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How to Determine Length of Axle When Rebuilding Trailer

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The width of my trailer is 83” and the spring spacing is 75.5”. I need a 6000 lb axle but I don’t know how long it should be to give a good space between tire and trailer side. Thanks for your help

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The axle length is actually going to depend on a few factors; the 83" width of your trailer is important, but you also need to add the width of the fenders or wheel wells to that if they add to that. From there you subtract the width of your wheels and the length of your two spindles. This will give you the necessary axle tube length.

Another option is to forego the equation and instead use an axle-less system, the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - Spindle w/ Brake Flange - Regular Tires - 7K # TASR7KS01 or Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension - 4" Drop Spindle w/ Brake Flange - Regular Tires - 7K # TASR7KS02. I am showing the 7,000 lb options as there is no 6,000 lb

I've added links to video reviews of the Timbren systems for you to check out.

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