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Old 03-22-2015, 09:37 PM   #11
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That's definitely a get it together to get you home repair... Been there, done that, twice... Honestly, a replacement axle is cheap enough. Around $100 naked if you already have bearing sets coming and brakes and hub drums good. Wouldn't think twice about the tiny investment for peace of mind personally. Find your local trailer shop to order and buy without highway robbery.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:02 PM   #12
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Check e trailer for competitive prices.
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:31 PM   #13
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Well the OC and me could prolly run it, but ANYBODY less frugal would replace it. LOL...
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:46 PM   #14
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Of course its not common so I need to order it. Al Ko could build a bare axle for $96 but shipping almost triples the price. So I'm checking the local dealers for a price. Its a 3500 lb axle 76 hubface 57 spring center with ez lube. Eastern marine has the size but list it with a spring center of 58-66. The person I spoke to there said if I set it at 57 the warranty is void.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:37 PM   #15
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My suggestion would be to check with a trailer builder in your area, someone that builds trailers can fab an axle up that would meet or exceed builders specifications.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:41 PM   #16
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my vendor stocks them in 2 inch increments. I just get longer or shorter to fit, and weld my pads...
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:44 PM   #17
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This place is close no?
http://www.erbtrailer.com/index.html

Or here in Sarasota.

http://www.trailerdepotofsarasota.com/
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:24 PM   #18
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The important dimensions are where the lip seal is, the radius on the shaft for the back of the inboard bearing and the diameter of the shaft where the bearings run. Until those are checked you don't know how well the bearings would run. That lip seal area is damaged and may damage a new (double lip) seal. There is a thin sleeve called 'Speedy Sleeve" available at bearing distributors that fits over the seal area and provide a smooth place for the seal to run.

IMO, the dealer shafted you and should replace that axle. If it were mine I would replace the axle
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:11 AM   #19
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New axle ordered and should be here in the next couple weeks. I showed the axle to a guy at one of the trailer places . After running his hands over it he was amazed it held up for more than a couple miles.
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