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Old 03-17-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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What about these axles? - (pics)

So these look bad too, right? 1 pic is of typical arm angle under standard load, the other is with wheel/tire hanging under no load, and what bothers me about that one is the minimal downward sag of the axle arm, nowhere near 22 degrees. It would appear to be somewhat frozen up, meaning replacement time. But- there is at least an inch of tire showing above the wheels- so it's a little ambiguous info. What do you think? thanks, tim
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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So these look bad too, right? 1 pic is of typical arm angle under standard load, the other is with wheel/tire hanging under no load, and what bothers me about that one is the minimal downward sag of the axle arm, nowhere near 22 degrees. It would appear to be somewhat frozen up, meaning replacement time. But- there is at least an inch of tire showing above the wheels- so it's a little ambiguous info. What do you think? thanks, tim
There are 2 axle tests.

One is the position of the torsion arm when loaded. In your case, if the trailer is loaded, then not too bad.

Two, is when the side is jacked up, observing the amount of tire drop. The tire should drop about 3 inches. If not, then the rubber rods have solidified, which will cause avery rough ride for the trailer.

In that case, replacements are in order.

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From one metro-Atlantan to another, welcome to the forums. And sorry about the axles, but she's a beauty!
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