hello all, hope you don't mind me asking a couple of questions about the real trailers.
(btw I just bought the Moebius Prostar, and what a kit! I really can't wait to get stuck into it!)
Just wondering with the length (53ft), why do they only have 2 axles? how much weight can they carry?
In Australia we are limited to certain trailer lengths, mainly 44ft, and the majority of those trailers have 3 axles.
just wondering as i'm now planning on getting one of these trailers to stick behind the prostar.
Depending on how the reefer is equipped - multiple zones/cooling units vs. single zone cooling unit (meaning you can separate the trailer by insulated bulkheads and operate it at separate temperatures vs. there being a uniform temperature for the entire trailer) you can put somewhere between 40,000 and 45,500lbs worth of cargo into it. Part of the equation also is how heavy the tractor is, as the entire vehicle's gross weight can't exceed 80,000lbs.
The multiple zone trailers haul less cargo weight due to the additional weight of the internal cooling units and insulated bulkheads.