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Old 08-29-2019, 10:41 AM   #31
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:35 PM   #32
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It turns out that a slight overload (~21-2200 lbs.) was no problem for the uHaul trailer. The stopping distance took me a little by surprise though. Not white knuckle surprised but enough for me to leave plenty of distance to what's in front of me and plan my stops.
I think that might be the reason why the load capacity is limited to 1900 lbs.
My next load is 3200 lbs. of pavers. I'll let you know how that works out. I think I'll be buying the uHaul insurance for that trip.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:36 PM   #33
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^ That's why most if not all jurisdictions require brakes on anything over 3000lb gvw. Insurance might not get you too far if something happens and they get an inkling that it was overloaded.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:09 PM   #34
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Overloading wheel bearings doesn't necessarily result is an immediate catastrophic failure. It can instead damage the bearings or bearing surfaces where the resulting failure may not show up for many miles. Even though you completed the trip it was and will be on the next trip, irresponsible.

Sorry, but you know it and all who read this in the future should be encouraged to follow the load requirements.

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It also matters whether the trailer brakes are rated for the load and the weight of the trailer. My current truck has great disc brakes front and back which helps when towing a heavy trailer that does not have brakes but with most cars what they can tow and what they can safely tow are two different matters.
With my last project I got a powered wheel barrow that had tracks to move the gravel and it save a lot of time with the 6 yards of gravel used.
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Also, only brake on a straight!
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