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  1. #1
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    Default Trailer Fender height

    Thanks for the help on the tongue as it's almost done...Next question Is I need to replace the fenders that are gone anyway this is a car trailer with tandum axles. At what height should I put them above the tires?? Thanks Again

  2. #2
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    Default fender height

    When mounting the fenders on my trailers I use about 4 inches of clearance above the tire. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    4'' is a good preferance
    but you should use the distance between the axle and the frame if it is underslug springs. i figure then u can overload your trailer alll the way and still be clear on hight between fender and tire
    if it is an outragous distance use the 4'' tho..
    i tend to use little piece of 4x4x4'' block of steel i got laying around to get an acurate space.
    Jorgensen MFG.
    Custom trailers:from utility to semi trailers i make em all.
    argonweld_bjorn@hotmail.com
    www.ehhitch.com

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    Default fender height

    Another way to figure fender height on a tandem axle is to measure from the bottom of the frame to the bolt holding the spring to the equalizer. What ever that distance is just add a little more for clearance. This way you will know the true amount of possible spring travel. Dave

    Correction: after re reading it I didn't explain properly

    Should say: measure from bottom of frame to the bolt holding the spring and shackle together, not the bolt from the shackle to the equalizer. Dave
    Last edited by dabar39; 04-28-2007 at 10:20 AM. Reason: didn't explain it correctly
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
    Another racing great gone but not to be forgotten.http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...modified&hl=en

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    cool i never knew that one
    Jorgensen MFG.
    Custom trailers:from utility to semi trailers i make em all.
    argonweld_bjorn@hotmail.com
    www.ehhitch.com

  6. #6
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    Default Fenders

    4 inches should work, just make sure you re-enforce the fenders good because that will be the first place someone will step to get up onto the trailer and first thing you know they'll be rubbing against the tires once they get bent down. Good Luck!

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