Trailer Aluminum Sheet & Post

Stoughton’s smooth side, model AV aluminum sheet and post dry van is one of the industry’s most respected and durable units on the road today.

The design goal for this family of products is to provide the user with the ability to "haul more freight, for more miles, for the lowest cost per mile."

Every Stoughton AV aluminum sheet & post trailer is built to the highest quality of standards in the industry to provide years of trouble free operation. Whether you need equipment to handle the most concentrated loads, the greatest possible payload, or the largest cubic capacity; at Stoughton your trailer is configured to work effectively in the environment you define.

Focus on Detail: You owe yourself a close look! From our electronically controlled "Exac Trac" alignment system to our "Dual Tensioned" roof, computer controlled wheel nut torque equipment to our leak detecting ultrasound instruments, patented "Wide Slide" suspension rail to our specially designed ‘Super-Sill’ cross members, "High Impact" front to our "Industrial Rear" you will discover in Stoughton Trailers... the Difference is Quality.

  • Base Model
    AVW-535T-S-C-AR (Aluminum Smoothside van, Hi-Cube, 53', No. 5 height, Tandem, Slider, Air-Ride)
  • Length
    Overall - 53’-0"
  • Width
    Overall - 102"; Inside 98-1/2"
  • Height
    Overall - 13’-6" based on 47" 5th wheel height
    Inside front - 110"
    Inside rear - 110"
    Door opening - 109-7/8"
    Dock height - 49-1/2"
  • Capacity
    20,000 lb brake rating per axle
  • Suspension
    Rigid trailing arm style air suspension, with EZ-align axle alignment and an external dock lock to minimize dock walk
  • Axle
    Tapered spindles and bearings with Pro-Torq axle nuts
  • Brakes
    Extended service, quick change, 16-1/2" x 7" air with Haldex automatic slack adjusters, 3030 brake chambers, Meritor Wabco 2S/1M ABS, and filtered air couplers - meets FMV Standard No. 121
  • Wheels and Hubs
    22.5 x 8.25 hub-piloted steel disc, 5 hand hole and powder coated white, 10 stud hub piloted with cast iron drums, 11-1/4" bolt circle
  • Oil Seals 
  • Stemco Platinum Plus Performance System with Chevron Delo Semi-Fluid Grease
  • Tires
    (8) 295/75R22.5
    PSI: 95 / 655 KPa
    GAWR: 20,000
    GVWR: 70,000
  • Landing Gear and Landing Gear Subframe
    Holland Atlas 55 with replaceable cushion foot and roadside "Speed Crank" handle, located 146" from front,
    Wide inside-type mounting, longitudinal mounting channels spanning five cross members with cross, fore and aft diagonal bracing and cross channel braced
  • Suspension Subframe
    Holland 4-pin slider-type with hot rolled 80,000 min. yield wide-slide 204" body rails
  • Upper Coupler
    3-1/2" deep channel style coupler with full width 1/4" lower plates
  • S.A.E. king pin. cross head type, AAR rated
  • Crossmember
    Pre-coated 4" "Super-Sill" I-beams 12" on centers throughout (80,000 lb min. yield)
    Shallow area ahead of landing gear uses (3) hat-shaped heavy-duty members
  • Lower Rail
    Extruded aluminum, 6061-T6
  • Floor
    Havco 1-3/8" laminated oak from rear sill forward, butted to king-pin subframe
    Smooth steel 49" of forward area
    Fastened with (3) staggered screws per board per cross member 
    12" threshold plate at rear, forward edge beveled into floor
  • Front Wall
    Pre-painted white .050" aluminum front panels and corner panels, pre-painted .050" aluminum beveled corners, (6) 16 Ga. galvanized steel posts x 2-1/2" deep, equally spaced heavy-duty lower sill across front and around corners  
  • Side Walls 
  • Galvanized steel posts, 24" on center (16" on center landing gear forward), 14 Ga.  single slot logistic posts with double rivet row vertically through.050" aluminum pre-painted panels 
  • Upper Rail
    Extruded aluminum, 6061-T6
  • Roof
    .040" one-piece aluminum sheet pre-tensioned against galvanized steel bows, 24" on center, crowned and fastened to top rail with galvanized bolts, stainless steel washers and lock nuts
  • Rear Frame
    98" x 109-7/8" high with shallow header, tubular steel corner posts welded rigid to lower sill flush to top of floor
  • Rear Doors
    1/2" composite panels with dual durometer gaskets
    (4) 2-3/4" wide extruded aluminum hinges
    (1) lock bar per door
    Loop style door hold backs
  • Lining
    Front: 1/2" OSB full height
    Sides: 12" corrugated steel scuff with recessed Dymond Ply above
    Ceiling: None
  • Electrical
    7-way socket with stop/tail, directional, license, applicable marker, clearance, and conspicuity per DOT/FMV Safety Std. No. 108.
    Combination center marker/turn signal, five light rear header, marker/clearance light on front corners. Return ground on all lights
  • Trucklite LED lights throughout with Trucklite harnesses for lifetime solution
  • Bumper
    Corner bars, cross-channel and light guards welded rigid to rear sill
    Bolt on impact guard with bolt on anti-skid horizontal member and 4 vertical posts for added safety   
    Meets DOT requirements
    (2) black polyurethane dock bumpers on rear
  • Mudflaps
    24" wide anti-sail
  • Painting 
  • Stoughton's steel body parts are grit-blasted and primed with a zinc-rich, 2-part epoxy which is baked on, then coated with a 2-part modified acrylic enamel and baked again