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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Anyone know "Steerite" tri-axle haulers?

Many thanks for replies. Yeah, a hay wagon came to mind to me, too. Re weight, with the tow vehicle an '06 Ram 3500 4x4 5.9 you make a strong point re no tongue weight. Based on that insight, I passed on it. Thanks again!

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Anyone know "Steerite" tri-axle haulers?

I'm about to buy a used "Steerite" brand enclosed 28' racing-style car hauler. I'd greatly appreciate any information from anyone familiar with these odd trailers.

It is a tri-axle trailer, but one axle is located at the front of the box and it STEERS!

The other two axles are located spaced in a "normal" array and located towards the rear of the trailer. Both rear axles have elec brakes.

All 3 axles are rated around 5k, with 225/75-15's.

The company's promo material touts how the design removes virtually all weight on the tongue, making it a better choice for non-dually one-tons as well as 3/4 & 1/2s. It would also seem to reduce/eliminate the low-speed & tight-turning negative traits associated with a standard tri-axle, while still providing the add'l load rating, stability and security of a third axle & tires.

I'm about to pull the trigger at $16k, which is a good $5k-plus more than a common enclosed tri-axle in the 20'-30' range.

I really like this trailers dimensions and versatility, but I'd feel a LOT better hearing opinions from folks who KNOW them; how they handle loaded on the road in real-world conditions (wind, uneven/slippery surfaces, etc).

Many Thanks!

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