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How big of a trailer needed

Postby 1954Frank » Sun May 19, 2019 2:58 pm

How much trailer do I need to haul a bare Cub? I have a 5'x8' 2000 lb GVW light-duty trailer with a ramp/gate. Will it fit length-wise? Too heavy? Any cautions? Thanks.

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby TallCoolOne58 » Sun May 19, 2019 3:36 pm

With no implements or wheel weights, the weight and dimensions should work. Big question is ramp gate weight capacity for loading. Also, if you have mesh steel floor vs wood, might be a lil dicey. Maybe plywood or similar on floor deck to spread weight around.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun May 19, 2019 3:42 pm

Agree with the weight and size but you're pushing the limit IMHO. Stopping ability is more important than most people give credit for. Can your towing vehicle handle it? Light duty trailers usually don't have secure tie down points for this type of weight.

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Eugene » Sun May 19, 2019 3:50 pm

Agree with Stan. I would use a larger trailer. One that I could center the load weight just slightly in front of the trailer axle, - - or over the axles with tandem axle trailer.

Guess the next issue is how far and how fast are you moving the trailer and tractor.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Ky Cub » Sun May 19, 2019 4:12 pm

Short distance with no interstate highway, maybe, other wise no.

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Barnyard » Sun May 19, 2019 4:44 pm

GVW includes the weight of the trailer. A bare Cub is close to 1500 lbs. If the trailer weighs 800 lbs you have exceeded your GVW.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Drfting1 » Sun May 19, 2019 5:16 pm

I would personally prefer double axle with brakes (unless I'm just going local)... But that's just me, double axle would give it a better ride, and the brakes would save wear on truck and heaven forbid you have to brake hard for some reason
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Drfting1 » Sun May 19, 2019 5:28 pm

When I picked mine up, I have a trailer that's rated for 2100 lbs... I wasn't going to take the chance, uhaul has a utility trailer that worked perfect and was cheap for the day.. I'll try to find a picture of it when I picked her up.... And also what barnyard mentioned, you'll probably be over the gvw.. very good chance your insurance won't cover you in case of a accident
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Lilduke88 » Sun May 19, 2019 5:33 pm

When I picked mine up from the previous owner I borrowed my buddy’s 20 ft trailer. I had plenty of room but like others have said the gate was the issue. Mine has rear weights and filled tires and it bent the gate pretty good. The weight adds up fast.

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby radioguy41 » Sun May 19, 2019 7:11 pm

As mentioned, the ramp design is very important. The last thing you want to do is break through the mesh while loading or unloading. The more support ribs the better.

Not so good design. This trailer is rated at 7000GVWR. How safe would you feel loading a 3, 4, or 5000lb tractor on that ramp? Or even a loaded 2000lb Cub?
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Good design. Lots of support under that mesh.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Bomar » Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 pm

I'll second or third the idea of a rental. I picked up my 154 with the medium sized trailer from home Depot , maybe $70 for the time I needed it and it worked great.

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby 1954Frank » Sun May 19, 2019 8:31 pm

Thanks for all responses.
You have all confirmed what I thought myself.

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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Dusty B » Sun May 19, 2019 10:08 pm

I have used a 5x9 uhaul trailer for a bare cub - just the right length for a bare cub,! Ramp closes up the back fairly secure and it does have tie downs. Dusty B
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon May 20, 2019 12:16 pm

I have done the 5x8 mesh trailer (from TSC) hauling a 184. It was a bit dicey. Tractor load worked best when backed on so the heavy rear finals were up front. I have since upgraded to a heavier duty (and larger) trailer.
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Re: How big of a trailer needed

Postby Urbish » Mon May 20, 2019 12:25 pm

I have hauled Cubs on the 5.5X10 trailer from TSC without issue (3500# GVW, wood deck, mesh ramp). A Cub with a grader & leveling blade fits the length perfectly with a few inches to spare. I would not haul a Cub on anything smaller or lighter-duty.
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