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Old 02-28-2012, 05:20 PM
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Question Help with triple axle trailer info...(pics)

While browsing Craigslist, I managed to find a triple axle gooseneck trailer for under $2k at a local Chevrolet dealership.

They list it as a "2004 Nomad TRIPLE AXLE".

I couldn't find anything about a Nomad brand trailer that wasn't some kind of small single or dual axle travel trailer.

Does this thing look like a homebuilt? Any guesses as to what the GVWR would be or the axle rating?

I figure some of you may be able to tell things about it just by looking at it.

I would guess by the rims it was much older than 2004 and am a little confused by the single landing leg and how thin the deck looks thinner than what I am used to seeing for a double or triple axle flatbed trailer.

Link - Carbuyz.com - 2004 Nomad TRIPLE AXLE in Cottonwood, Arizona 86326 - Carbuyz.com
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Looks like mobile home axles to me.
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those i think are 14.5 in tires on ring rims axles, and i would say home build. run from it unless you plan to put new axles under it. those axles will hold a lot of wight but you can not balance them and they will shake bad. i have a small trailer that has axles like that and the will hold more wight then the frame but it pulls bad.
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Hmm, so what would that be...like 6 or 7k axles?

The pictures don't seem to have anything like the 12" i-beam frames that new gooseneck flatbed trailers have.

I can't figure out if this is something that could easily haul a car or tractor - or would be more at home hauling some ATVs or SxS/golf carts...
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Looks homemade to me, and ya those are ring rim axles that are likely older than 04, been a long time since anyone used those. I would guess 6K, but no guess on the rest of the trailer, doesn't look that sturdy to me, but its tough to tell exactly without seeing it up close. Not worth it IMHO.
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I'd stay as far away from that as possible, unless they sell it to you for scrap weight. I wouldn't put a full Red Solo Cup on it. Plus, if those are trailer house axles, that means that there are no brakes on them.
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looks homemade to me! ask them to see the title it should say.. i would give the 500 for it! lol

and i took the axles from my grandmothers house and 2 out of the 8 had brakes on them.. i just scrapped the axles tho!
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I had a trailer with those axles. And they dont have brakes. It also pulled crappy.
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those are Budd Wheels, and they are old. They could have brakes but you probably won't be able to find parts for them. I'd walk away for any price. Coach
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We useto have a gn with wheels like that and still have a ol bumper that weve had for years. They both have dexter axles with breaks and parts are no problem to get but id agree... Looks home made and flimsey at that. Also the title might not say homemade but could say travel trailer or any different body type other than flatbed. Just means axles and frame are factory but bed has been changed and probably homemade. The way the floor is ran id almost guess there are no or very few cross members on the main sills because they wouldnt do any good with the wood running sidways instead of the length of the trailer like normal. Id definatly say if you put a "Red Solo Cup" on there keep the weight up on the truck . Or better yet keep looking and find something better. If you keep your eyes out you will find find something.


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