Started by PDX David, July 15, 2019, 06:58:16 PM
Quote from: PDX David on July 15, 2019, 06:58:16 PMSo, to my questions:If the maximum load of the single axle is 2,500 lbs. - how can it be that the "dry" weight of the trailer exceeds that number by 870 lbs.?This question doesn't make any sense with tandem axles.If the maximum load of the single axle is 2,500 lbs. - how can the gross vehicle weight rating be 4,842 lbs.?Gross vehicle weight is generally axle ratings x2 = 5,000 lbs or tire rating x 4 plus 10% for tongue weightIf the maximum load of the single axle is 2,500 lbs. - how can the manufacturer put a sticker (as required by law) on the trailer stating that "the weight of cargo should never exceed 2,250 lbs."?Cargo load is GVW less trailer dry weight.If this were your trailer, what would you consider a maximum & safe weight to tow?Probably tire rating x 4 or axle rating x2, whichever is lower. Forget the +10% for tongue weight.Thanks.............David
Quote from: Mitch on July 15, 2019, 07:14:06 PMSo you're saying you have single axle 16TBS with a 2500 lb axle? If the answer is yes they put the wrong axle on it I think.
Quote from: DavidM on July 15, 2019, 07:34:49 PMI am a little confused. Do you have tandem axles or not. A single axle with a rating of 2,500 lbs won't carry a 16 TBS. So here are my answers for a tandem axle trailer:
Quote from: DavidM on July 16, 2019, 01:10:17 PMThere should be a sticker on the axle giving its model number and weight rating. If it really is a 2,500 lb rated single axle on a 16TBS then take it back to the dealer, park it on his lot until LL replaces that axle. The dry weight of the 16TBS was approximately 3,000 lbs. The GVWR of the single axle 16TBS was about 4,000 lbs. It would take at least a 3,600 lb rated single axle to carry that weight.Also check your tire rating. They should be about 2,000 lbs each.David
Quote from: Mitch on July 16, 2019, 12:39:01 PMI believe that the 16 foot model was a double axle when it was originally released back in 2012-2013, then after Thor purchased Livin-Lite some of the 16's were single axle and some were double axle depending on the inside layout. That is all unimportant, if your axle is a 2500 lb axle then they installed the wrong axle. My 2013 13QBB has a 3000lb axle and that was the standard axle so there's no way they would have spec'd a 2500 lb for a larger single axle trailer.
Quote from: ADR on July 20, 2019, 06:19:55 PMJust for reference my 2018 16TBS has a single 4400lb Dexter axle.
Quote from: PDX David on July 21, 2019, 06:48:51 PMQuote from: ADR on July 20, 2019, 06:19:55 PMJust for reference my 2018 16TBS has a single 4400lb Dexter axle.Interesting, and that's what I would expect mine should have been. What size tires? Mine are 205 /75 R14.Thanks.............David