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3,500 lb Trailer Axle for Homemade Trailer

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Students built a 5 x10 trailer 5 foot 5 inches wide. Is there a 3500 lbs axle that will fit this?

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There are 3,500 lb axles that have dimensions that are longer than the 66 inches that you said your students trailer was, such as the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam # T3584F-8974 which measures 74 inches from spring center to spring center and 89 inches from hub face to hub face. There is a lower-rated axle, the Dexter # T20BTR-7258 which is 58 inches from spring center to spring center and 72 inches from hub face to hub face.

I have added a link to an install video of the 3,500 lb axle and also linked a pair of help articles which I strongly recommend checking out, one on trailer suspension and the other on how to determine exactly where to position your trailer axle.

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