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    so my axle snapped on trailer on high way. tips on fixing so we can get it home

    my cousin took my spare 05 trailer, never used it as i sold the ski. had no idea it was bad as it was, anyway, he took it to go buy a 05 f12x aquatrax, not sure if the 140 mile trip one way with out a ski had anything to do with it. but on the way home about half way the axle snapped about an 1.5 from the bearing, so i have about an 1.5 inchs of square tubing i can work with. as of now we are thinking of renting a uhaul, throwing it in the back, bringing it to my work and welding in some 1" square tubing inside, and then welding supports/gussets around the weak spots. thoughts? ill try to get pics after.


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    That's what I'd do--Get a trailer to wherever the broken trailer is and winch it up on it. Maybe a roll-back wrecker would work too. You're on the right track getting the broken trailer to your shop to make repairs IMO.

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    any idea where i can get a used/new cheap axle?

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    Check your local CL too. I have seen singles going for cheap. might be cheaper to replace then repair. not knowing where you are I know there are several singles by me cheap, including mine.

    either way, your going down the right path for now, get it home and then figure out what to do.

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    One of my leaf springs broke yesterday so I was on the hunt for some new springs. I finally found a place that seems to have pretty good prices and the only place I've seen so far that have a leaf spring with a "open eye" spring (also known as C-hook). They also have axels and I think the prices are pretty good for those too. I'm going to replace the wheel bearings and add the pressurized wheel/grease caps while I'm doing all this. Here's the URL http://www.easternmarine.com

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    here`s where I purchased my axle.
    http://www.redtrailers.com/ListItems.asp?cat=21

    www.easternmarine.com and www.etrailer.com are a few other good places to get trailer parts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyGPR View Post
    here`s where I purchased my axle.
    http://www.redtrailers.com/ListItems.asp?cat=21
    Oh, thanks for this! They were a bit cheaper than easternmarine.com. Both are probably about the same distance from me (NJ), but the RT was a several bux cheaper and their shipping was less too!

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