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Old 02-10-2019, 11:05 PM   #21
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Take it to a scale and weigh the axles separately.

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Old 02-10-2019, 11:11 PM   #22
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Could drive by my local landfill or the metal recycling place.


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We have a storage and moving company here with a scale, they give you a stamped ticket with weight of each axle for 15 bucks.

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First thing I do is put load range G tires on a trailer. Rated at 4800 lbs each at 100 psi.

I haul over my trailer weight on occasion, but between the tires and transferring some more weight to the pin, I don't worry about it.

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Could drive by my local landfill or the metal recycling place.


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Our recycler weighs mine for free.

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Another thing about trailer tires, most are rated for 75 or 80 mph.

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i never cared .big deal .about 10yrs ago i had to stop . every once in awhile thats an issue . another thing with trailers throughout my life is how often the brakes are not there . common reason when i was younger in constr was due to trailer being lent out and someone monkeyed with the cord .less common but something to consider ,cord end gets corosion .i now have a cover on it and put vasoline on the pins . anyhow due to those examples and also connectors coming loose I now really value brakes on the towing truck . My point -hauling no big deal ,oh I bent an axel once ,blown tires but brakes - ability to stop becomes a real issue when you need to stop .
I lived in snow country when I was young .never had trailer go out on me in ice ,I do not imagine thats fun for those who have .
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Another thing about trailer tires, most are rated for 75 or 80 mph.

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Most are rated for 65mph max on your average cargo/ utility trailer with a 225/15 or less tire size.
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Most are rated for 65mph max on your average cargo/ utility trailer with a 225/15 or less tire size.
Thatís expressway exit speed.....

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If you go breaks, maybe look at the disc option.
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I heard it was illegal to drive faster than 55 mph when pulling a trailer in California.
Izzat true?
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I heard it was illegal to drive faster than 55 mph when pulling a trailer in California.
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If tue another reason Iíll never go to California.

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I never got any tickets
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First thing I do is put load range G tires on a trailer. Rated at 4800 lbs each at 100 psi.

I haul over my trailer weight on occasion, but between the tires and transferring some more weight to the pin, I don't worry about it.

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First thing after this job is over I'm headed to the tire shop. I'm sure the tires that came with it are more than likely garbage. Tires never crossed my mind. Looking back it should've been the first thing I changed,


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I never got any tickets
Me either......

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Yes all semis and autos with trailers 55. He's the brakes I purchased. I think they will be sufficient for what I'm using the trailer for.


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First thing after this job is over I'm headed to the tire shop. I'm sure the tires that came with it are more than likely garbage. Tires never crossed my mind. Looking back it should've been the first thing I changed,


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Probably has ST 205's on it. They'll be 4 ply. Upgrading to ST225's will bump you up to 10 ply & be sufficient for what you're hauling.
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They'll work just fine.

You'll need to change the plug on the trailer umbilical cord and the socket on the tow vehicle if they are flat 4's. You'll need at least a 5 pin. Your truck may have a round 7, match the trailer to it.

You'll need to run the brake wiring (normally SAE 12 ga, blue positive from the controller, SAE white 12ga. ground), the ground is very important.

Brake controller if you do not have one already, Tekonsha---Prodigy.

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I think the tires it came with are load C rated radials.


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They'll work just fine.

You'll need to change the plug on the trailer umbilical cord and the socket on the tow vehicle if they are flat 4's. You'll need at least a 5 pin. Your truck may have a round 7, match the trailer to it.

You'll need to run the brake wiring (normally SAE 12 ga, blue positive from the controller, SAE white 12ga. ground), the ground is very important.

Brake controller if you do not have one already, Tekonsha---Prodigy.

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My truck came with a trailer package. Truck has both 3 pin and 7.


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