some specs on the 4x8 Tractor Supply Trailer

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some specs on the 4x8 Tractor Supply Trailer

Postby surveytech » Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:24 pm

Hey dere,
I have posted these in the past but this seems like the perfect place to post again.


4 x 8 TRAILER SPECS
purchased from Tractor Supply
built by Carry-On Corp model: 4x8 NF
SKU 1000215

Frame dimensions
frame width=49" outside angle 48 7/8" inside angle
frame length=96 1/4"
tongue length from from cross member= 36.5"
deck height= 13.5"
cross member spacing from front cross member is:
14", 44", 74"

Coupler size is 1 7/8"
Coupler height is 12 1/2" with standard tires

Trailer comes wired with tail lights, clearance lights and a license plate holder.

Safety chains are included.

G.V.W.R. = 1500 LB
Material
frame is 2 x 2 x 1/8 steel angle
tongue is 2 x 3 x 1/8 steel tube
tongue brackets are 2 x 2 x 3/16 steel angle
fender height= 23"
fender length= 24"
Dexter Axle #2K6047
hub face to hub face= 60"
spring center to spring center = 47.25"
axle placement is 59.25" from front cross member
and 37" from rear cross member
hub spacing is 5 x 4 1/2

Tires are 4.80 x 12 load range "C"
Kenda Loadstar tire (or equivilent)
990 lb capacity at 90 psi
There is 3" clearance between tire sidewall and
frame

trailer also comes with a TITLE

These are the dimensions and info taken off the trailer I purchased at TSC.
This trailer is a regular stocked item at the TSC stores here in Central Florida.
I was able to pick out a trailer from an inventory of 6 of this model.
It is not listed on the Carry-On website or the TSC website.

hope this helps all the new builders!

Walter
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Postby madjack » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:06 am

Walter...thanks for the info...I made a sticky outta your post to keep it at the top of the forum...do you know the SKU#...is it the same as the no deck trailer from TSC listed in Rich's List
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Postby surveytech » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:51 am

Jack,
yes it is the same SKU and I have added that to the post.
The sticky idea is a great one! If anyone else has any other specs on the trailer by all means edit my post and add the info.

It would be a good thing if we could get another sticky started with the specs for the Harbor Freight trailer(s).

Since this new catagory was added it seems like it is the perfect place to repost this info.

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Postby Jim Marshall » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:16 am

That is some great information and as a sticky it will be really easy to find for those that are looking for a trailer. :thumbsup:
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5x8 specs?

Postby kayakrguy » Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:08 pm

Folks,

Any chance the TSC 5x* specs could be put up too? It would help those, like me, interested in the wider trailer. Also, the weight of each trailer without load and the tongue weight of the trailer without load would be helpful...

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Postby surveytech » Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:33 pm

I think the 4 x 8 no floor weighs 250 pounds.
cant give the tongue weight empty as the build is in progress.
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Postby AlStAubin » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:48 am

SURVEYTECH - GREAT POST - THOSE TIRES ARE WHAT IS ON MY SMALL 4x8. ARE THEY SUFFICIENT FOR THE AVERAGE TEARDROP? I'VE READ ALOT ABOUT CHANGING TIRES TO A 13 OR BIGGER ANY ADVISE. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
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Postby surveytech » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:33 am

NH TDrop wrote:SURVEYTECH - GREAT POST - THOSE TIRES ARE WHAT IS ON MY SMALL 4x8. ARE THEY SUFFICIENT FOR THE AVERAGE TEARDROP? I'VE READ ALOT ABOUT CHANGING TIRES TO A 13 OR BIGGER ANY ADVISE. THANKS IN ADVANCE.


Ahhhhhhhhh, the great tire debate. Some people will tell you those tires are fine, and some will tell you they are not large enough. Do a search on this board for more on the great tire debate.

I can tell you that I had a set of 205/75-14 goodyear marathons that I test fit on the trailer. There was enough clearance with those tires that I could slide my hand in between the tire and frame to the large knuckle. It was close but they went on there. Of course the fenders would have to come off.
Stock tires are 20.5 inches tall , the 205/75-14 tires were 26 inches tall.
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trailer tip

Postby starleen2 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:06 pm

Tractor Supply Co Model SKU #1000215 GVWR- 1500 lbs Tip: the trailer tongue mounts to the trailer at only two points with hardened bolts. When I built my camper using this trailer, it became oblivious that these two bolts were the only things holding the tongue bar to the trailer assembly. I guess this was a design feature to allow for a tilt bed feature. Upon the completion of the camper and the first trial run, I noticed that there was considerable movement between the two bolts and pivoting within the joint. The 2X2 angle iron on the frame was also flexing. Every movement of the camper made the two joints jump and pivot like a see-saw. To remedy this, I welded the points were the bolts passed through the tongue and angle iron connections. BE SURE TO REMOVER THE TRAILER WIRING HARNESS FROM THE TUBING BEFORE WELDING! This eliminated the problem.
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Postby kiev88cm » Thu May 28, 2009 10:28 am

I’ve been reading the forums for some time , so I joined . Now, of course I have questions . I’m interested in the Tractor Supply (Carry-On) 4x8 NF SKU 1000215
Will the 13” wheel /tire combo sold by Tractor Supply mount in place of the stock 12” and work with the fenders mounted ? My current interest in the trailer is as a utility hauler, the as a possible Teardrop conversion. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Postby starleen2 » Thu May 28, 2009 10:48 am

kiev88cm wrote:I’ve been reading the forums for some time , so I joined . Now, of course I have questions . I’m interested in the Tractor Supply (Carry-On) 4x8 NF SKU 1000215
Will the 13” wheel /tire combo sold by Tractor Supply mount in place of the stock 12” and work with the fenders mounted ? My current interest in the trailer is as a utility hauler, the as a possible Teardrop conversion. Thanks in advance for your help.


My suggestion is to take one of the 13 inch tires out there with a sales associate and check it while you are there. However I suspect that the current location and height of the fenders will prevent a direct bolt on.
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Postby regis101 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:12 am

Greetings. Does anyone know the curb weight of this trailer?
I see that surveytech thinks ~250. Any exact numbers?

I'm new to the trailering world and I'm liking this unit more than the bolt together style. The axle spacing from the above specs puts it at damn near a 60/40 split. There is a TSC about ~1 hour from me.

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Postby len19070 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:07 am

Don't remember who, but Somebody here took the time a while back to Blueprint the TS 4X8

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I use this drawing a lot since my "Bare Bones" trailers sit on it. Who ever did it, thanks.

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Postby regis101 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:15 am

I'm having trouble getting specific info about the Dexter axle and why it was significant to list it in the bill of material.

I'll go to the Dexter link and try some more.

I keep coming to a note that states out of stock or superceded. I fired off an email for info.

Gonna call the TSC in my area to check stock.
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Postby surveytech » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:03 pm

len19070 wrote:Don't remember who, but Somebody here took the time a while back to Blueprint the TS 4X8
I use this drawing a lot since my "Bare Bones" trailers sit on it. Who ever did it, thanks.

Happy Trails

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Len..........your welcome.

Remember everyone........these are the specs of a trailer I purchased
in 2005. Stuff could have changed since then. Bet the price has.
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