Trailer build?

I’m planning on building a 6x12 dual axle trailer for hauling logs and other heavy things, nothing over 10k total trailer weight. Planning on using some 4x2 tube for the outer frame and tongue and 2x2 tube for the crossmembers of the frame and was wondering what wall thickness I should use. I’m trynna cut down on the cost and weight but I’m worried .120 would be too thin. I feel that .250 would be overkill for only 10k and would be a lot more expensive. Any thoughts?

Update:

I’ve seen some 14k trailers that are made of 5/16 thick angle but I’m not sure if .120 tube is stronger or weaker

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    5 inch steel channel for rails and cross beams, minimum. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Best thing to do is find a trailer that holds a comparable weight and look at the materials that were used to construct it. Measure twice, cut once.

    • Evan1 month agoReport

      Most things I find are made of angle not tube

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