I got another axle repair in today. When I looked it over all I could say is wow!!!
What were they thinking? I don't know who built this axle but I hope there isn't anymore out there like this. They took a piece of 2"x4" box tube for the main axle beam and added a piece of 2"x2"x14gauge box tube to make the drop and welded the spindle onto the end of that. It's a tandem axle trailer with one Dexter axle and this one, the boat is a 28' cabin cruiser. I think the forward axle has been doing all the work and I really don't know how this has lasted for as long as it apparently has. When I get the new one made I'll post the pics of it. Dave
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Thread: Another broken axle
05-17-2007, 05:07 PM #1
Another broken axleIf necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!
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05-17-2007, 10:31 PM #2
Yikes ; That is a little scary. I always think about this stuff going down the highway & wonder how much cobbled up stuff a guy really meets on the road. I bet it's a good thing we don't know or we wouldn't travel much. Look forward to your design when you get it done.
05-18-2007, 01:36 AM #3
I can top that for stupidity
Darn scary to see. I've viewed some of your previous posts and I'm sure you will do an infinitely superior job for the owner at a fair price.
Keep up the good work.
Last edited by Black Wolf; 05-19-2007 at 02:02 PM. Reason: Didn't like how my post made me sound. This is much more positive.
05-18-2007, 07:03 PM #4Member
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looks like he is a luckey guy that it didnt come apart on the road. have fun fixen that one thanks for posting the pics. davemiller bobcat 250
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05-19-2007, 06:25 AM #5
wow!! its crazy what passes for a trailor, too many woried about the $$ insted of quality.
looking forward to seeing the new ones.thanks for the help
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05-19-2007, 03:30 PM #6
What's wrong with 14 ga??????!!!!!!!!!!! Why you knocking 14ga???!!!
Sorry, I'm laughing too hard More weldors like that out there, more business for you !!! GLAD they brought it over for you, now we can be more comfortable on the road
Can't wait to see the new pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!I'm not late...
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