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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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I would like to widen my trailer about 6" total and I was wondering if there were axle shafts inside the tubes or not???
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No, the spindle is welded on the outside of the tube with a flange sitting just inside similar to a yoke of a driveshaft. l
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So it can be cut at that weld at longer tube put in?
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^ I agree no axles inside, but 2 things to remember, the axle tubes usually have camber so the tires still sit straight when loaded, and the legal width to the widest point is 8' 6"?
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^ I agree no axles inside, but 2 things to remember, the axle tubes usually have camber so the tires still sit straight when loaded, and the legal width to the widest point is 8' 6"?
If I end up doing it, I will probably have a trailer shop or someone who builds car trailers do it. Right now I am 76" between the fenders, the fenders are wide but I was going to change those also to help get me some deck width. I will be way under 102".

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Why waste your time money? You can buy a complete axle with brakes and the bolt pattern you want with an 80" spring center for $185.00 The same axle used on car trailers with 82" between the fenders. $119.00 for just the axle/spindle ASSY and use your hubs/drums. If you feel like straightening a set, Come and get them.
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Why waste your time money? You can buy a complete axle with brakes and the bolt pattern you want with an 80" spring center for $185.00 The same axle used on car trailers with 82" between the fenders. $119.00 for just the axle/spindle ASSY and use your hubs/drums. If you feel like straightening a set, Come and get them.
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and the legal width to the widest point is 8' 6"?
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if you need someone to do it let me know
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you can actually get an axle that allows you to go 84" between fenders if you use 9" wide fenders and still be at the 102" that a typical 82" between fender trailer would be........2" doesn't seem like much but it can make the difference when hauling a built rig. I just ordered a new trailer the other day and that's what they are doing with it, my jeep is 83" wide so it'll just squeze thru with the tires aired down.
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akozman, what brand did you order? I've talked to every trailer company under the sun over the last coule of months. I would like to get one in the 83, 84 width range, then move the fenders out another inch or so. PJ trailers makes them 83 wide, and the axles are much wider. I measured 88 between the tires, and I think you could narrow the fenders almost two inches each side.
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akozman, what brand did you order? I've talked to every trailer company under the sun over the last coule of months. I would like to get one in the 83, 84 width range, then move the fenders out another inch or so. PJ trailers makes them 83 wide, and the axles are much wider. I measured 88 between the tires, and I think you could narrow the fenders almost two inches each side.
http://www.bnmtrailersalesinc.com/ it's in Elsie, NE of Lansing. I went with a 20' (2' dove) 10k construction trailer. Talk to Bill and tell him that Andrew Koz just ordered a trailer that's 84" wide and he'll know exactly what you're talking about.
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I'll call him in the morning. I spoke to Nashcar trailers today. They build all aluminum trailers in Michigan. He said they could go 84 wide, but it's very expensive. I'm not real sure how an all aluminum trailer would hold up hauling a 5200lb jeep. Thanks Andrew
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