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  • New trailer axle

    I need to replace the axle on my trailer that the previous owner put on. They replaced with the wrong length and it’s causing my tires to wear on the inside. By to long I mean it has a 10” over hang causing the axle to lose strength. The trailer is a shoreline (not made anymore) so how can I figure out the correct axle I need? Spring center is 68” but how do I figure out what I need hub to hub?

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    Well let's get one thing straight before getting into the axle length...

    to iboats Ram569. ALways great to have anew iboats member...


    Okay, now the axle length. You could measure from the center of where you want your tires to be from one side to the other for a length of the replacement axle. That should be very close to the length you need. But then when you go to buy a new axle, pick the one closest to that length. Hardly anyone manufacturers trailers with special size axles. The build their trailers from off -the-shelf products to keep cost down... JMHO
    Tom Boy Boat Project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...s-what-trailer
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      Thanks - I’ll give that a try...

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