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Old 05-17-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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New 5000# axle came today

Ok, my fellow DIY'ers. Got my new axle today. Started the de-axilization process. Started to take the first photos so I'll start getting them in order so you can make fun of me when I show me scraping my knuckles.

BTW, it's a replacement from Inland. Good outfit!

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Old 05-17-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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Looking forward to pics. I did this last year with my dad and my phone camera was all I had --- and the results were poor (at best). Pretty intimidating job that turned out to be okay. But would have taken twice as long without the assistance of my dad. Man, those axles are HEAVY and cumbersome. but not rocket science. Thankfully.

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:29 PM   #3
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Be sure to check the alignment of the wheels before you install the new axles. I did not, and one of the two axles is so badly out of line that it chewed about a third of the tread off in about 2000 miles. Unfortunately, the trailer was not used heavily and it took some time for the problem to manifest itself. Tried to get the axles aligned but instead got a got a line from the dealer on how much other work needed to be done before the alignment could be done. I declined.

Not sure what I will do now, but wish I had not assumed that new axles would have the proper toe-in.

Regarding the weight of the axles, I made up a "C" shaped frame on 3 or 4" casters that supported the axles under the swing arms. Then it was a simple matter to roll the axle under the trailer and elevate it into position with a floor jack.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:54 AM   #4
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Thanks Harry!
Looks to be a fun job.
Laura, I'll get as many pics as my free hand will allow
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