Yes it just ain't gonna work. Need a minimum of a 3/4 ton. They test there towing weights on a flat road at 60 mph. So cut in half what they tell you. Plus if something ever happens to the trailer brakes there is no way to stop that rig on a 1/2 ton brakes. On My 1/2 ton suburban it happened at a total of less than 8000 lbs. with no weight in the vehicle. Please trust me on this your life and the lives of others are at risk.
My son owns and operates one of the Biggest Trailer Manufacturers in our
state. He cringes whenever he has to sell a 24 or bigger enclosed trailer
to a customer with a 1/2 truck who insists on one that size.
Try to get 6,000 Lb each a
xles (or even 7,000 lb.)and load range E or higher radials.
Try to get one on 16 inch centers and .040 walls. Get American
made Dexter Axles and hardware even though they cost double what
the Chinese crap does.
For a quality 24 Ft. trailer properly equipped enclosed expect to pay $12,000/ $13,000
set up the right way. If it is a cheaper made in Georgia Trailers = Inspect it closely before
you buy it!
In my opinion you can not build and sell a quality 24 for less than that and pay the employees
a wage that will feed their families and feed my son's family as well even if you are a very high volume
Smooth sides are fine back East but out West in the Heat and Wind we get they fall apart
a lot. Especially if you scrimp on the thickness of the metal sides.
You will see quite a few of his trailers at Mopars in Vegas in March.