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 Post subject: trailer axle
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:13 pm 
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I thought i would post this in case others have problems.

here all of a sudden i have been having my trailer tires to

not last very long. with some vibration. i jacked the tires

up and rolled them the bearings seemed fine . I had just replaced

the bearings a few months. but i remembered a wheel falling into

a chug hole a while back. a straight edge used a 2x4 for that

across the front of the tire and measured from it to the trailer

frame on both sides of the wheel the back end of the tire was

3/4 inch longer than the front of the tire out from the frame of the trailer

indicating the axle had been bent. the inside of the tire was wearing

the rest of the tire looks new. Called McClain trailers they will replace

with new axle/with new hubs and bearings for $250. so to the shop it

goes tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:06 pm 
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Hope they fix it fast and cheap for you. I get mine back on Wednesday.

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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:51 pm 
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Talk to my buddy scotty hathorn and tell him scott ramey sent you sticko he will do ya right. He did my trailer my axle was straight but spindle drop was bad

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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:34 am 
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thanks bigdaddy that is the man i talked to

Scotty Hathorn the manager . He is nice and took the time

to go over everything with me.


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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:51 pm 
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Sticko did you go to the Mclaines on I 10 close to Normandy . I was in there this am I only live 3 miles from there in woodforest. I was pricing a new tandem boat trailer ( aluminum) with the new sealed bearings that are 5 yr. maint. free.I hope your not off the water long. Because I know the feeling.


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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:53 pm 
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yes i was there around 9:30 am this morning . They have a nice

shop and parts place there. They told me they were running about

a week to a week and 1/2 out. But the manager said mine was a small

job and if he gets several small jobs he might push it through faster.

i am ready to get back on the water before it gets much hotter

out there.


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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:20 pm 
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Sticko, that sounds like a good deal to me. If I ever need any trailer parts, I think I'll check them out.


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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:18 pm 
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Got to watch those chug holes.... i dropped one off the end of the ramp once and knocked the axle on a Dilly Trailer out of alignment. Did you confirm bent? The time mine was crooked was because the u-bolts that that anchored the axle to the leaf springs were kicked back a couple of inches thanks to the hole. Took me a two weekends, with the trailer on jack stands the whole time, to replace all of the mounting hardware... but it ran straight and true afterwards on the road.

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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:03 pm 
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I measured from the axle to the rear bar of the trailer

on both sides they were the same so the axle had not moved

either the spindle or axle has to be bent. They will check it

and put a kick in the axle or change it or the spindle i

am hoping. Tires wearing on the inside .


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 Post subject: Re: trailer axle
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:58 pm 
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Im guessing bent spindle

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