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Old 05-16-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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Default Approx weight for single axle trailer

Anyone know the approx weight for a single axle trailer? It is a pretty beefy one with a 3" X 4" coupler and large wheels. Carries an Edgewater 15' CC. Tried google w/o luck. Thanks!
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Look on the capacity label. There will be two figures - Capacity and GVWR. Subtract the capacity from the GVWR. That's how much the trailer weighs.
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Thanks Ron. Unfortunately, I think that plate is long gone . . .
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Thanks Ron. Unfortunately, I think that plate is long gone . . .
If you can take the boat off, you can have it weighed. Truck stops, recycling or garbage transfer stations, etc. Look in the phone book.

I had a 24' dual axle galvanized trailer. It weighed 1200 lb. Yours should be less.
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Not fool-proof but check the tires. See what their weight rating is. Some folks uprate their tires by one or two letters which is why this is not fool-proof. Back it down a letter or so and think of that as your comfort zone. Each tire is rated for a fraction of the load, so 2 tires at 500 lb.s = max load 1000 lb.s (as far as the tires are concernned).

I tried to find a link that would give you the numbers for each tire rating but after 20 minutes on Bing and ASK, this is the closest I could get. You may be able to get those values from a store or with more digging, from a tire manufacturer site.

http://www.boatus.com/trailerclub/ar...on_rolling.asp

5. Load Rating
Every tire, be it for car, light truck, motorcycle or boat trailer, has a load rating, with the lightest being “A.” Most boat-trailer tires have load ratings of B, C, or D. For example, a small single-axle boat trailer may use tires with a B load rating that may have a load capacity of 590 pounds. Because there are two tires on the trailer, the total capacity of the tires being used is 1,180 pounds, so the boat, trailer engine, fuel, and equipment can’t weigh more than 1,180 pounds. For single-axle trailers, tires can handle 100 percent of their load rating. For dual-axle trailers, loads must be reduced by 12 percent.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:59 PM   #6
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Approx. 800 pounds
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Alum. or Galv.?
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:21 PM   #8
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I found the tag, but totally faded out. It is painted steel. Has 75R14 tires, no brakes . . .
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Try contacting the manufacturer and give them the id#/sn. Ask them for all the specs including model #, all info you should have anyway. If you have state registration it should be on that since you can't see the tag.
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on the karavan website....just a steel brand i remembered...the 15-17' boat trailer with bunks, 14" wheels and 3x4 tongue weighs about 700 #

you an spec out just about anything online...google is your friend...
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fwiw I have a galv trailer for 15-17' boat. 2690 (gvwr) - 2000 (capacity) = 690 lbs
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Thanks everyone. Great info and help. I'm pretty sure from all your info and some other research that 700 pounds is a close enough guess.
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