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How to Measure for a Replacement Trailer Axle

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What axle is needed for a 5 foot 7 inch wide trailer?

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To determine the axle size you will need there are some measurements needed. First, if you are replacing the axle then you can measure the one you have. Measure from the center of one spring seat to the center of the other spring seat. Then measure from hub face to hub face. I included a picture showing where to measure.

In the picture the spring seat measurement is 74 inches and the hub face measurement is 89 inches. This is just an example.

If the trailer does not have an axle then measure from the center of one frame rail to the center of he other frame rail. Do you know the capacity you need? If we do not have an axle that has the exact measurements and capacity you need then there are a couple of options.

First, you could special order an axle locally. Or you could use a Timbren axle-less system which would have the suspension built in. I have included a link to our axle main page and a link to the axle-less systems separately.

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