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Old 10-06-2012, 12:03 PM
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Just asking dont rip me a new one

Is it possible to remove the third 7,000lb axle from a 3 axle trailer to reduce the GVWR from 21,000 to 14,000. The big question would it be legal? Just asking. Thanks for any legit input.
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Yes you can. I've done it twice.


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check with your dmv. in tx if it is a manufactured trailer the registered gvwr is what the mfr specified on the mso. ya gotta get it inspected and signed off on if ya remove an axle and want to lower the gvwr.
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Mine was a take 3 wedge trailer. My pap is good friends with the owner and had them send us a new vin tag and title. Here in pa it was easy to have it all switched.


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In va you can register it to hall under the weight that is recomended. I did so on a simi i use to own. Then got the free blanket overweight permit that allowed me to go back to hauling the weight. Just dont get caught with your overloaded trailer. Big big fine.


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Now that I havent been ripped a new one for asking. I found a 38ft goosenck but it has a GVWR of 21,000 and I need it at 14,000 to stay out from under the CDL thing.
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main thing is you will need the dmv to inspect it and issue a new gvwr tag for it after your done. A lot like if you build a homemade trailer.
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You can do what you are asking but it is not necessary. You can have the GVWR lowered without removing the axle. This would be done from the trailer manufactuer or a truck upfitter, not the DMV.
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Yeah but with one less axle you have two less tires to buy and two less bearings and brakes to worry about.


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You can do what you are asking but it is not necessary. You can have the GVWR lowered without removing the axle. This would be done from the trailer manufactuer or a truck upfitter, not the DMV.
+1. The DMV cannot do anything for certifying/de-certifying the capacities. Get with the manufacturer and you're set.
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