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NBI Lawn
01-10-2008, 10:50 PM
I am looking at a 28' Haulmark Edge Race trailer and am wondering how well they pull at highway speeds. It is a tag with (2) 5200lbs torsion axles and load range D tires. I know how to load a trailer so I am not worried about that. I also have an idea how cross wind will affect it.

Just wondering since it is 28' (31'9" overall) and it only has 2 axles.

Thanks

mike lane lawn care
01-10-2008, 11:16 PM
you'll very quickly hit it's GVWR, a tri-axle, or even tandem with 7k axles would be much better. i have a 16 foot with 2 5k axles, and i have overloaded it once or twice.

NBI Lawn
01-10-2008, 11:19 PM
It says it can still carry 5300 lbs. My car is only ~3200lbs

Boycea
01-11-2008, 01:17 AM
I have a 24' enclosed and my friend has a 32' enclosed that he trailers his car in. Invest in some sway bars if you are going to be doing a lot of highway driving. And in regards to Mikes comment, correct me if I'm wrong, but you need a CDL class a for any trailer over 10k grvw

AtoZ
01-11-2008, 11:04 AM
You will be fine - Here is a pic of my 28' trailer. It weighs just under 3,800lbs and I max out @ about 11,000lbs gross weight. My gassers will pull it just fine and my diesels pull it like it's not even there. I would only recommend that you get a v-nose due to better aerodynamics at highway speed - just keep it under 75 mph and you won't have any wind or resistance issues...

NBI Lawn
01-11-2008, 11:28 AM
I really do want the v-nose but they dont offer it. The trailer pictured looks identical to a Haulmark race trailer but this one is aluminium. Wist I had that kind of money

AtoZ
01-11-2008, 11:33 AM
What $ did they quote you on the trailer yer looking at???

NBI Lawn
01-11-2008, 12:02 PM
$7,895, Has the RV door, Gen. door and the white walls and ceiling. O and a spare tire.

lawnmaniac883
01-11-2008, 12:53 PM
Those things pull like theres a parachute behind your truck at highway 60+ speeds. As for the swaying a weight distributing hitch with anti-swaybars will greatly reduce a crosswinds effects.

NBI Lawn
01-11-2008, 01:12 PM
Are they really that bad :confused:. Who makes a nice V-nose race trailer?

AtoZ
01-11-2008, 03:01 PM
No - pulling a big enclosed trailer is no big deal. Just don't expect good mileage, gas or diesel. I do agree with the parachute theory though...

mike lane lawn care
01-11-2008, 04:48 PM
see if you can have your dealer "pimp" out a regular enclosed cargo trailer with the V-nose and add in all the stuff that makes it a race trailer.

mag360
01-11-2008, 07:11 PM
That should pull nicely on the highway. The longer the better (to a point).
Sway bars are a great addition. A foil for the truck would help alot for wind resistence if you dont go for the v-nose. Good luck with it.

DFLS
01-12-2008, 02:29 PM
Do you want to buy this one it is brand new 11 miles on it 8x24 heavy duty tandem torsion 5000 lb. axles, hd ramp, alum.wheels, electric tongue jack, led lights, 12" on center floor joists, v nose. $7800. I need a shorter one.

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DFLS
01-12-2008, 02:34 PM
You will be fine - Here is a pic of my 28' trailer. It weighs just under 3,800lbs and I max out @ about 11,000lbs gross weight. My gassers will pull it just fine and my diesels pull it like it's not even there. I would only recommend that you get a v-nose due to better aerodynamics at highway speed - just keep it under 75 mph and you won't have any wind or resistance issues...

I don't see a battery for break away system is it inside : how do you not have one if you don't?

NBI Lawn
01-12-2008, 02:59 PM
Do you want to buy this one it is brand new 11 miles on it 8x24 heavy duty tandem torsion 5000 lb. axles, hd ramp, alum.wheels, electric tongue jack, led lights, 12" on center floor joists, v nose. $7800. I need a shorter one.



I checked your trailer out already. I figure by the time I drove to CT to get it I could have a dang nice new one from the dealer 5 minutes from me.

Nice trailer though, sucks it wont work for you.

AtoZ
01-12-2008, 03:05 PM
The battery is mounted inside the trailer...

DFLS
01-12-2008, 09:20 PM
I checked your trailer out already. I figure by the time I drove to CT to get it I could have a dang nice new one from the dealer 5 minutes from me.

Nice trailer though, sucks it wont work for you.

I will ship it to you by UPS if you pay the shipping.:laugh: