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Old 12-30-2013, 07:29 PM
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Storage Capacity For Enclosed Trailers , How much weight can you store in a trailer?

I wanted to get opinions from people who have used there enclosed trailers for storage , I am looking at possibly using a enclosed trailer for storage of bulk material weight can be around 35000 pounds , the trailer is a 8.5 by 24 ft 10000 lb gvw trailer , older not used anymore , again the trailer will not be moved with this weight and will be blocked up for support , would this work? Has anyone used there enclosed trailers for heavy storage etc , ideas opinions etc. Thanks.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:43 PM
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You want to put 35 k into a 10k trailer that over 3 times the weight even blocked up that's a lot of weight. Your just asking to break it in half you would be better finding a shipping container.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:37 PM
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yea, maybe if you took the axles off the trailer that way you wouldn't have to block it as much, just jack it up take the axles out and lower the trailer, should distribute the weight all along the frame and rails. But it's gonna sag a bit i'm sure.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:17 PM
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Now that I think about this it may be more hassle than its worth lol , thanks for your guys input it helped I am going to look for a shipping container used and the trailer will just be used for misc storage etc.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:43 PM
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Your not to far from the coast down here in Va we can get a 20 foot air/ water tight for 1500 40 for 2500.
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