Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest - View Single Post - Trailer ??
Thread: Trailer ??
View Single Post
Old August 28th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #12
Bones's Avatar
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: South Lyon, MI
Posts: 12,506
iTrader: (39)
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to Bones

Originally Posted by MuddyPaws View Post
Depends on what axle? It would have to be a damn old, and odd axle to not be able to put brakes on it any way. I converted a set of mobile home axles that didn't have brakes with TSC stuff. If it has a standard style spindle, the most you will have to do is weld on the flange.

I have yet to see a normal 3500 pound axle not be able to take a set of brakes.
in that case, all you are using is the axle tube. There are some axles that don't even use a standard spindle (the old split-rim and mobile home axles come to mind)

But you are right, you can take ANY axle and
1- buy 2 new spindles
2- buy 4 new bearings
3- buy 2 new hubs/drums
4- buy 2 new backing plates and brake pads
5- buy 2 new rims, because the old rims won't fit the new hubs
6- buy 2 new tires, because the old tires are dry rotten, and won't fit the new rims

and then do it again since it is a dual axle trailer

and voila... you just spent more than a good used properly equiped trailer would have costed you in the first place.

And I'm guessing the sweet trailer youjust bought without brakes also uses a 2" trailer ball.... you'll need to buy a new 2 5-16" coupler now too.
Inviscid Motorsports

Special Thanks and Recommendations to;
Motorcity Machines
Ironman Offroad
Branik Motorsports
Maxxis Tires

Raceline Wheels
PAC Racing Springs
Joint Clutch and Gear
Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Page generated in 1.07242 seconds with 22 queries