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Installing Dexter Trailer Axle T20BTR-7258 In Application Where Spring Seats Need to be Opposite

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My axle is mounted springs on top of axle as per manufacturer instructions when assembled. The bend would be the wrong way also trailer has very little weight on it so it would never flatten out with 300 to 350lb on it. I need a straight axle 58 seat to seat and 72 hub to hub to replace my 68 hub to hob for bigger tires.

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Since you need the spring seat on the opposite side of the trailer axle part # T20BTR-7258 that you referenced you'd need to either have the spring seat that's on it removed and attached on the other side of it or have new ones like the part # TRSS175 welded to the opposite side.

The bow in the axle allows it to flatten out once the weight of the trailer is put on it. This is why you can't just flip the axle over.

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I see however wont my tires wear on the outside without enuf weight with that camber. It carries a 150lb structure and a 50lb battery and a spare... say 50lb. Run that up to 200lb the trailer sprung weight that is to say the frame is about 100lb. Thats 300lb and even 400lb won't flex that axle. Dont i need an axle that is not cambered

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You might be surprised. The axle you referenced would still flex enough to get you the camber you'd need to have evenly wearing tires. You don't necessarily need the axles totally maxed out to get the desired camber.

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