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Replacement Axle for LoadRite Boat Trailer

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I am looking to find an axle assembly for my LoadRite boat trailer and I cant seem to find out which is the correct one. I have the VIN number which I sent to someone at LoadRite, but its been a couple of weeks and I havent heard back. Is this something you could determine based on the VIN number - or do you need other trailer specs?

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I looked up the LoadRite parts and they have torsion axles and traditional spring axles. If you have a trailer that has the springs centered at 58 inches on center and is 1-1/2 inches square, then the axle is a 2,000 lb axle and you would use the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with Standard Spindles - 72" Long - 2,000 lbs # T20BTR-7258 with hardware # APUBR-10.

If you have different axle, give me those measurements and I'll try to assist by comparing parts. Overall length, style of springs whether traditional or as integrated torsion axle, springs from center to center, and diameter or axle dimension. I believe all the axles are square with that manufacturer.

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Thanks very much for the follow up. The specs on the axle are: Spring Axle 72” spring to spring 2”x2” square axle (with dip in it) Appears to be 86” hub face to hub face I don’t have a caliper, but the spindle appears to be 1 ¼ (seal) to 1 1/8 (inner/outer) The axle is basically 90” long total 2001 LoadRite trailer Thanks again for your help. I just want to make sure I get something that works. Thanks!

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I have an option for you, however the manufacturer doesn't have a direct replacement option. We have a larger capacity axle in the Dexter Trailer Axle w/ Idler Hubs - EZ-Lube - 5 on 4-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 89" Long - 3,500 lbs # 35545I-EZ-89 which has spring seats at 74 inches on center with the other dimensions fitting well. This would require welding spring seats # TRSS238 in the 72 inch on center spacing and then using # APUBR-1 for mounting the axle to your current springs.

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