I`m thinking a bent axle....help please

Discussion in 'The Choo-Choo shop' started by 8587GN, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. 8587GN

    8587GN Well-Known Member

    well,its not a car trailer,but a boat trailer. Take a look and offer some advise please
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  2. GoldBoattail455

    GoldBoattail455 462 -> TH400 -> Posi

    Check your wheel bearings first.
     
  3. monkeyy337

    monkeyy337 monkeyy337

    What is the tire wear like? Both my enclosed and open trailer tires/wheels look like that when I park the trailers sometimes if I don't pull up exactly straight.
     
  4. skierkaj

    skierkaj Day 2 Street Screamer

    Exactly right. I see that every day at work; at the marina.

    Check the wheel bearings and spindles, and if they look good, and the trailer hauls straight, you've got nothing to worry about.
     
  5. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I see some serious rust on the trailer. Axles will rust through around the springs and U bolts. I had 1 snap right off coming down my driveway. Unfortunately for me it was a single axel trailer and had to sit there in the middle of the drive till I came up with a plan. Yours most likely a wheel bearings like the others said.
     
  6. 8587GN

    8587GN Well-Known Member

    well,I pulled it apart this morning,and found that the spindle is definetly bent.The bearings somehow looked good. I went to the local trailer shop,and I should have a new axle by Fri. Thanks for the help guys
     

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