Originally Posted by Sheridan
How much does a 20' Minuet weigh? My Caravel
weighs 2250 lbs. and the stock angle was 22.5 degrees down. The original axle thats on it now is resting a about parallel after 43 years of service. I expect the new axle to be down a few inches (and conversely, the trailer up a few inches).
From owners manual:
GVWR 3500 lbs.
GAWR 3000 lbs.
Dry weight as equiped 2668 lbs.
Dry tonque weight as equiped 436 lbs.
Rechecked my scale ticket axle weight was actually 2900 lbs. even.
Did not weigh tonque seperatly.
My old axle had probaly 8-10 degrees up angle and I gained about 3-4 inch height with new axle. Does not sound like much difference but trailer looks to be a lot higher.
Henschen web site shows parallel arm at rated load for new axle with 22.5 degree starting down angle.