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If you have a trailer

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:13 pm
by fendermonkey
I’ve had my trailer now for 4 years or so. I have checked the wheel bearings from time to time, adjusting the brakes, etc. Finally got around to putting brakes on the front axle (holy crap what a noticeable difference). While doing this, I noticed how worn the shackles were. I had to replace the bolts, bushings & the shackle plates.
So, if you’ve had your trailer for a while, might want to do some preventative maintenance. Might be surprised at what you find

Re: If you have a trailer

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:49 am
by Big Ed
Did it already have brakes? I want to swap the axle under my wood trailer for one with brakes. I’ve located them, just need the right time to make the purchase. You know.......... priorities.

Re: If you have a trailer

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:28 pm
by fendermonkey
The rear axle had brakes but not the front axle. The axle tube had the square flanges on it for the backing plates to mount on which made the install easy.

Re: If you have a trailer

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:47 am
by Big Ed
So now both axles have brakes?

Re: If you have a trailer

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:28 pm
by fendermonkey
Yes. Both do now. So much better