Originally Posted by rustyrivet
Andy, you suggested that I call you regarding this post. I now have a new axle and had commented that I was not sure the the new axle did the job. I was not certain in this post precisely where we were measuring to on the axle mounting plate. To get something within 1/16th of an inch the measurement must from and to precise points and I truely don't know what the axle mounting plate is since that page is missing from my AS manual. In re-reading your post, I note that your first creteria is to make sure the tires are not twisted. In looking more closely, I think they well may be, since I must maneuver the trailer past the garage to the pad beside the house. The rear of the trailer must move to the left rather sharply to get to that position. Perhaps I don't really have the problem after all. I can't back the unit straight onto the pad because of the curb so I'll have to wait until I have it out on the street to make the measurements. Thanks for your help. Jim
I just got out of the hospital, with a new knee. WOWEE
Now all I have to do is tons of rehab, so that I will be able to walk without a walker and/or a wheel chair. BUMMER.
I have no idea when I will be able to return to my office.
I will try to help you the best I can.
The axle mounting plate, is welded to the outside of the frame, and is easily visible, especially if you remove a tire. You will find 2 each 5/8 inch bolts that go thru the axle mounting bracket, that hold the axle to the axle mounting plate.
The dimension you should come up with is either 61 3/8 inches, or 67 1/8 inches.
I would be very cautious of a shop that did not know what an axle mounting plate is.
If you need more help, please call Greg at our office.
He can post a photo of what the axle mounting plate looks like, when it's mounted.