Great Dane Freedom XP


Great Dane Trailers

Strength and Performance that Shine

Weighing in at 8,200 lbs equipped with aluminum wheels, the Freedom XP is nearly 1,000 lbs less than a comparable combination steel/aluminum trailer. The Freedom XP maximizes payload capacity being able to withstand 60,000-lb loads concentrated in four feet and up to 120,000 lbs of uniform distributed loads.

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Beam Construction

Available in 48' and 53' lengths, the FREEDOM XP's innovative design features a two-piece bolted mainbeam design to optimize overall performance. The top and bottom halves of the beams are engineered for light weight, superior strength and streamlined design. Camber is locked into the final beam assembly using fail-safe, long-lasting stainless steel lock bolts front-to-rear. The L-shaped bottom half of the beam allows for clean, durable attachment of the upper coupler and suspension for long life. The top half of the beam accommodates Great Dane's unique Crossmember attachment to the mainbeam. In place of welding, which is prone to fatigue and cracking, the FREEDOM XP utilizes a bolted design and fatigue-resistant stainless steel lock bolts to secure crossmembers to the mainbeams, reducing wear and ensuring long-lasting service.

Crossmember Spacing

Four-inch deep aluminum crossmembers are standard on 16-inch centers front to rear. Twelve-inch crossmember spacing is optional for additional support. An optional coil package places extra crossmembers between the mainbeams in the coil area to reduce floor damage.


Two-piece, heavy-duty outriggers transfer load weight from the side rails to the lower main beams and are securely attached with specially designed fasteners.

Side Rails

For ultimate flexibility in load securement, the Freedom XP features heavy-duty extruded aluminum side rails with a full length built-in sliding winch track and a unique second top track for sliding chain hooks. Standard on 24-inch centers, double pipe spools and stake pockets offer additional securement points. A 3-inch aluminum rub rail protects the sides of the trailer from scrapes and hard bumps.


The 1.25-inch aluminum floor is standard with two apitong nailing strips and features a safety-grip surface for positive traction when walking on the deck and to help restrain cargo movement. Pull-up chain ties can be recessed in the floor for additional cargo securement.

Support Gear

The Great Dane Model 60 Landing Gear features a lift capacity of 55,000 lbs. and uses a constant mesh gear box, which keeps gears engaged for consistently smooth shifting. The landing gear construction features a floating nut design which protects the elevating screw from damage caused by dock walk. Critical reinforcement of the support gear area adds strength and dependability. Support gear legs are mounted to massive aluminum extrusions for exceptional strength, and welded reinforcement pads help to eliminate failures at bolted connection points. Completing the design, Great Dane's proprietary replaceable shock-mounted sand shoes reduce stresses in the mount by 50 percent. Componentry is bolted in place for ease of repair.

Suspension Design

The Freedom XP's suspension features designed-in strength for extended frame life. The combination of galvanized steel and aluminum reinforcements between the mainbeams provides durability and protection against corrosion. Bolt-on "K" bracing reinforces the front axle, to help prevent stress cracking from side-to-side loads. The standard Hendrickson INTRAAX air-ride suspension is not only lightweight but delivers reliable performance. The tapered-beam combines with Hendrickson's Large-Diameter Axle (LDA) technologies for increased bending stiffness and improved durability. This system also features long-life Tri-Functional® pivot bushings for a smooth ride and Quik-Align® for fast and easy axle alignments. An additional standard feature, the 6-Year Stemco Platinum Performance Plus Wheel End System includes Guardian HP oil seals, PRO-TORQ spindle nuts, and integrated Sentinel hub caps. The entire system is warranted for 5 years for parts and labor and includes an additional year of coverage on parts, which can be extended to 9 years with required maintenance.

Lighting System

The Freedom XP standard lighting package features MicroNova® DOT LED lamps, designed to improve visibility and service life of the lights, and the Long Life Light System. The industry's best wiring harness, the Long-Life Light System is a maintenance-free, fully modular system backed by a 10-year warranty. This sealed harness prevents moisture intrusion, is extremely durable, and combines the flexibility of a custom wiring system with the reliability and simplicity of a sealed harness.

Rear End Construction

The unique rear frame construction features a three-piece bolted rear impact guard that meets all federally-mandated requirements for the U.S. and Canada. The bolted-design makes repairs or replacement effortless. Five rear stake pockets are recessed within the rear crossmember for impact protection. Heavy-duty extruded aluminum tubular corners include full depth bumper blocks for additional protection against dock impact. All rear lights are shock mounted and recessed for maximum protection. The backs of the light fixtures and connections are fully enclosed and protected from road debris and ice buildup.

Geometric Dimensions

Overall Length
48'0"for WSAR 121 Axel Centers
Undercarriage Design
Tandem Axle, Fixed Ari-Ride
Web Thickness
Mainbeam Flangest
0.38" X 5.00" Top; 0.38" X 5.00"
Overall Width
King Pin Location
30" from Nose
Landing Gear Location
112" From Kingpin


Front Corner
5" Diagonal
Hose Couplers (Gladhands)
Haldex Control and Supply
Standard Document Holder
Tite Seal #158 Loocated at Landing Gear Crossmember Roadside
Additional Manifest Box
Stake Pockets Front
Stake Pockets Material and Size Front
Front Rub Rail

Front Bulkhead

Bulkhead Type
Bulkhead Windows
Tarp Tie Bar
Bulkhead Steps on Front
Chain Rack

Tarp Restraint Front

Tarp Restraint (Rope Hook) Location, Front

Siderail Specifications

Side Rail Type
Extruded Aluminum
Side Stake Pockets
Stake Pockets Material
Aluminum, 1.81" Inside X 3.38" Inside X 4" Deep
Stake Pocket Spacing
24" Centers
Stake Pocket Location
0.38" Below Top of Side Rail
Rub Rail Type, Side
3.00" Aluminum
Rub Rail Location
Centered on Stake Pocket
Spool Quantity

Side Winch and Tarp Restraints

Quantity of Fixed Winches Mounted Between Crossmembers
Quantity of Fixed Undermount Winches In Bay-Area
Sliding Winch Track


Buckplate Material
Stake Pockets, Rear
Stake Pockets Material
Aluminum 1.81" Inside X 3.38" Inside X 4" Deep
Rear Impact Guard
Aluminum Rear Impact Guard
Filler Plate
Rear Bumpers
Rubber Blocks, 1 Pair
Tag Bracket Location
Tarp Restraint (Rope Hook) Location, Rear


Upper Coupler Type
Mainbeam Plate Thickness
Landing Gear
GD60 (Non Fast Gear)
Landing Gear Foot/Shoe
10" X 10" Cushion Foot
Tire Carrier
No Tire Carrier
Bay Area Crossmembers
4" Aluminum on 16" Centers
Extra Crossmembers at the Rear

Tool Boxes, Floor and Floor Restraints

Tool Box Quantity
Type of Floor
Aluminum, 1.25" Safety-Grip with 2 Apitong Nailing Strips
Floor Cargo Restraint Type


Model of Suspension
Hendrickson AANT 23K
Bogie Location
92" Fixed From Rear
Dump Valve
Hose Coupler Activated (Automatic)
Auxilliary Dump Valve
Auxilliary Dump Valve Location
Wheel Spacer (Corrosion Barrier)


Axle Type
Hendrickson Tapered Spindle
Brake Size
16.50" X 7.00"
Brake Actuators
Great Dane Standard 2.5" Stroke
Brake Lining
Furnished with Suspension
Brake Shoe Type
Hendrickson Extended Service
Brake Adjusters
Great Dane Standard Automatic
Dust Shield
Tire-Inflation-Systemn/Tire/Wheel Option


Anti-Lock Brakes
Wabco 2S/1M Easy Stop
Optional Diagnostics Cable
Brake Valves
Air-Tank Drain Valves
Great Dane, Smooth Black with Logo

Tires/Wheels/Hub and Drum

Rim/Disc Wheel Size
22.5" 8.25"
Hub/Wheel and Drum
Great Dane Hub Piloted Universal 10 Stud Hub with Outboard Cast Drums
Brake Drum Balancing
Wheel Type
22.5" Steel Disc Wheel, Hub Piloted, 5HH
Wheel Stud Options
Long Studs for Future Aluminum Wheels
Tire Size
11R 22.5
Tire Brand
Bridgestone R196 (G)

Axle End Condition

Wheel Lubricant
Kendall EBL Grease
Wheel Seals
Stemco Guardian
Stemco Sentinel Hubcaps
Axle Spindle Nuts
Pro-Torq Nuts

Electrical Wiring/Lights

Electrical Connector
Great Dane 7-Way Solid Pin
Electrical Connector and Gladhand Location
Near Center Front
Exterior Lighting Package
All Lights LED, Long Life Lighting System, Grote MicroNova DOT LED
Side Bottom Lights
3 Each Side (Front, Rear, and standard Midship Combination)
Side Bottom Lights Locations
Evenly spaced Front to Rear
Buckplate Light Type
Grote Series 40, LED Grommet Mount
Buckplate Light Qyantity and Location
2 Each Side
Midship Turn Signal
Grote MicroNova DOT LED Combination Turn and Clearance
Location of Turn Signal
Roadside and Curbside, Center of Trailer
Installation of Turn Signal
Attach to Bottom of Crossmember
Supplemental Turn Signal


Black, Urethane
Wheel Finish
White Enamel
Conspicuity Treatment
Great Dane on Side Rails
Special Logo
Installation of Customer Decals
Unit Numbers