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Old 04-27-2013, 04:16 PM
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I would get a tandem axle. Get one with brakes #1 for safety reasons, and #2 because it will wear the breaks on your truck fast if you tow heavy loads. I tow a tandem axle 16ft with a Nissan Titan and it eats brakes. Gross weight for my 16ft is about 5100lbs. 3000lb load and trailer weight of roughly 2100lbs.

I only have experience with tandems but some on here who have used both say tandems tow better than single axles.
That is a heavy trailer. I have a heavy duty 16 x 8.5 Tandem with 3500 lb axel and surge brakes weighs 1600 lbs.


Tandems pull better but you will sacrifice the back tires.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:26 PM
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It's only going to be a few times a year I'll be towing heavy loads, for the most part it will just be used for mowers and brush clippings.
I've found this for sale, what do you guys think? I'd want to remove the storage boxes so it gives more room over the axle. I would probably move them to the front of the trailer and use them for tarps.
http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ478981918
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:49 PM
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As soon as you go 2x3500 lbs axles in Ontario they only build them with trailer brakes.

As soon as your truck and trailer and load combined weight are over 10k lbs you need a yellow safety sticker on both truck and trailer, which also means a yearly safety to get it and trailer brakes.

Lots of landscrapers run single axle trailers to avoid the above.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:16 PM
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I would also need to get an A license I believe

That's why I'm leaning a little more towards the single axle. I think it will work well for my needs of it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:40 PM
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I would also need to get an A license I believe

That's why I'm leaning a little more towards the single axle. I think it will work well for my needs of it.
Um, you do not need an A or even a AR for a pick up and 2 axle trailer.

"G" is good for : Any car, van or small truck or combination of vehicle and towed vehicle up to 11,000 kg provided the towed vehicle is not over 4,600 kg

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dan.../classes.shtml
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:45 PM
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I misread your other post, thought you wrote load weight over 10,000lbs. That's why I said I would have to get an A
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:52 PM
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My post it lbs, government licenses is in kgs
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:55 PM
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Yeah, not an issue since my truck will not pull it. Nor would I ever have a load that large (that I know of)
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