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Old 04-30-2015, 11:42 AM   #1
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I was having work done this spring getting ready. Brakes adjusted, bearings packed and EZ-Flex installed. Trailer is one year old and two of the rear seals were leaking already, They also had two different grease colors in the hubs. EZ lube has never been used by me since new. So despite being new check those bearing seals I guess.

I also noticed my axle stickers while I was under my Tracer Air 250 were 2800#. I did some rough math and it works like this.

Per door sticker:

Dry weight- 4950
Max cargo-950#
4950+950=5900#
Subtract 500# Hitch weight =5400#
2800# axle x2 =5600#
Margin =200#

Anyone else find this to be an extremely small margin. The trailer also only has 10x1.5 brakes again somewhat small in my opinion.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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I too am a little disappointed in the low cargo capacity of this trailer. The 215 has nearly double the capacity, does it have bigger axles or something? Makes me afraid that I'm going to brake something just by packing standard camp items in the trailer. As it is, I think I'm at gross vehicular weight right now before I even add clothes and food for camping.

I keep my camp chef Denali 3x, 5 chairs, 2 zero grav recliners, pots, pans, bedding, minor tools, and water hoses in the trailer at all times. Add 38 gallons of water, 120 pounds of batteries, two propane bottles and some food to the fridge and I think that maxxes the payload.

I mean, we have that huge front basement and rear under bed storage, plus all the cabinets (something that really sold us on this unit was it's amount of storage), yet filling them would overload the tiny axles? I just added heavier 6v batteries on the tongue and would like to add a power tongue jack and the larger propane bottles but that would eat up a chunk of my meager 950 payload pounds. I've also got the rvq and bumper swing arm out back with the spare tire...
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:28 PM   #3
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I was having work done this spring getting ready. Brakes adjusted, bearings packed and EZ-Flex installed. Trailer is one year old and two of the rear seals were leaking already, They also had two different grease colors in the hubs. EZ lube has never been used by me since new. So despite being new check those bearing seals I guess.

I also noticed my axle stickers while I was under my Tracer Air 250 were 2800#. I did some rough math and it works like this.

Per door sticker:

Dry weight- 4950
Max cargo-950#
4950+950=5900#
Subtract 500# Hitch weight =5400#
2800# axle x2 =5600#
Margin =200#

Anyone else find this to be an extremely small margin. The trailer also only has 10x1.5 brakes again somewhat small in my opinion.
Your trailer should have about 1500 lbs of ccc.
Is that not right?

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Old 05-11-2015, 12:29 PM   #4
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I bet he 215 rides on the same axles but weighs less thus increasing the capacity. I agree spend a few more bucks PT and go one axle size up! I even called Dexter to inquire. Less then helpful. In order to upgrade axles you would have to weld in new spring supports since they are larger then what we have.
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I too am a little disappointed in the low cargo capacity of this trailer. The 215 has nearly double the capacity, does it have bigger axles or something? Makes me afraid that I'm going to brake something just by packing standard camp items in the trailer. As it is, I think I'm at gross vehicular weight right now before I even add clothes and food for camping.

I keep my camp chef Denali 3x, 5 chairs, 2 zero grav recliners, pots, pans, bedding, minor tools, and water hoses in the trailer at all times. Add 38 gallons of water, 120 pounds of batteries, two propane bottles and some food to the fridge and I think that maxxes the payload.

I mean, we have that huge front basement and rear under bed storage, plus all the cabinets (something that really sold us on this unit was it's amount of storage), yet filling them would overload the tiny axles? I just added heavier 6v batteries on the tongue and would like to add a power tongue jack and the larger propane bottles but that would eat up a chunk of my meager 950 payload pounds. I've also got the rvq and bumper swing arm out back with the spare tire...
Yours is about 1180 ccc?

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Old 05-11-2015, 12:32 PM   #6
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Your trailer should have about 1500 lbs of ccc.
Is that not right?

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Nope....those numbers are right off the yellow door sticker.
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Nope....those numbers are right off the yellow door sticker.
Then they've sure upped the ccc in two years.


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Wait I'm confused.
What is the camper gvw? That's the number you should be working with.

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Old 05-11-2015, 12:40 PM   #10
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Thanks Turbs...mine is actually the 250 air. If anything the numbers make it worse.


Dry weight=4900+CCC of 1188= 6088 - TW of 500=5588#


2* 2800# axles =5600#


Now I never tow with water or that much cargo but just saying its a low margin......
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