1. Larry N. Smith
    October 6, 2020 @ 12:28 AM

    All I wanted to know is what gauge steel 2″ tubular steel I need for a 6×10 trailer tongue.


    • Mechanic
      October 6, 2020 @ 2:55 AM

      Interesting question, but I’m sorry, there is not enough information. Is this a 2000# capacity? From all my engineering, something in the 2″ range is insufficient for anything higher. People often take the tongue for grantid, but the interface where the tongue connects to the trailer bed is one of the highest stress point on the trailer. I’ve seen plenty of bent tongues, and you don’t want that problem. The size of material you need is a full engineering project — which, unfortunately, involves size yes, but also tongue length, configuration, tube orientation and design, capacity, how you will load it, and more. Way too much to answer here. I’m sorry there isn’t a simple chart to pick from.


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