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Old 11-24-2019, 07:01 PM
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When looking at car haulers, is the trailer GVWR considered the trailer weight + the vehicle weight or are they rated only for what they can carry?
I figure Id be carrying a 5500# pickup most of the time.

For those of you who have them, what options do you like to add? I already have a 9000# winch to use.

Any mfgs to look into or stay away from?

Just idle curiosity for now, unless I find something used.....but it might help someone down the road.
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:30 PM
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Gvwr is the same on a trailer as it is on cars, trucks, etc. it’s the weight of the vehicle/trailer in your case plus the load.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:12 AM
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Easiest way to explain...if you have a 10K GVWR trailer and the trailer itself weights 2500 lbs then the weight you can legally carry on said trailer is 7500.
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:14 AM
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Thats what I thought, just had to confirm.
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:53 AM
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I bought a 2008 22' performance gooseneck.6k winch and twin 5200lb axles, pulls like a dream with my half ton on it.
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Old 11-25-2019, 12:16 PM
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:26 AM
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I am leaning more towards a Tilt Deck trailer for myself. No more wrestling ramps for me!! One that's a split deck for attachments up front and a winch.. With a locking tool box for straps and chain binders ect.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:25 AM
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One of my friends has a 20' Kauffman tilt. I used it to bring the donor truck home from Missouri. Towed great. I've used ramps too and don't have a preference.
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:51 AM
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Tom, how much weight are you going to haul with it?
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Big Tex and Kauffman would be my top 2 choices.

I hardly see Kauffman in California and usually the hauler is from out of state, but I believe that's because there may not be a direct distributor here. I have seen them all over though in my travels for work and the look really nice.
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Tom, how much weight are you going to haul with it?
I think max would be around 6000#.
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One of my friends has a 20' Kauffman tilt. I used it to bring the donor truck home from Missouri. Towed great. I've used ramps too and don't have a preference.
I must be getting old..The 1/4 angle ramps on my trailer now, feel 100lbs each. These guys make a pretty good trailer, real friendly people. Not sure what up with the website. http://www.teitsworthtrailers.com/
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:33 PM
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I have an H & H power tilt trailer that I love. It will do up to about 10K. They make a smaller one but it is borderline for your weight.

https://www.hhtrailer.com/product/speedloader-tiltbed/
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:35 PM
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I would get a trailer with dual 5200 or 6k 6 lug axles under it. Puts you well into a safe area on a 6k load. 3500 axles will do it on a light trailer but won’t be nice on bearings and brakes will feel weaker in comparison. Brakes on both axles would be good too.


As for ramps, mine have not come out in 4-5 years. 4x4 and lockers is way faster
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