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Old 02-21-2016, 10:22 AM   #1
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Anyone know the distance?

Does anyone know the distance from the outside of one tire to the outside of the tire of the next axle? Preparing boards to set our 315BHK on at the asphalt storage lot when we get it at the end of the week. Thanks
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:35 AM   #2
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Does anyone know the distance from the outside of one tire to the outside of the tire of the next axle? Preparing boards to set our 315BHK on at the asphalt storage lot when we get it at the end of the week. Thanks
Prepare???? Get two 4'X8' boards, don't cut the ends at an angle thinking the tires will roll up easier. You'll just make a set of chocks if you do, and the trailer will shove them across the asphalt.
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One must "prepare" when today is the only day I don't have a child in tow and the weather is nice. Got to get things done when I can!

I really hope you don't mean 4ft by 8ft. I was thinking of a 2"x12" or 2"x10" board under each side. Just trying to find out how long a board I would need to make sure both tires are up off the asphalt. Thanks
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I think he meant 8" by 4'. Leaving the ends square is something I never thought of but makes sense.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:15 AM   #5
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I think he meant 8" by 4'. Leaving the ends square is something I never thought of but makes sense.
Yes I did. Sorry.
Fireman, get more length than is minimum in case one board slips a little.
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You can figure the span between the axles is less than 8 ft.(max trailer width). I used a pair of 2x12x4ft under each axle set. Gives you a little more wiggle room from side to side. They're heavy enough square cut that they don't move when you drove on to them and the weight is distributed over a greater area than single boards. 2x10s would have worked too. I screwed a piece of 4x4 to one side as a rear stop and used treated lumber for longevity
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As has been said 48" span will ensure both tires are on the board. I have never been concerned with getting the tires up off asphalt or my concert shop floor. My car hauler that sits outside the tires in contact with the ground and the moisture from it so I put that trailer up on 2x10x48"
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OK, I'll ask... why do you want it to sit on wood, instead of asphalt?
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OK, I'll ask... why do you want it to sit on wood, instead of asphalt?
He wants something to elevate one side for leveling left-to-right.

I use PT boards as well. I have one long one (about 5') and a shorter one (about 4'). That way if I need the extra height to level I can stack them and the longer one on the bottom acts as a ramp up to the shorter one on top. I'd like to find a 1x8 or 1x10 to allow for a finer adjustment.
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OK, I'll ask... why do you want it to sit on wood, instead of asphalt?

Mainly because the asphalt is fresh and I don't want the tires sitting on it when it gets hot. That and it just seems like it would be better on the tires.


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