Originally Posted by vcu70
Everyone is concerned about replacing axles-can someone explain-are they breaking, bending,? how do I know I need to replace my minuet axle?
I'm not replacing mine, but the problem with the axles on the older trailers is the rubber inside the axle gets hard and "dead" with age and no longer has any spring to it.
The way to determine if yours are bad is to look at the swing arms from under the trailer and see if they are still angled down. If they are bad the swing arms will either be straight with the frame or even angled up.
You can also jack up the trailer and if the axles are good, the wheels and swing arms will have some downward travel.