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Info Needed to Pick Out Triple Axle Setup for Trailer that Weighs 9,000 lbs

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Building a new trailer for 10x35 pontoon houseboat 9000#. What axle system is recommended?

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Since your trailer is going to be a triple axle setup you'll have to go with a traditional style of axle like the # 7359765 and not a Timbren like you mentioned. Reason being that the Timbrens don't have equalizers so when going over uneven terrain more weight gets put on a single axle at a time than a traditional axle that uses equalizers. Equalizers (like the name implies) allow all three of the axles to carry the weight of the trailer even on bumps or uneven terrain.

To pick out an axle you'll need to know the distance between the spring seats (where they'll mount to the trailer) the weight capacity needed (3,500 lbs per axle is a good capacity for your 9k setup), and the overall length of axle you need from hub face to hub face. We only have a few options currently like the # 7359765 which is 80 inches from spring seat center to center and overall 95 inches plus has a 3,500 lb capacity. If you need a different axle you'd need to find a local trailer shop to you who can order you in custom axles and give them the info you need.

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Question:

Why wont 2 of the 5200# Timbren carry the 9k load?

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Yes, two 5,200 lb capacity Timbren axles would easily have enough capacity for a trailer that weighs 9,000 lbs. I was under impression you were wanting to go the triple axle route instead.

So if you wanted to use two of the Timbren axle-less kits # TASR5200S05 you'd be good!

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Jameson C

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