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5,200 lb Axle Solution for 2017 Coachmen Catalina 243RBS


We want to upgrade our travel trailers axles. After one trip, the back axle was bent. The camper was not overloaded. It now has 3500# axles. should we put 4000# or 5200# axles on it. The trailers gvwr is 7600.


Expert Reply:

It's interesting that you have a trailer with a 7,600 GVWR yet only 7k of axle capacity. I'd recommend going with a 4k or 5.2k as it's the more common capacity. Is the trailer sitting level?

We don't have an extensive list of standard trailer axles we can help you with, but best option for a leaf spring axle would be to find a local trailer shop to you who can order you in axles based on dimensions and capacity.

The only 5,200 axle setup we have would be a Timbren Axle Less # ASR5200S01 which would work well but is more like a torsion spring setup. These also can be used as tandem setups. For brake hubs you'd need the part # 8-201-5UC3-EZ and then for a brake assembly set you'd need # AKEBRK-7-SA.

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