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Replacement Axle for 1968 Shasta Camper  


Bought a 1968 Shasta loftily camper and building tiny house on trailer. need a new axle for added weight. What do you recommend?


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I assume this is a replacement axle, so in order to choose the correct one, you will need to know the dimensions of your current axle's hub-face to hub-face and spring center to spring center as in the diagram I have added, with A being the hub face dimensions and B the spring center dimensions. For example, the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam # T3584F-8974 is 89" hub face to hub face and 74" spring center to spring center with a weight capacity of 3,500 lbs.

Additionally, the axle may not be the lowest-rated part of your trailer in terms of weight capacity. It's possible the frame may also be an issue which may not allow you to "up-spec" for added weight.

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Kyle S
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