Topic: Trailer Capacity
I hunting up pieces for a trailer for my Contessa and wondered if anyone has a builder plate still on their trailers. What I am looking for is the Gross vehicle weight of the trailer.
Our boats are supposed to be about 5400 lbs but I know with all the junk I have loaded into mine I would be surprised if my weight was less than 6000 lbs. With the weight of the empty trailer this puts us right about 7000 lbs which is a common size for trailers. What I am wondering is if your trailer builder has assumed that the boat is on the heavy side and fitted heavier axles (increasing GVWR to about 10,400 lbs). This also impacts on the construction of the trailer.
Thanks very much!