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Old 02-08-2013, 01:34 PM
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Angle Iron v. Square Tube

I am in the market for a new 7x16 tandem axle trailer and have been quoted a few prices ranging from $2600 to $3700. Some being made from angle iron and some made from square tube... What is going to be the stronger of the 2? What does everyone else have?

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Old 02-08-2013, 01:53 PM
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Square tube is going to be made strangle. Angle iron is just like an "L" where square tubing is just that, a square tube of metal. I'd have to look at my trailer and see. I believe mine is square tube
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:56 PM
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Ya I knew the difference in shape just am having difficulty deciding on which one is going to be stronger and better in the long run..

The two trailers I got a quote at $3700 where both using angle iron and the one quoted at $2600 was using square tubing..
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:58 PM
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I really dont know for sure, But my best guess would be square because it would resist bending as there would be more metal to bend... but just a guess
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:54 PM
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Tubing is stronger period..have you asked these trailer builders you have quotes from ?
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:02 PM
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I asked the one that is using tubing why he uses it.. I am still waiting for a response
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:10 PM
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The gauge or thickness of the metal will make a difference.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:38 PM
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Agree metal thickness. Angle not as strong as tubing. Tubing is enclosed and will retain moister, bigger rust problem in the future from condisation. C channel in my opinion is a happy medium.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:51 PM
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Typically tubing is stronger, but depends on the build quality of the trailer. I have had a really nice well built angle trailer that held up great and then the one i have now that is made of slightly thinner angle iron and isn't as sturdy. My next trailer will be at least 4" angle lower frame with everything else being tube and 5K axles. Where you are it may be worth while to check out Kaufman trailers, they seem well built for the money. http://www.kaufmantrailers.com/heavy...LUXE-p576.html
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