Originally Posted by Noco
I got my axels from Colin, they went in good, but the hub size on the new axel is smaller than the old one, I am nervous about the wheels but I guess with self centering lugs it shouldn't hurt anything??? Oreilly auto parts is getting me the Monroe shocks, then I need new tires. I'd like to get the Michelin mxts but they are pricey!!!
A smaller hub would mean 10 inch brakes.
Your trailer was built with 12 inch brakes.
When 10 inch brakes are in perfect adjusment, a tandem axle set will stop 7000 pounds.
Should the brakes fail on your tow vehicle, and you use the trailer brakes to stop your complete rig, you will find that the brakes will over heat, and take a long long time to stop you.
On the other hand a tandem set of 12 inch brakes, in perfect adjustment, can stop 12,000 pounds. Now, you have good things on your side to stop.
Also, "self adjusting electric brakes" have been available for a little while, which keeps the brakes at maximum stopping power.