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Old 09-22-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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X17z axle capacity?

I have a 2015 x17z and my axle has a sticker that states capacity is 3000lbs. My question is, has anymore swapped their axle and tires for a heavier capacity axle 4400lbs to beable to carry more cargo
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:01 AM   #2
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I'd be a bit worried about the frame if you try to load too much onto it. You would also have to check into your tires. If they're like mine, they are already maxed out. The only way I could get more capacity out of my tires would be to increase the wheel size by an inch; not sure if there's enough room. It would make tires much easier to buy.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:08 AM   #3
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I'm with Isaacs. Jayco crafted a balance between the frame, suspension, axle and tires.


Until you understand all the factors that go into re-balancing your trailer after modifying it, don't go wasting your money.


EDIT: Talk to the 4X4 enthusiasts about modifying things for improved [Name It]. They love to install a heavier-duty part from another truck and go through the process beefing up their rig to take advantage of the modification. It's fun. But do you want that for your portable house?
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X3. Look at the frame design. It's built to hold exactly what the trailer is rated for. You can beef up the suspension, but that won't increase the overall capacity of the trailer.
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Thanks for the replies yea I guess I didn't think to much about the frame 4400 would be a bit much for the frame I guess I'm just curious if dexter offers a 3300# or 3500#. I'm not trying to load a lot of weight just want to feel more comfortable about storing some gear and not being close or maxing out the axle seems like 3000# axle is not great with a trailer rated for 3500#. Have you guys weighed your x17z trailers yet to see what actual weight is on the axel?. I think I'm going to weigh mine some time soon in the next few weeks.
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As they say around here...


"The CAT scales are your friend"


Find out exactly how much Your Rig and Your Stuff in it weighs. Then see if an upgrade is really needed.
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Our weight load of stuff in our X17Z trailer meets all the specs, but I wasn't comfortable either with a 3000 # axle. I just up graded mine to 3500#, just for peace of mind (I won't add more weight, I'm aware of the frame design). Cost me $700. They had to increase the brake size too. I am very pleased.
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