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    Bluegrass Utility Trailers

    Does anyone have experience with Bluegrass Utility Trailers? A local guy sells them, but I can't find many reviews or comments about them online. They look solid. This one is 16' long, 76" wide with tandem axles (3500lb axles) and a brake on one axle. I know the market is flooded with many different types of these trailers, but these seem better than most. I just haven't heard of them before.
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    I have not seen that brand, doesn't make it good or bad. I have PJ trailer witch I think is well made if you have a dealer take a look and compare.

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    Brakes on only one axle would have me looking elsewhere.
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    Brakes and load limit would be my concern, appears to be a very little to 'light duty' trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Brakes on only one axle would have me looking elsewhere.
    Yup. If I can't get brakes on all wheels, I'm gone.
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    Offering brakes standard on only one axle in a tandem setup tells me they are building to price point, NOT to quality. I'd be gone.
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    It is amazing how many trailer manufacturers offer brakes on only one axle. Most have the option for adding a brake to the second axle though.

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    Lots of strong opinions against brakes only one axle. I would like to hear some details on why this is so bad.
    Is there not enough braking power to stop the trailer?
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    Bluegrass Utility Trailers

    Single brake axles are fine with the right tow vehicle and the proper load. As Meburdick said, they're built that way to hit a certain price point. The trailer business has a lot of small, regional builders and margins are thin.

    I prefer brakes on all axles just because it has more stopping power and wears the components less. There are more components to wear though, so it's not as much a cost savings on maintenance as it is extending the intervals that shoes need to be replaced. It's also easier on the tow vehicle. I wouldn't write off an entire brand just because they build a trailer with one axle brakes. That would be like writing off all Fords trucks because you test drove a Ranger but want an F-450. Talk to them, inspect the trailers in person and see what else they offer. Personally I'm not a fan of trailers with side rails and gates for tractors and equipment, I prefer a flat deck car/ equipment trailer style, most of which have brakes on both axles.
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