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Quote from: PDX David on July 15, 2019, 06:58:16 PM
So, 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 weight
- If 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.