The weight of the trailer when not carrying any load.
Gross vehicle weight is the total weight of the empty trailer and the load in or on the trailer.
All trailers should have a VIN plate attached, this plate has the Tare weight and GVWR recorded on it. Subtract the Tare from the GVWR and the remaining amount is the maximum load weight. E.g. GVWR 1356kg – Tare: 275kg = 1081kg Maximum Load
This depends on the individual vehicle tow capacity, this is found in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. There may also be some information on the tow hitch as well. This is important to know before purchasing a trailer.
A trailer must be fitted with an effective brake system if GVWR is greater than 1360kg (3000lbs).
Electric brakes are the most commonly used today and are required fittings on trailers with a GVWR over 1360kg. These brakes are wired into the braking system of the vehicle and activate in unison with vehicle brakes, they are also required to have an in-cab controller that enable both foot and hand activation of the trailer brakes from the driver’s seat.
Note: In-cab control devices should be fitted by a qualified Auto Electrician.
Yes if your trailer’s GVM is greater than 1360kg.
Yes, regular safety inspections and servicing should be done on all trailers. Generally speaking, the outline below gives an idea of what represents a usual inspection program:
An inspection should be made each time you use your trailer to see if all systems are working correctly and if something needs repair before you use it.
Whether you need an ATV, MUT, Snowmobile, Motorcycle, or Car trailer, we have a variety of haulers to carry your toys. We also carry a wide range of Cargo Trailers, Equipment Trailers, and Dump Box Trailers.
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Dump Trailers | How to Calculate Load Volume
The volume of dump trailers is measured in cubic yards. The volume represents the space enclosed by the bed and walls of the dump trailer. In order to calculate the volume, you need to know the length, width, and height of the dump trailer. When the side walls are not as tall as the front and rear walls, you should calculate the without boards height, based on the side wall height, and the with boards height, using the front and rear walls.