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Should 3,500 lb or 5,200 lb Timbren Axle-Less System be Used for over 3,600 lbs of Loaded Trailer


looking at building a 5 x 8 off road trailer, with the weight of trailer and all gear, drawers, hardware, water and fuel tanks, etc. my weight comes in a bit over 3600 lbs. is the HD 3500 with 10 ply off road tires enough or should I run the 5200?


Expert Reply:

Since your axle will ultimately be under the weight of your trailer and it's contents you definitely need to make sure that it is rated for more than what you will be carrying. You need to go with the 5,200 lb weight capacity.

For this we have the Straight Spindle # ASR5200S01, 4" Lift Spindle # TASR5200S03, and 4" Drop Spindle # ASR5200S04. This is compatible with the idler hub # 8-213-5UC1-EZ or the hub and drum assembly # 8-201-5UC3-EZ.

I recommend going with the hub and drum assembly and installing some brakes like our Electric Trailer Brake Kit # AKEBRK-7-SA which includes 2 self-adjusting brakes.

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