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Trailer Axle...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RustBuket, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Well this may be the wrong forum but I'm not a member so here goes....

    I'm looking into building my own trailer since prices seem to be pretty outlandish around here. Just wondering if you guys had any thoughts on building anything from a utility trailer to a car hauler. Specifically, where could a guy find pre-made trailer axles? Thanks for all your help.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    try here...

    Northern Tool sells new trailer axles quite reasonably..I'd not waste my time trying to use mobile home axles,though many use them and they do work..but are cheaply made, and are only intended to make "one trip" from the factory to the mobile homes new site..

    Many states are getting anal about home built trailers for hauling 3000 lbs or more..our state requires a title,brakes,and inspection every year on "car haulers"...sometimes its not worth doing it yourself,when used trailers are not too hard to find..:crazy:
     
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    why not jus put a 10b under it? probably cheaper. jus a thought. maybe its jus cuz i have 3 jus chilln in my yard.
     
  5. RustBuket

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    I could do that I spose but the problem with that is the trailer has to be much higher off the ground. I'm lookin for something pretty low. Easy load/unload.
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    torsion axles are the way to go. each wheel is independent and much lower than leaf sprung.

    hear is my 10k trailer. torsion axles. and about 1 ft lower than leaf sprung.

    10k trailer 001.jpg
     
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    I wish I could look at that!!! (not a member) I looked at the torsion set up and they look really sweet. You could pretty much make your trailer as low as you wanted. Hmmmm thanks for the heads up.
     
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    right click with mouse on the pic listing i posted and save to computer then veiw on your computer.
     
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    No worky.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    He's a freebie member, not a paying one, so he can't get to the attachment. One of the perks of membership is free photo hosting :) ... for other members.

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    Do you have a Princess Auto in Sask.?
    If so,just wait for the sales.Thier Trailer stuff goes on sale pretty often and you can save ALOT of cashby waiting for the sales...that's what I did.

    I bought a 3500Lb trailer axle with leaves and all the mounting hardware for $178.00 Canadian...it was on sale.

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    $17.00 Canadian for a Trailer wiring kit,includes side markers,wire,rear tail lights and Lic. plate frame...again on sale.

    The 2" A-frame hitch part was only $14.00.
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    Fenders were $14.00 each
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    The tires/wheels I got at an American TSC for $80.00 each,15" rims with ST205 6 ply trailer tires.
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    All the steel I got locally.

    I'm not done yet but this is what I've got done so far.It's 5x8
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    This 550lb trailer jack was only $21.00...on sale.
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    Thanks man! Those pics/prices help me out alot! BTW, yes there is a princess auto in Saskatoon. I'll have to look into getting some stuff there. Thanks again for your ideas. Anyone else want to chime in?
     

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