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    Were planning to build a utility trailer this year and would like it to be dual axle. However I have heard that a dual axle trailer must be inspected each year. Does anyone know if this is true I can't seem to find anything. The trailer will weigh under 900 KG https://www.ontario.ca/page/register-trailer and this link doesn't seem to say anything about the number of axles.
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    It's been awhile, but I believe it all depends on the vehicle weight rating, VWR, not the number of axles.
    Also if the towing vehicle and trailer weight is over 4500kg....
    Last edited by rick_iles; December 26th, 2016 at 06:31 PM.

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    Here's a link. Hope it's helpful.
    https://smithsequip.com/trailer-safe...ns-in-ontario/
    Last edited by Noseyarentcha; December 26th, 2016 at 06:36 PM.
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    I can't see the trailer being more than 900 KG. We plan to make it approx 14 ft long by 7.6 wide. Should be perfect to pull upwards of 3 ATV's. Since we will be pulling with my Jimmy total weight needs to be under 4000 anyways. I was pretty sure the number of axles didn't matter but someone had told me differently so I need to confirm this before we start the build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noseyarentcha View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    I can't see the trailer being more than 900 KG. We plan to make it approx 14 ft long by 7.6 wide. Should be perfect to pull upwards of 3 ATV's. Since we will be pulling with my Jimmy total weight needs to be under 4000 anyways. I was pretty sure the number of axles didn't matter but someone had told me differently so I need to confirm this before we start the build.
    Call the MTO.
    They will ill advise you.
    Get it in writing GW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noseyarentcha View Post
    Call the MTO.
    They will ill advise you.
    Get it in writing GW.
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    Yes, check with MTO for sure.

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    If your hauling 3+ atvs, I'd count on at least 600-700lbs each, or around 2800 lbs + trailer weight of 2000lbs(900kg). Then add a few other things to it and you will be doing the annual inspection for both tow vehicle and trailer.

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    You think it could weigh that much?? Maybe I will have to price the cost of Aluminum instead. My truck can only tow a max of 4500 pounds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    If your hauling 3+ atvs, I'd count on at least 600-700lbs each, or around 2800 lbs + trailer weight of 2000lbs(900kg). Then add a few other things to it and you will be doing the annual inspection for both tow vehicle and trailer.
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    Having built a couple of utility trailers myself, I've been guilty of "over building" using heavy wall tubing. If you use larger cross section lighter wall tubing and a heavier single axle you can reduce the weight and cost of a steel trailer significantly.

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    If the actual loaded weight is above the registered weight of your registered vehicle you will also have problems with the MTO. I had to increase the registered weight of my truck to accommodate a loaded trailer. And if the trailer requires an annual inspection (it's correct term is "a device",) then the tow vehicle requires one too. And then you will have to increase the registered weight of your vehicle. That will cost you extra for licensing. Make sure you are legit because if the MTO stops you, or a properly trained cop, it will cost you a lot of money.
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