So last night I bought a used 38' gooseneck "American Hauler" cargo/car trailer, What I found intresting is that it has triple 6K axles but it onlyhas a 12K GVWR?? I dont car as the heaviest thing I plan on hauling is an rx8, I just dont understand it, Did someone at the factory screw up when they rated it? Does anyone know why the manufacturer would do this?
I bought it cheap as I was looking for a 32' with about that same GVWR but since this one was a little longer and a light 12k gvwr he was willing to sell it cheap. I compared it to an identical length triple axle trailer with a 18k gvwr and everything was built just as heavy.
I was actually happy it wasnt rated at 18k because in Iowa the gvwr of my truck plus the gvwr of the trailer cant exceed 26k, if it does I need a CDL. My truck has a 10K GVWR so 16K was my limit for the trailer. Anyway if anyone knows why the manufactur would under rate their trailer I would love to hear it. Thanks