issues once the trailers got a little age on 'em. I built the stacker to last, not to have the lightest trailer out there.

I do not recommend exceeding the mfgrs specs as delivered for the hitch or towing capacities. That said, fabricators, racers, and DIY types improve the hitch, attachment points, frame rails, brakes, etc to safely tow above the mfgs recommendations on a regular basis.

Rather than further hijack this thread I have attached a link. If you haven't read the thread below and are interested in learning all sides of this issue I recommend you give it a look. If you would like more specific info shoot me a PM.

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We looked at a HaulMark stacker. The curb weight was 12,000 so out of our weight class. We purchased an inTech with a curb weight of 6,300. Couldn't be happier.
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