Double Drop Trailer

double drop trailerThe double drop trailer is used mainly for oversized freight. The lower deck height lets you load products that are taller then 10′. It has a longer piece in the middle that we like to call the “well”. The “well” usually ranges from 25-29′.

There are two types of double drop trailers

Both of these usually they have 2 or more axles, and a “flip axle”, which flips up to lay on the deck or flips down to create an extra axle for balancing weight.

Some examples of freight these trailers usually haul are construction equipment, cars, trucks, tanks, and forklifts.

Because of the relatively short length of the freight well, there are also extendable double drop trailers for tall and long freight.

Double Drop Trailer Specifications & Dimensions Video

Specifications & Dimensions (transcript)

“Alright, today we are gonna go…through the Double Drop Trailer, very similar to the Removable Gooseneck Trailer. If you’re not familiar with that refer back because Double Drop Trailers are so similar. The main difference in between a Double Drop Trailer and an RGN is they’re not as heavy duty. The weight capacity on a Double Drop Trailer isn’t as much as an RGN. They’re not as built for heavy haul as an RGN would be.

And the lot of Double Drops will even haul Flatbed freight because they’ve got a lot of deck space to play with. Usually their deck space is flat and they can get cargo on top of it, and with an RGN they don’t have that space to stack cargo on… Their axles and everything else take up the space to haul heavy freight.

But your same dimensions apply. You know, 29 to 30 feet in the well, 8′ 6″ wide, legal. 11′ 6″ tall on a Double Drop, depending on the trailer, legally.

They can usually haul about 35,000 pounds, legally. RGN: same, but they can add axles.

So, you can get Double Drop Stretches also. They will insert, for a stretch, but that’s a process we’ll probably go over in the future.

But, that’s the Double Drop Trailer, thanks.”

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  • Equipment

  • Length: 48′
  • Upper Deck length: 6′-10′
  • Lower Deck Length: 29′
  • Trailer Width: 8’6″
  • Height: 18″-24″
  • Commodity

  • Length: 29′
  • Width: 8’6″
  • Height: 11.6′-12′
  • Weight: 45,000 lbs


Double drop trailer dimensions