trailer build - tandem or single axle?

FTM-PTB

New member
hey guys, need your advice.

Im about to purchase a new 6x12 open trailer for a new trailer build. I have been back and forth now for a while on wether or not i need to go Tandem/dual axle, or if i can get away with single axle. i plan on having a 200-250 gallon tank plus equipment, plus 1 or 2, 50 ga chem tanks.

have any of you gone one route and wished you would have gone with dual axle instead because you needed it for the weight? or other way, being that you bought a dual axle and realized you didnt really need it.


thanks for the help!
 

FTM-PTB

New member
I figured as much, just needed to hear from someone else I guess. Thanks guys.


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Vince Wood

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I personally am going with a 7 X 16 with 5200 lbs axles with brakes on both axles. I think I finally found a dealer close by that has 1 in stock.
 

Guy Blackmon

Roundtable Host 2009
What Vince said.........brakes on both axles....always.

6x12 will be just fine for a residential rig, and plenty of room if set up correctly.
 

Chris Dubbs

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This is 6'.5" X 12' drop tail for a lower rear gate for a visual.




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Chris Dubbs

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I'm getting ready to go to dual 100 gallon tanks and I will be able to see out the rear view mirror again.


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FTM-PTB

New member
Thanks guys. Found a steal on a 6x14 tandem with brakes. Picking it up later this week. Very excited to have found a solid platform with space and weight capacity for the growth to come in the future.

Thanks again for the tips


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Ron Musgraves

Exterior Restoration Specialist
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Singles Are ok if light , highly recommend tandem if you can.

I have two single axel units. I like having them when I need a quick back up.


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GrassButler

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Its just anything else in this business when starting off. If you have to ask .. go bigger or better.. cause 12 months from now.. your gonna wish you did!
 

Luis Orts

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Its just anything else in this business when starting off. If you have to ask .. go bigger or better.. cause 12 months from now.. your gonna wish you did!

I second that.

However, if your budget says single axle, then go single axle. You know what's best for your situation.
 

Vince Wood

New member
I finally found a heavy duty trailer for a decent price that fits my needs, just a little longer than I wanted to go at 18 feet instead of 16. I'll head out to Tucson, AZ late Tuesday morning to pick it up.
 

tomtucson

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I finally found a heavy duty trailer for a decent price that fits my needs, just a little longer than I wanted to go at 18 feet instead of 16. I'll head out to Tucson, AZ late Tuesday morning to pick it up.

Is that used or new? Must be a good deal to make that drive. Vince give me a call when you're in town if you have a few, maybe grab a bite and talk shop.
 
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