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Single-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs - 3-1/4" Front, 7/8" Rear

Single-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs - 3-1/4" Front, 7/8" Rear

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Kit includes 3-1/4" tall front hangers, 7/8" tall rear hangers, 3-1/8" shackle straps and hardware for mounting springs to your 2,000-lb to 7,000-lb, single-axle trailer frame. Components for mounting axle to springs sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer suspension parts from Dexter. Single-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs - 3-1/4" Front, 7/8" Rear part number APS5 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Kit includes 3-1/4" tall front hangers, 7/8" tall rear hangers, 3-1/8" shackle straps and hardware for mounting springs to your 2,000-lb to 7,000-lb, single-axle trailer frame. Components for mounting axle to springs sold separately.


  • Attaches 2 leaf springs (sold separately) to your trailer frame
    • Use table below to determine hanger location based on type of leaf springs
  • Achieves 4-3/4" or 5-3/8" clearance between trailer frame and axle, depending on axle size
  • Includes:
    • (2) 3-1/4" Tall front hangers (28-5)
    • (2) 7/8" Tall rear hangers with steel bushings (30-20)
    • (4) 3-1/8" Long shackle straps (115208)
    • (6) 3" Long x 9/16" diameter shackle bolts (9163B)
    • (6) 9/16" Diameter locknuts (916DLN)
  • Designed for use on trailers with single, 2,000-lb to 7,000-lb axles
  • Does not include components for mounting axle to springs

Hanger Locations for Single Axle

Leaf SpringsA - Distance Between HangersB - Distance Between Center of Axle and Trailer FrameAxle Diameter
SP-169275 (1020)20"5-3/8"1-3/4"
(typical 2,000-lb trailer axle)
SP-219275 (PR722)
SP-220275 (PR3)
SP-218275 (PR4)
SP-212275 (PR4B)
SP-111275 (PR5)
SP-198275 (PR6)
(typical 3,500-lb trailer axle)

Note: The above table provides an indication of where the included hangers can be mounted on your trailer. The distance between the hangers may vary depending on your specific application. Be sure to verify proper positioning before welding.

APS5 Single Axle Hanger Kit - 1.75" Double Eye Springs - 2,000 lbs to 7,000 lbs

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Single-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs - 3-1/4" Front, 7/8" Rear - APS5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (61 Customer Reviews)

Kit includes 3-1/4" tall front hangers, 7/8" tall rear hangers, 3-1/8" shackle straps and hardware for mounting springs to your 2,000-lb to 7,000-lb, single-axle trailer frame. Components for mounting axle to springs sold separately.


Perfect component for my 2000# undercarriage project. Very sturdy and fit as advertised.


My 6' x 10' landscape trailer was a homemade by a prior owner. While it was mostly constructed very well, the spring hangers were not correct. The spacing for the springs was also wrong, and it had very little fender clearance. There was also evidence that the spring U-bolts had contacted the frame on occasion. (I do not carry loads anywhere near the 3500# axle rating.)

I added an extra set of holes on the front hangers in case the ride height proved to be too much, but I like the way it sits with the stock holes. I don't think I'll be utilizing the extra holes.

This kit was just the ticket to increase the suspension travel and fender clearance on my landscape trailer. Now it "sits right"!



I recently carried over a ton of rip-rap with my trailer. The trailer still had plenty of of axle and fender clearance. This kit has proved to be just the remedy for my landscape trailer.


I am sorry but I can not remember names but I talked with two very helpful ladies and could not have been happier with their assistance. Thanks again, the trailer build is going great.


Used this kit to get rid of the annoying slip springs on my Harbor Freight trailer. Everything fit nicely and the trailer is makes much less noise. I re-made the base-plate these weld onto with some Angle iron I picked up at Home Depot. (See enclosed pictures) All-in-all I am happy with this suspension kit and would recommend if you are doing a similar project.


Just starting the manufacture of an item I finally finished design/layout. Industrial Designer for 20 years before teaching. Anyway, starting to assemble parts to begin cutting/welding/etc and some of the things you just have to touch and feel before you really know how they will work.

Purchased some spring seats, hanger kits, and U-bolt kits. Parts look fine and should work just as well. Thanks etrailer.


Good quality generic hanger kit. No real complaints.


Produce great. Shipped same day as ordered. Received 5 days later 1/2 way across USA. But if it has been shipped just UPS I would have received it 2 days faster, instead of UPS SUREPOST that always takes 1 to 2 days extra to transfer?

Henry V.


Still in service and performing great. Just ordered another shackle rebuild parts for a larger trailer. Good Co.


Person was very knowledgably about what I needed and listened very well. So it surprised me when I received two hanger kits when she should have known by the order that I only needed one.


Springs and hanger kit worked really well on home made camper,also the 10ply 12" tires purchased were also a good choice.will try to send a picture latter,my son will have to that for me,we thank you,good quality products at a fair price


I purchased APS5 leaf spring mounts and spring shackle kit. The quality and finish appear to be very good. Use will be on a small home built trailer should workout great. Saves a lot of time for me to do other things . Glad I found this website. Thank You


Purchased a used 12 foot enclosed trailer,springs,bushings,hangers were a mess.
Everything I got from etrailer fit just right.


Good kit for the single axle trailer I built

Donald K.


Great kit. I have bought multiple of these kits and happy with the quality and overall kit


Very happy with this product. I has great quality and everything you need to mount trailer leaf springs. Great kit!!!
etrailer makes it easy to "do it yourself" and the service is exceptional.


Easy to order and the product is perfect. I would have given five stars but I never received any shipping notification or tracking number. I usually get an email with a tracking number anytime I order online.


Very happy with my purchase


Excellent product at a fair price. Well made. Welded them on my 30 year old trailer I am rebuilding. They were easy to put on and the suspension was nice and tight when I was done.


Perfect. All the parts were in the box and exactly what I needed.. The measurements were right on. My only down was the back order. They let me make the order then a few days later told me they didn't have it so they had to wait for it. Then they said once they get it I could pay extra shipping to get it here faster.. That was wrong on there part. After I explained how wrong they did pay for the ground from ups then to ship it faster once they got the parts in. They were great in helping me when I did call.


perfect for mounting the springs in the correct location as the used trailer I bought the springs were to far forward


Very easy to weld to the frame. After a year they are still holding the springs without a problem.


Worked great. Really nice hanger kit.


Thank You, for processing my order so quickly. Your follow up on orders is a great help and it gives the person that is ordering a contact in case anything goes wrong.


Fair prices, quality product and fast shipping with tracking!


Got the order super fast and just like described will buy another set for another trailer


everything looks good ,have not put it together yet,but with previous experience with etrailer im sure it will go together fine.


Nice product. Looks heavy duty. Haven't welded them on yet but they should work fine. Everything I've purchased from etrailer has been top notch.

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