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BarbWire 07-29-2002 09:05 PM

Car trailer building questions...
I know this is the engine board, but there isn't a trailer board, and this one seems to get the most traffic.

OK, I've obtained a couple mobile home axles. Looking to build an enclosed car trailer about 28-30' long. Anyone know where I might find laws on widths, lengths, licensing, tongue weight, etc on trailers? I'm from Wisconsin by the way. Also, anyone know of design plans for these things or am I on my own here?



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Gr8 '48 bow tie 07-29-2002 09:58 PM

I don't know the law in Wis. but I would think that no matter what state you're from, the State Department of public Safety should be the most reliable source of information. Good luck to you.


BarbWire 07-30-2002 05:52 AM

Thanks for the suggestion Al. I don't see them listed on the web, but I'll keep looking.


Seon 07-30-2002 06:23 AM

Your average width on a trailer is 8' but I've seen some as wide as 8'6".

BarbWire 07-30-2002 11:40 AM

So if the outside width on the tires on these axles is 9'4", I'm gonna run into trouble eh?

41chev 07-30-2002 12:52 PM

Anything over 8.5' is gonna get you into trouble.
My company has to truck stuff all over the world and one thing is always the same - 8.5'! We use 8' wide shipping containers so it is not a problem but every contract I've ever seen stipulates 8.5' as a maximum trucking width.

Good Luck!

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