5 Mini trailer issues

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by wl90.200, Dec 7, 2023.

  1. wl90.200

    wl90.200 Bobtail Member

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    What are the issues with this trailer? I heard the axles don't last over 15k miles.
    What are the problems with this trailer? is it frame? bearings? break?

    All the people saying negative things have 2 common thing which are
    - Using a dually
    - Picking up trucks
    They are abusing this type of trailer
    If its hooked up to tandem semi, would it be an issue?
     
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  3. LBZ

    LBZ Road Train Member

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    Assuming you are looking at Kaufman? If so, their site shows they offer a heavy duty axle upgrade. Guessing they are offering this because they are having complaints / issues with their standard axle set up.

    Second, the weight of the trailer is about half of what a 7 car trailer weighs. I get it, this is for 2 less cars. But there is substantially less heavy gauge steel in this trailer. There is a reason they can sell these so cheap. I was never a fan of the mesh for deck plate, but to each their own.

    Maybe go look at a used 2 to 3 year old mini 5 in person. When the seller begins telling you what they fixed, you'll quickly learn what the real issues are and how they may affect your business.
     
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