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Old 06-18-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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Who makes my axles?

Who makes the axles for stealth Evo 2850? It's a dual axle setup.

After crawling underneath, found out that manufacture is lippert. Stamped right on each axle is GAWR of 3500. Ok but my max weight is 7746.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:17 PM   #2
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So that puts me over by 746 lbs of weight.

Then there are the C rated tires at 1820 ea (7280)lbs. there again- over weight.

So, did I buy a trailer with axles and tires that cannot support the max weight?
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:22 PM   #3
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Your tongue weight needs to be deducted from gvw


I'm assuming your tongue Weight is around #800


Same with tires as your vehicle caries the additional weight
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So...minus 785 puts me just under never thing. Does that seem right?
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Your GVWR is a calculated figure of axles weights and tongue weight. Your tongue carries 10-15% of the weight
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:29 PM   #6
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:12 PM   #7
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Ok...just seems too close to me
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:17 PM   #8
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Ok...just seems too close to me
For the most part all of them are.
Which is why many people should weight there units fully loaded for camping.
I bet most would be shocked that there units are overloaded.
Especially since normal user added items are in the #1000 range.

Which in your case is only 200 lbs away from being over loaded.
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Ok...just seems too close to me
That's how they cut corners to save money. Grrrrrrr....
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:00 AM   #10
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I think also primarily they run the axles to minimum to minimize user overloading.
If they put 4 k axles under a camper with a gvw of #7000 people would think they could use that extra 1 k,
so they put the appropriate axle under it to discourage that.

WHICH is why it's NOT ok to put heavier axles under your trailer.
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