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  • Hanger Kit and Slipper Spring Spacing for Tandem 7,000 lb Axles to Add 16 Inch Wheels
  • The spacing is going to depend on the size of your tires, so let's start with that. For a 16 inch wheel/tire combo with an 8 on 6-1/2" bolt pattern the best option is a ST235/80R16 size tire with a load range of G to handle the capacity of your tandem 7,000 lb axles. A ST235/80R16 tire will measure nearly 31 inches in diameter so if your axles centers are spaced 36 inches apart you will have plenty of room. For the slipper springs you were right on with the 5-Leaf Slipper Spring w/...
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  • SumoSprings for KZ Sportsmen Dual Axle Travel Trailer
  • The SumoSprings Trailer Helper Springs # TSS-107-40 are designed for single axle trailer applications, so for your tandem axle travel trailer, you'll just need two of these kits. These SumoSprings will fit your 2016 KZ Sportmen travel trailer as long as each of the axles is rated between 4,000 lbs and 8,000 lbs and they are overslung, where the springs sit on top of the axle. If your springs sit below the axle, which is the more common setup, you'll want to use two of part # TSS-106-40,...
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  • Adding Lift to 3,500 lb Trailer Axle
  • It's not a stupid question, it's a perfectly logical one but you should not flip the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with 4" Drop E-Z Lube Spindles # 7685269 to get rise as this was not the intended design as it is an underslung axle with spring seats that are intended to be on the underside of the axle. There is a way to add lift to a 3,500 lb axle such as the straight Dexter Trailer Axle Beam # 7359765. What you would use is called an over/under kit, which is commonly referred to as flipping...
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  • Is There Any Advantage to Using 6K Leaf Spring on 3500-lb Axle on Tandem Travel Trailer
  • You would not like the ride quality with 6K-rated springs on the 3500-lb axles on your 2003 Dutchmen Lite travel trailer. In fact, since you (wisely) plan to replace all four leaf springs at once just having four new 3500-lb-rated springs will have the trailer suspension feeling stiffer than what you're accustomed to. The best way to go is to completely remove one of the springs so you can measure its eye-to-eye length without any tension on it. Do note that after years of use leaf...
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  • Parts Needed to Complete Axle-Less Trailer Suspension with 7000-lb Capacity
  • I have a solution for you, but because the Timbren Silent Ride # TSR14KT01 requires through axles, you would not be able to use this for your trailer that does not allow for tube axles to be used. I recommend that you use 2 pairs of the Timbren Axle-less Trailer Suspension # TASR7KS02 (4" drop spindle) or # TASR7KS01 (regular spindle) to create a tandem axle trailer system-without the axles. The Timbren systems above have a 7000-lb capacity with each set, which when you use 2 sets, would...
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  • Correct Hanger Spacing for 5-Leaf Double-Eye Spring # SP-111275
  • The correct hangers that you need to use for the 5-Leaf Double-Eye Spring # SP-111275 and the Dexter Heavy-Duty Suspension Kit # K71-359-00 come in the Kit # H248. For your application these need to be spaced 29-1/2" apart on center. I have attached a diagram that demonstrates this for you. The leaf spring that you will be using is refereed to as "PR5" in the table.
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  • Can Dexter E-Z Flex Suspension Kit Replace Dexter 13-10 Equalizer
  • Your 13-10 equalizers, which should be equivalent to Equalizer # TREQ310 measures 6-1/16 inches from bolt hole to bolt hole (see accompanying photo) and due to that you will need to use the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-652-00. Your equalizers are not long enough to use the other kit you referenced; the replacements you select do need to measure up from bolt hole to bolt hole. I have added a link to a video review and video install for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Determine Correct Slipper Spring Replacement for 1,500 lb Axle
  • What happens to slipper springs is that over time they elongate and flatten out, particularly if your springs are considerably older. The most important measurement you mentioned was the 26 inches from the center of the spring eye to the end of the spring. Based on that the closest slipper spring we have that could work is the 3-Leaf Slipper Spring w/ Radius End for 1,500-lb Trailer Axles - 24-5/8" Long # SP-178275, which would work if you had a tandem-axle trailer. There are no slipper...
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  • Recommended Shock Absorption for Keystone Montana 5th Wheel with Tandem Axles
  • Trailer suspension uses different components for the air systems than the frame mounted suspension you are looking at. For your tandem axle Keystone Montana, I recommend the Lippert Components Trailair by Center Point Air-Ride Suspension Upgrade - Tandem Axle # LC1565391 which will give you adjustable air pressure in the form of an equalizer for your leaf springs. If you want a trailer with air suspension, this is the way to go with adjustable air springs that can use manual valves or...
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  • Should 3,500 lb or 5,200 lb Timbren Axle-Less System be Used for over 3,600 lbs of Loaded Trailer
  • Since your axle will ultimately be under the weight of your trailer and it's contents you definitely need to make sure that it is rated for more than what you will be carrying. You need to go with the 5,200 lb weight capacity. For this we have the Straight Spindle # ASR5200S01, 4" Lift Spindle # TASR5200S03, and 4" Drop Spindle # ASR5200S04. This is compatible with the idler hub # 8-213-5UC1-EZ or the hub and drum assembly # 8-201-5UC3-EZ. I recommend going with the hub and drum assembly...
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  • Recommended Hardware for Lippert Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit
  • The Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit - Tandem Axle - Qty 2 # LC696740 are for 3,500 lb all the way to 8,000 lb axles. Because axle spacing can be different I recommend the Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Upgrade Hardware Kit for Double Eye Springs # LC281285 which comes with different shackle strap lengths and the Never Fail Bushings so no maintenance is required. I've attached an article on trailer suspension to further assist as well as some videos to help.
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  • Could Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 Fit 2019 Keystone Cougar 30RLS
  • The distance between the horizontal mounting holes on the Lippert Road Armor Equalizers part # LC696740 is 6 inches. You'd want to measure the distance on the equalizers you currently have as we don't have that figure and you'd be able to compare and know. If the dimension you get is right at 6 inches you'd be good. If not, email me back what you find and I'll give you the best option you'd have. To upgrade your trailer suspension to the Never Fail setup that is self lubricating so...
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  • Recommended Off-Road Wheels and Tires for Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension
  • Thanks for the purchase of the Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension - 4" Lift Spindle - Off-Road Tires - 3,500 lbs # ASR35HDS02 with the Dexter Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly # 8-201-9UC3-EZ which will be a great addition for your trailer; we definitely have wheels and tires that will be a perfect match. You will need a wheel with a matching 6 on 5-1/2" bolt pattern and I also recommend going with a bias tire because they have stiffer sidewalls than radial tires, meaning it...
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  • Can 6-1/4 Inch Long Equalizers be Replaced with 5-3/4 Inch Equalizers
  • The suspension kit, part # K71-359-00, will fit your toy hauler. It's only a 1/2 inch shorter so you're only losing a 1/4 inch on each side. If you really want to keep longer equalizers you can use the # K71-359-00 kit but replace the equalizers with part # TREQ356 that are 6-1/8 inches long.
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  • Can 3,500 lb Axles be Changed to 5,200 lb Axles and Parts Needed
  • The short answer is yes, you can replace your 3,500 lb axle with a 5,200 lb axle. The longer answer is that while you can change to a higher-rated axle, that does not mean your trailer has a higher weight capacity. The reason is, weight ratings are determined by the lowest-rated component, which can be something other than the axle, like the trailer chassis, for example. So you would need to ensure via the trailer manufacturer what the lowest-rated component is. With that said, in order...
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  • Will the Timbren Silent Ride Suspension TSR14K35T01 Work with a 14,000 Lb Trailer
  • The Timbren Silent Ride Suspension for Tandem Axle Trailers part # TSR14K35T01 will be perfect for your 14,000 lb 5th wheel trailer. The capacity only needs to be rated for the weight over the axles, not the entire weight of the trailer. Since you have a 5th wheel, 15-20% of the trailer's weight will be placed on the tow vehicle so this then puts you right in the sweet spot for the system which is about 80% capacity. That said, the Timbren Silent Ride Suspension cannot be ordered with...
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  • How To Choose Correct 3,500 Lb Axle for Slipper Spring Setup
  • In order to determine which axle is correct for your trailer we need to find out what your hub face (HF) and spring center (SC) measurements are. If you take a look at the photo I have attached for you that should then help with obtaining the above two measurements. The most important thing we need to look for is the hub face as the spring center can then be moved (within a range) if we need to. I have attached a list of the 3,500 lb axles we offer in the varying hub face and spring center...
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  • Will the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers Fit a 2017 Grand Design Reflection 303
  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster about installing the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers part # RM-2460 on your 2017 Grand Design Reflection 303 and they did not see an issue with attaching the upper bracket to the square tubing. They said the self-tapping screws that are included will be sufficient to hold the shock in place. If you like, we have a similar kit that attaches in a different manner, the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit part # LC281281 (2). That said, I don't...
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  • Dexter Heavy Duty Greasable Shackle Kit Needed
  • It sounds like the Replacement Shackle Link with Bolts # 018-026-05 that you referenced is what you are needing. It comes with the shackle and wet bolts that have a grease zerk fitting installed on them. This kit is compatible with the following heavy duty Dexter Axle suspension kits: Kit - # K71-359-00 Kit - # K71-360-00 Kit - K71-448-00 Kit - # K71-449-00 Kit - K71-453-00
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  • Recommended Tandem Axle Hanger Kit For Double Eye Springs
  • If you use the 5-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 6,000-lb Trailer Axles - 25-1/4" Long # SP-111275 which have the same capacity, I recommend the Tandem-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs - 3-1/4" Front/Rear/Center # APT5 for a tandem axle application. When you follow the attached photo, this will give you the 33-1/2 inch axle spread. For your 6-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 6,000-lb Trailer Axles - 26" Long # SP-053275, you can use the same system but replace the equalizers with...
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  • Recommended Lippert Trailair by Center Point Air Ride Trailer Suspension for Jayco Pinnacle 36fbts
  • The Lippert Components Trailair by Center Point Air-Ride Suspension Upgrade - Tandem Axle # LC1565391 will give you the smoothest ride of any of our comparable suspension systems. It will give you an extra 2 inches of trailer rise, so your trailer would most likely not have any tire rub if you were to upgrade. Your current system is more comparable to the Dexter E-Z Flex # K71-652-00 or Lippert Equa-Flex which both use rubber springs to cushion the ride. These are all really good...
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  • Will the SumoSprings TSS-106-40 Fit a Trailer with 5-1/2 Inches Between the Leaf Spring and Frame
  • The SumoSprings Trailer Helper Springs part # TSS-106-40 will fit your trailer even though you only have 5-1/2" of space between the top of the leaf spring stack and the bottom of the trailer frame. The overall height of the kit 7-3/4" (Spring 5" + Bracket 2-3/4") will exceed your measurements but what you can do is take a bread knife and cut one or two of the coils off the SumoSprings until they will fit under the frame. SuperSprings came to our facility for training and said that there...
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  • Recommended Wet Bolt Kit for Lippert Road Armor Equalizers
  • You'll need to use wet bolts that have a 9/16" diameter for the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740. I highly recommend the Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Upgrade Hardware Kit # LC281285 because it comes with Never Fail bushings that don't require lubrication and they last longer than the standard bronze bushings do. This kit also comes with 3-1/2" long and 4-3/8" long shackle straps so you just need to choose which length suits your application best. Please note that...
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  • Replacement Suspension Components for 6,000 Lb Axles with 25-1/4 Inch Long Leaf Springs
  • Thanks for the photo! I have everything you need to get your trailer back on the road. I have attached my recommendations on the following parts for you trailer as well as the quantities needed. Leaf Springs: part # SP-111275 (4) Equalizers: part # TREQ310 (2) Shackle Straps: part # 115208GALV (8) U-Bolts: part # APUBR-8 (2) Eye Bolts: part # 166079 (12) I have also attached a few review videos on the above products for you as well.
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  • Best Trailer Suspension Enhancement for Tandem 7,000 lb Axles
  • The SumoSprings Trailer Helper Springs - Single Axle - 3K to 8K - Underslung # TSS-105-47 will be a maintenance free option to help smooth out the ride of your trailer. These springs will act as shock absorbers and will progressively help with the load offering 1,000 lbs support at 50% compression. The Sumo Springs are a great option to help control the suspension. This will require 2 kits. The Timbren Trailer Suspension Enhancement System Medium-Duty Trailers 7,000 lbs # TTRA1032...
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  • How To Determine Trailer Leaf Spring Replacement Based on Axle Capacity and Other Components Used
  • For your replacement leaf spring, there are a few things to consider. The number of springs in the stack doesn't determine the capacity, so you will need to know the capacity of your axle so you don't have springs that are too stiff or not strong enough for your application. For instance, if your springs are for a 3,500 lb axle, then the 4-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 3,500-lb Trailer Axles - 27" Long # SP-210275 may be the correct replacement even though it is 4 leaf versus 6 because the...
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  • Will the Bolt-On Shock Kits for Trailers Work With Underslung Axles
  • I do have an option for you but the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit like part # LC281281 is designed for use on overslung axles (leaf springs over axle) only. Therefore, it should not be used with the underslung (leaf springs under axle) axles that you have. The reason for this is that the shock absorbers would not be long enough and there could be interference with the axle tube. Instead, I recommend using the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers for Tandem Axle Trailers part...
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  • Can the Spring Seats Be Moved on the Dexter 3,500 LB Drop Axle
  • The Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with 4" Drop E-Z Lube Spindles part # 8327812 measures 89" long between each hub face and 74" long between each spring center. It is not offered with 89" between each hub face and 70-1/2" long between each spring center because the spring seats can be moved. The spring seats for this axle can be moved to a minimum of 75" apart and a maximum of 71" apart. Since you only need to go in 1/4" more on either side I would say you are fine to move the spring seats on...
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  • Picking Between Equa-Flex and Roadmaster Comfort Ride to Improve Ride Quality of Trailer
  • Yes, the Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers # LC314336 will fit as a replacement for your 2015 Keystone Springdale 282BH that has the equalizers you attached a picture of. This will make a noticeable improvement in the ride quality of your trailer which will translate into a smoother ride in your tow vehicle as well. The complete Roadmaster Comfort Ride Kit part # RM-2460-2560 would be your best choice for the ultimate improvement in trailer ride quality and is on a different level since...
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  • Replacement Equalizers for EZ-Flex Suspension
  • Thank you for the photo; due to the damage of the equalizer on your E-Z Flex Suspension System # K71-652-00 what you need to do is replace that equalizer. If just one is damaged you can replace it with a single Replacement 5-5/8" Equalizer for E-Z Flex # 013-143-03 although if the other side is showing wear I recommend replacing both, which is part # K71-654-00. I also recommend making sure you grease the equalizers every 3 months or 3,000 miles with red grease such as # L11390...
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  • Length of Shocks on Lippert Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit
  • I'm not exactly sure what you are asking; if it is about how to mount the Lippert shocks, the figure you referenced is simply a part of those directions. If you would like to clarify please let me know so I can get a better idea of what you are trying to accomplish.
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  • How to Determine Correct Replacement Slipper Springs for Triple Axle Trailer With 8,000 lb Axles
  • I can help you determine exactly what you need to replace the suspension in your triple axle trailer, although we don't have any type of database which has each part for each year, make and model of trailer that would tell us exactly what you have on your trailer, which means you'll need to do a bit of pretty simple measuring. Since you have a triple axle trailer, with three 8,000 lb axles you will need slipper springs for that axle capacity, for which we have two of that capacity. To...
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  • Will Road Armor Equalizer Replace Equa Flex Equalizer # LC279687
  • The Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 that you referenced is close enough dimensionally to the Equa-Flex equalizer # LC279687 that you have now so it will fit and work well. Bushing come with this already pre installed, for bolts you'd want the part # TRFA73Z916DLNZ but for shackles you'd need to let me know what length you have currently. I attached a link to a page that has all of the shackles we carry as well.
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  • Leaf Springs for 8K-Rated Axle
  • We do offer both double-eye and slipper-type leaf springs for many axle weight ratings. You can see all of these leaf springs on the page I linked for you. In the 8K axle capacity we offer two slipper-type springs. Part # SP-161275 is a 6-leaf slipper spring that is 29-1/2-inches long. Part # SP-285275 is a 7-leaf spring that measures 26-5/8-inches. Both are 2-inches wide. Please note that leaf springs tend to stretch when they are worn so the length of the old spring you remove...
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  • Equalizer Hole Spacing in Dexter Heavy Duty Suspension Kit K71-360-00
  • The Dexter Heavy Duty Suspension Kit # K71-360-00 has equalizers are 7 inches from bolt hole center to center and 5-3/4 inches bolt center to center. This kit when used with double eye springs like # SP-198275 will give you the 33 inch on center axle spacing you desire. The max axle weight is 7,000 lbs each for this kit.
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  • Parts Needed for Suspension Upgrade for 2018 Heartland North Trail 25LRSS Wide Stance
  • As long as the Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers # LC314336 have similar dimensions to your current equalizers then you can use it with 2 of the Dexter Heavy Duty Suspension Upgrade Kit # K71-358-00 like what you mentioned. For the sake of consistency though I do recommend using the Step Wet Bolt # 34007-187-00 with the Flange Nut # 006-092-01 as opposed to the Wet Shoulder Bolt # LC126238. The suspension upgrade kit has enough wet bolts for the shackle straps and the front/rear hangers...
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  • Difference Between Dexter Axle Heavy Duty Suspension Kits # K71-449-00 and # K71-359-00
  • The difference is the length of the equalizers that come with the kit. The part # K71-449-00 comes with equalizers that are 7-3/4 inches from eye to eye whereas the part # K71-359-00 has equalizers that are 2 inches shorter at 5-3/4 inches.
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  • Installation of Hanger Brackets and Springs for Tandem Trailer Axles
  • It is not uncommon for the trailer hangers on a tandem axle trailer to be all the same size or for there to be different sizes that can be 1-1/2 to 2 inches different in height when you compare the center hanger to the front and rear. For example, the Tandem-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs - 2-1/2" Front/Rear, 4-1/2" Center # APT8 has that 2 inch difference in size. I've attached an article on suspension to help further as well. You will want to make sure you position...
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  • Replacement Components To Upgrade Harbor Freight Folding Trailer
  • The Dexter Trailer Idler Axle w/ Idler Hubs - EZ-Lube - 4 on 4 Bolt Pattern - 60" Long - 2,200 lbs # 20440I-EZ-60 will be a great upgrade from the axle that comes on Harbor Freight trailers. The 3-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 2,000-lb Trailer Axles - 20-3/8inch Long # SP-169275 and hanger kit # APS2 will work well as will the u-bolts # CE23000. The Kenda 4.80-12 Bias Trailer Tire with 12" Galvanized Wheel - 4 on 4 - Load Range C # AM30630 is rated for 990 lbs each max capacity, so you...
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  • Replacement Trailer Axle with 95 Inch Hub Face and 80 Inch Spring Center Measurement
  • I have exactly what you need for a replacement trailer axle with 95" hub face to hub face and 80" spring center to spring center measurement. For this we have the following options based on weight capacity. 3,500 Lbs: part # 7359765 5,300 Lbs: part # 6340624 6,000 Lbs: part # 7461121 7,000 Lbs: part # 8327834 The above options all have the built-in E-Z Lube technology which allows you to easily grease your trailer hubs without having to remove any parts beside the plug for the...
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  • 26 Inch Leaf Springs for Axles Rated at 5,200 lbs
  • We do have a solution for you although we don't carry a leaf spring for a 5,200 lb axle that has the same dimensions as Leaf Spring # SP-051275. What does have the same dimensions is the 26" Double-Eye Spring for 6,000-lb Trailer Axles # SP-053275 which will work for you despite being rated for more than your axle's capacity; they are rated close enough to your 5,200 lb axles that you won't have to worry about the springs causing a stiff ride.
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  • Will the Timbren Silent Ride Suspension System Work with I-Beam Trailer Frames
  • The Timbren Silent Ride Suspension System will not bolt directly onto an i-beam trailer frame. However, as you mentioned, you can absolutely weld a solid plate to the inside of the i-beam frame where the frame brackets sit which will allow the system to work for you. I called Timbren and was able to confirm this. I highly recommend you have a quality and experienced welder perform this task. If you have 2-3/8" diameter trailer axles then you will want to use part # TSR7000T04 but if you...
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  • Trailer Axle Over-Under Kit to Raise Height of Trailer
  • You can increase trailer height by welding on taller spring hangers but there is also another way to lift a trailer without having to cut off the old hangers and weld on all new ones, an axle over-under kit. Kit # K71-384-00 for 2-3/8-inch diameter axles and kit # K71-385-00 for 3-inch axles are bolt on kits that place your leaf springs above the axles, as shown in the linked photo. The amount of lift you get will be the sum of the axle diameter plus the height of the spring stack. So,...
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  • Recommended Timbren Silent Ride Tandem Axle Trailer Suspension Setup
  • 7,000 lb axles are not typically 4 inches in diameter and we don't have a system compatible with that size. If you want to upgrade from your 3,500 lb axles to larger capacity axles, you can use the Timbren Silent Ride Suspension for Tandem Axle Trailers w/ 3" Round Axles - 14,000 lbs # TSR14KT01 but you will want to make sure your other trailer components can handle that additional capacity. You will be limited by the weakest component of your entire system. If you just want to keep...
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  • Do the Shackle Straps Go Inside or Outside the Leaf Spring Hanger
  • The shackle straps need to be placed on the outside of the rear leaf spring hangers which you can see in the attached photo. Furthermore, the distance between the two mounting plates (inside to inside) on your leaf spring hangers should be 1-7/8", not 2" which is most likely why there is too much of a gap between the shackle straps and leaf spring. Therefore, the leaf spring hangers will need to be replaced. For this, we generally kit the single axle trailer suspension hangers and shackle...
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  • Replacement Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers for Dexter Equalizer Part 13-122
  • The Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers part # LC279688 would indeed be the best fit replacement for the Dexter Equalizers part 13-122 you have now. However, as you mentioned the vertical bolt spacing will be about 2" taller which does indeed mean that the trailer will be raised but not necessarily the full 2". If you are looking for a cushioned equalizer upgrade that would not raise the trailer I recommend taking a look at the E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle part...
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  • Correct Leaf Spring for Trailer with Lippert 3,500 lb Axle
  • Thank you for the photo! I was able to use the serial number on your axle to determine which is the correct replacement leaf spring for your trailer. For this, you are going to want to use the 3-Leaf Double-Eye Spring part # SP-220275 which is a double eye leaf spring that is 1-3/4" wide, has a 4,000 lb total weight capacity, and a 25-1/4" eye to eye measurement. The measurement you provided of 26" long is correct but the leaf spring needs to be measured while unloaded as it will lengthen...
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  • Could Timbren Axle Less Kit Be Installed on Truck Bed Trailer Frame
  • The Timbren Silent Ride # TSR7KS02 that you referenced was intended for attaching to a trailer frame, but could also attach to a truck frame too assuming it's a standard boxed frame. I attached a picture that shows how it typically bolts to a frame and shows relevant dimensions that you should check out and compare. You really don't want to install suspension enhancement like the # TSS-107-40 you referenced on suspension that is showing signs or being worn out like yours. These kits...
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  • Equalizer Kit Replacement Recommendation for Equalizers that are 7-1/2 inches Long
  • Since your equalizers are longer than what we have kits for you'll need to piece the kit together you'd need to replace the equalizers, bolts, shackles, and nuts. For the equalizer you'd need to start with the part # TREQE1, then for bolts I'd recommend the wet bolts part # 126B2, for shackles you'd want the part # 115052 which are 2-5/8 inches long.
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  • Recommended Leaf Springs for 4,400 lb Axle Based on Axle Position and Hanger Locations
  • The typical springs for the AL-KO 4,400 axles are one of two lengths. If you have the 25-1/4 inch length, then you will want the 4-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 5,000-lb Trailer Axles # SP-218275, but if you have the 26 inch springs, you will want the 6-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 4,500-lb Trailer Axles # SP-256275. The width will be the same so you will want to determine the length based on the position of the axle using dimension A and D in the attached photos and the axle position based...
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  • Availability of Trailer Axles With 72 Inch Spring Centers
  • The two relevant dimensions when replacing a trailer axle is the hub face to hub face of the existing axle and the center to center spring seat dimension. Are you sure about that spring seat center to center distance? The closest axles we offer are a 5200 or a 6000 lb axle with a 71-1/2 spring seat center to center dimension. All have a hub face to hub face dimension of 86-1/2 inches. I've provided a diagram showing these dimensions. We have a total of 4 axles available with these...
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  • Recommended Air Suspension Kit for 13,000 lb Tandem Axle Food Trailer
  • To assist with the stability of the trailer, an air suspension system will give you the support you are seeking for off center loads as well as offering a smoother ride and support for off center loads. For this system, I recommend the Lippert Components Center Point by Trailair Air-Ride Suspension Upgrade - Tandem Axle # LC1565391. This system also raises your trailer about 2 inches to give you additional clearance. If you want suspension support but don't want the air system, you may...
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  • How to Determine Which Dexter E-Z Flex Equalizer Kit is Correct for a Trailer
  • To determine which Dexter E-Z Flex suspension system you need for your trailer you will simply need to choose whether your trailer has tandem or triple axles, as well as the length of your current equalizers. For a tandem axle trailer we have part # K71-652-00 which is 5-5/8" long, and part # K71-653-00 which is 7-3/4" long. For a triple axle trailer we have part # K71-656-00 which is 5-5/8" long, and part # K71-657-00 which is 7-3/4" long. I have attached some installation and...
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  • How to Order Dexter 6k Axle with Brakes 7461121 with Self Adjusting Brakes
  • The brakes that come with the Dexter Axle part # 7461121-EB are manual adjust brakes part numbers # 23-106 and # 23-105. To order a similar setup with self-adjusting brakes is possible but you will need to piece the kit together as we don't have it all as one part number. You'd need the following: # 7461121 # 8-201-9UC3-EZ quantity 2 # 23-458-459 # 7-5
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  • Switching from Standard Equalizers to Road Armor Kit and Recommended Shackles + Bushings
  • You will be able to use the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizers since they're fairly close in dimensions (6" wide x 3-1/4"). I recommend pairing these equalizers with the Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Kit # LC281285 which comes with 2 different lengths of shackle straps (3-1/2" and 4-3/8" bolt hole to bolt hole) to accommodate for the change in height, new bolts and bushings for your springs. One of the great things about this kit, aside from it being high quality and durable, is...
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  • Replacement Leaf Spring with Single Leaf Compared to Multi-Leaf Spring
  • The 1-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 6,000-lb Trailer Axles - 25-1/4" Long # SP-115275 will have the same capacity strength as a multi-leaf spring. It will replace a spring of the same length with the 3,000 lb capacity so it will work for a 6,000 lb axle. The benefit of not having the multi-leaf springs is the thickness is different in that this leaf spring will only have a 7/8 inch thickness making it fit well with the U-bolt around your axle. This spring will work just as well as the...
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  • Recommended Cushioned Equalizers to Replace Dexter 13-10 Equalizers
  • The 13-10 equalizer is equivalent to the Triangular Equalizer for 1-3/4" Double-Eye Springs - 6-1/16" Long - 9/16" Center Hole # TREQ310. If you go with the Dexter E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System by Dexter Axle - 5-5/8" Equalizers # K71-652-00 they will work very well but will lower your trailer by about 1 inch. The Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers - Double Eye Springs - Tandem Axle - 3K to 6K # LC279687 will also work and will do the same.
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  • Will Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit Help With Up and Down Movement Of Trailer
  • It sounds like you have a lot of up and down movement in your travel trailer while going down the road. The Road Armor Shock Absorbing Kit part # LC696740 is a better option then the MORyde kit to help eliminate some of that movement because it provides about 3" more of suspension travel capability for a smoother ride. The cushioned Road Armor system will absorb the road shock to help eliminate the up and down movement you are experiencing. I have attached the dimensions of the equalizers...
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  • How To Use the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Kit On a Trailer with 1-3/4 Inch Wide Double Eye Springs
  • If you will be installing the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Leaf Spring Suspension Kit part # RM-2460-2570 on a trailer with 1-3/4" wide double eye leaf springs then you will need to replace the front and rear leaf spring hangers with ones for a 2" wide leaf spring, the Hanger for 2" Wide Slipper Springs part # 721584 should work for you but I have attached a list of other options as well that vary by height. The Roadmaster Comfort Ride Leaf Spring Suspension Kit is not offered with 1-3/4"...
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  • Can Leaf Springs be Moved to Top of Underslung Axle
  • You can absolutely use the underslung Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with 4" Drop E-Z Lube Spindles - 95" Long - 3,500 lbs # 7685269 with leaf springs mounted to the top of the axle. In order to do this you will simply need the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit # K71-384-00 which will work so long as you are using double-eye springs, and fit the 2-3/8" Dexter Trailer Axle Beam # 7685269. The Over/Under kit will lift it approximately the same amount as your axle's diameter plus...
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  • Replacement 1-1/2 Inch Square Axle for a Boat Trailer
  • I do have some options for you but none of our trailer axles match the exact measurements that you provided. Therefore, the best option we have for you would be to switch to an axle less system like the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System part # A20RS545 which will replace the axle, leaf springs, and leaf spring hangers in light of a rubber suspension system that works to absorb road shock and support the trailers load better than standard leaf springs. The other option you...
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  • Does the Trailer Height Change when Using EZ Flex or Equa-Flex Equalizers
  • The E-Z Flex Heavy Duty Rubber Suspension System # K71-652-00 is designed to fit in place of a specific equalizer, # TREQ104, which is 2 inches tall. When used to replace this equalizer or another with similar dimensions there is no height gained or lost. Adding height or reducing it cannot be achieved by just changing the equalizers. It would require replacing all of the suspension hangers as well to raise or lower the trailer equally and keep the suspension level. The comparable...
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  • Roadmaster Comfort Ride Leaf Spring Kit for Grand Design Solitude 3350RL
  • In order to determine which leaf spring upgrade kit will work on your Grand Design Solitude you will need to know what size axles and how many axles you've got on the trailer. You can determine what axles are on the rig by checking the sticker/plate on the axle tubes; these identifiers will tell you who made the axle, its' capacity and/or diameter and will determine which suspension system is going to work best for you. If you have tandem axles with a 7000-lb capacity and a 3" diameter,...
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  • Recommended Replacement Axles for Old Dexter Axle #11 5,200 lb Torsion Axles
  • I reached out to my contact at Dexter Axle who said that based off of the numbers you sent in it sounds like you have a #11 Torsion axle rated for 5,200 lbs that is on a Haulmark Trailer manufactured back in 2001 (at least the axle was). Your axle should use 6 lug hubs with EZ-Lube spindles and that it has a 95" hub-face measurement with a 75-3/4" outside bracket measurement (which would be equivalent to spring-center). The closest thing that we have to this is the Dexter Trailer Axle...
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  • Jeep Wheel Compatibility with Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System
  • Jeep wheels have the 5 on 5 inch bolt pattern and we do have hubs that fit the Axle-Less Systems and your Jeep wheels. It is recommended to use trailer wheels with trailer hubs because of the zero offset and tire design, but people have been using Jeep wheels especially for off-road trailers for years so we know they can work. We only have a couple compatibles option for that size hub. You will want the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System - 4" Lift Spindle w/Flange - Off-Road...
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  • Distance Between Hangers with 26 Inch Leaf Springs
  • We don't carry the MR4 leaf springs but based on my research they look like they are 26 inch double-eye springs like part # SP-053275. For springs of this length and the Tandem-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs # APT4 the hangers are going to be spaced 30-1/4 inches apart. I have added a link to a video review of the hanger kit as well as a couple help articles on trailer suspension which I recommend checking out.
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  • Help Picking Out Replacement Trailer Leaf Spring for Spring that Measures 26 inches Long With Load
  • I need two things to help you pick out the correct leaf springs for your trailer. I need to know the axle capacity of your trailer as well as the length from eye to eye without a load on your trailer. With those two pieces of info I can help you pick out the correct springs. A likely candidate for what you need is the part # SP-212275 which is for the very popular axle capacity of 3,500 lb and is 25-1/8 inches long. This would be about the right length when your spring doesn't have a...
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  • How to Determine Correct Replacement Springs for a 2019 Keystone Fuzion 424 Toy Hauler with 7K Axles
  • I was able to find that your 2019 Keystone Fuzion 424 Toy Hauler has 7K axles and while we do have leaf springs for 7K axles, you'll need to take some measurements of your leaf springs to ensure that you get leaf springs that are the correct length for your application. Height can be a factor as well unless you are swapping out all of your leaf springs on all of your axles. If you are referring to suspension enhancement we have that too. Unfortunately we don't have a way to look up exactly...
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  • Recommended 7,000 lb Axle with Brakes for M105 Military Trailer
  • To replace the axles on your M105 Trailer, you will need to know what dimension is the better fit. We have 7,000 lbs axle with electric brakes and drum assemblies that are 95 inches from hub face to hub face with 80 inch on center spring seats or 94 inch with 79 inch centers. We also have straight no drop or 4 inch drop axles. Here are your options: Dexter Trailer Axle w/ Electric Brakes - E-Z Lube - 8 on 6-1/2 Bolt Pattern - 95" # 8327834-EB Dexter Trailer Axle w/ Electric Brakes...
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  • Leaf Spring Hits Equalizer After New Leaf Spring Install
  • The most common mistake when replacing a trailer leaf spring is measuring the existing leaf spring while the trailer is loaded (wheels on the ground) and not accounting for the leaf spring lengthening over time. Therefore, it sounds like the new leaf spring you have may be a bit longer than the one it replaced which is why it is now hitting the equalizer. This would be the only reason that this happened if the equalizers and shackle straps remained the same. If you still have the old...
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  • Spacing Between Hangers With Slipper Springs for 8,000 lb Axles and Hanger Kit
  • I checked for you and when installing the 7-Leaf Slipper Spring w/ Hook End for 8,000-lb Trailer Axles # SP-285275 with the Tandem-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for 2" Slipper Springs - 12" Long Equalizers # APT6SE the distance between the front and center hangers will be 28-1/2", the distance between the center and rear hangers will be 29-1/2", the distance between the U-bolts will be 33" and distance between the center of the axle and trailer frame will be 4-1/2". I made a diagram for you...
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  • Replacement Triple Axle Hanger Kit for 2015 Kaufman Car Hauler with 7k Axles
  • What you have is a slipper spring setup on your 2015 Kaufman car trailer. So what you need for a triple axle hanger kit then is the part # APTT6SE which comes with everything needed. If you need new leaf springs too you'd want the 7k rated part # SP-232275 for each one.
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  • Replacement Axles and Leaf Springs for Tandem Axle Trailer
  • It is possible the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with E-Z Lube Spindles # 7359765 will work for you, so long as your current axles are rated for 3,500 lbs, have a hub-face to hub-face length of 95" and spring center to spring center length of 80"; you can use the diagram I have added to know where you need to measure. Additionally, because this has EZ Lube spindles you will need to add Grease Caps # RG04-040 to make your Hub and Drum Assemblies # 84556UC3 compatible. As for your leaf...
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  • Replacement Axle Needed for Lippert 5,200 lbs Axle with Serial Number 045-001684271
  • I do have a solution for you, however when I spoke with my contact at Lippert they said that your axle is rated for 5,200 lbs and the highest rated standard axles that we have are rated for 3,500 lbs. The alternative solution that we have is the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension # ASR5200S01. This system is rated for 5,200 lbs and can be used as a single axle or you can use 2 for a tandem axle trailer. There are a few great things about the Timbren system. It increases ground clearance since...
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  • What Causes Trailer Leaf Springs To Break Continuously
  • Yes, leaf springs must be replaced in pairs which is why one side left go and then the other shortly after. In regards to the stent you get on a full set of leaf springs, there are really a ton of variables present here so it is hard to predict. However, if you are a full-timer then odds are your trailer is going to be subjected to harder conditions and most likely more weight than the average trailer therefore your suspension components will wear faster. I have attached our leaf spring...
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  • Spring Hanger and Axle Diameter Measurements for Installing Leaf Springs on Single Axle Trailer
  • In the attached diagram the A measurement is actually the distance from the center of the spring hangers for a single axle trailer. The spring eye to spring eye measurement for your leaf springs will be slightly different. The B measurement that you see is simply the distance between the center of the axle and trailer frame. I have attached another diagram from the Single-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit for Double-Eye Springs # APS3 product page to help demonstrate this. If you have an axle...
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  • Timbren 3.5K Axle-Less System with 4 Inch Lift and Offroad Tires and Matching Hubs and Brakes
  • Considering the size tires you are wanting to put on the trailer you would need to go with at least a 3,500 pound Timbren Axle-Less system such as # ASR35HDS02. The hub and drum assembly for this system is # 8-201-9UC3-EZ. For the brake assemblies use set # AKEBRK-7-SA. These are self-adjusting brakes, one left and one right. You will likely not be able to match up the bolt pattern between the trailer wheels and the Toyota wheels. Vehicle wheels also often have an offset whereas...
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  • What Hub Has a 5 on 4 1/2 Bolt Pattern That Works with Timbren Axle-Less Systems
  • If you want the Timbren axle-less system that works with 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern hubs, you can use # ASR1THDS01. This kit is specifically designed for 1-axle and 2-axle trailers that use low-pressure, off-road tires. It has greater distance between hub face and trailer frame to accommodate off road tires. The Kit you are referencing # ASR35HDS02 works with Dexter 6,000 lbs hub and drum assemblies that come with 5 spoke utility, 6 on 5 1/2 or 8 on 6 1/12 bolt patterns. The hubs and drum...
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  • Can the Lippert Trailer Shock Kit be Used with the Dexter Over-Under Conversion Kit?
  • The Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit w/ Heavy Duty Gas Shocks - 3,500-lb (2-3/8") Axle # LC281255 is compatible with the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit # K71-384-00. This over-under kit If you have 3 inch axles ( lbs) then you will use # K71-385-00 and # LC281281. The over-under kit will give you the spring seat locations needed but will give you parts that the Lippert shock kit will duplicate. If you want to weld on spring seats, you can use # TRSS300 or...
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  • 7k Timbren Trailer Axle that Gives Lower Profile
  • It's hard to give you an exact deck height you'd have with the Timbren Axle Less kits we offer like the part # TASR7KS01 as it depends on the wheel/tire size you use and frame height, deck thickness etc. But if you are looking for the lowest profile possible the 4 inch drop version part # TASR7KS02 is the kit for you. To give you an idea on overall height though this will put the center of your trailer wheel exactly 3/8 inch below the frame of the trailer. So you could calculate the diameter...
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  • Why is Center Hanger Longer for Tandem Axle Trailer Hanger Kit
  • The center hangers in the Tandem-Axle Trailer Hanger Kit # APT8 that you recently purchased are indeed longer. This is actually pretty common for tandem axle trailers. The reason for the extra length on the middle hanger is related to the shackle straps of the equalizer. You want this hanger to be a bit longer to compensate for how the shackle straps move the spring higher up. I have attached an image to better clarify this. It is possible for the shackle to flip like you described,...
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  • Which Leaf Spring Do I Need For A Lippert 5200 Lb Axle
  • The 6-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 6,000-lb Trailer Axles part # SP-053275 is rated for 3,000 lbs which would be what you need for a little more capacity when replacing a 2,600 lb spring that is 26" long. I was able to find the answer from Kyle and he also recommends the SP-053275 as well in his answer, the 4-leaf spring part # SP-051275 is not enough capacity because although it's for a 4,000 lb axle it's only rated for 2,000 lbs. The SP-053275 is a 6 leaf spring which does not matter when...
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  • Recommendation For Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension W/Electric Brakes For 6 x 5.5 Bolt Pattern
  • Because you are wanting a 4 inch lift spindle with a 6 x 5-1/2 bolt pattern, I recommend the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System- 4 inch Lift Spindle w/Flange - 2.2K Item # ASR1THDS03 . It will give you the suspension components integrated into the axle-less spindles. With this kit, I recommend the Electric Trailer Brake Kit - Self-Adjusting - 10 inch - Left and Right Hand Assemblies Item # AKEBRK-35-SA along with the Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly - E-Z Lube Axles - 10 inch...
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  • Replacement Axle with Hubs & Brakes for Wells Cargo Tandem-Axle Enclosed Trailer FT85162
  • The Wells Cargo website indicates that their enclosed tandem-axle trailer model FT85162 has a GVWR of 7000-lbs so it has two 3500-lb axles. The specs did not indicate axle length. We have several 3500-lb axle kits with hubs and brakes that are shown on the linked page. All have 5-on-4-1/2 hubs and electric drum brakes. Two lengths are offered, the 89-inch size like # 35545E-ST-89 and the 95-inch length such as # 7359765-EB. These measurements are from hub face to hub face. Please...
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  • Adding Electric Brakes to Northern Tool UltraTow 5x8 Aluminum Frame Trailer
  • Because the trailer doesn't have a traditional size, in order to upgrade to trailer brakes you will need to have a welder install the Brake Mounting Flange for 1-3/4" Round Trailer Axles - 2K # 4-34 which will require the proper jig to ensure placement and alignment. Then you will need to measure your spindles to help get the correct replacement hubs to add the integrated drum. I've attached a photo of the locations to measure with a digital caliper like # PTW80157 to assist in getting...
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  • Recommended Triple or Quad Axle Suspension for Trailer Build
  • Since you are building a trailer I first want to state that using quad axles isn't ideal. It will cause tire scrub as there becomes too broad an axle base for the trailer to track as nicely. That is why most trailers will use tandem or triple axles as needed for load capacity. If you just want to add the 4th axle for overbuild reasons it will bite you as you will need to replace tires more often. Most of the professional semi flat bed trailers that have the quad axles are for transporting...
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  • Upgrading The Axle On A Harbor Freight 48"x 96 Trailer
  • To determine fit, the width of your trailer should be the same as the spring seat center to center measurement on the axle (48 inches). The # T20BTR-6048 lines up fine there. If these bearings fit your hubs, inner bearing L44649 and outer bearing L44649 would be compatible with this axle. The hubs on this axle should accommodate 12 inch wheels with a 4 on 4 bolt pattern. I would go ahead and replace the u bolts to prevent any potential thread misalignment. The U-Bolt Kit for Mounting...
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  • Replacement Equalizer Needed for Dexter Axle Equalizer 13-142
  • If you are simply needing to replace some worn equalizers then we actually do carry the part you are searching for. It is listed as part # K13-142-02 on our site and is a direct replacement for the 13-142 equalizer that you referenced. I confirmed this with my contact at Dexter Axle. If you are looking to upgrade your current equalizers then no, there is no equalizer upgrade we currently carry that will directly fit the large dimensions that you referenced. You would have to change out...
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  • Torque Specs for U-Bolts with 3,500 Pound 4-Leaf Double-Eye Springs
  • To use with the 4-Leaf Double-Eye Spring for 3,500 Pound Trailer Axles # SP-210275 I recommend the U-Bolt Kit # APUBR-1. The manufacturer doesn't list any specified torque specs for this kit but based on the size of the hardware (1/2 inch diameter nuts) you will want to torque them down to about 70 foot pounds. I have attached an installation video that you can also take a look at.
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  • Recommended Shackle Bolt for 2,000 lb Utility Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension System
  • The Zinc Shackle Bolt with Locknut for Double-Eye Springs - 3" Long # TRFA73Z916DLNZ is a grade 5 bolt. Your setup as described is a standard setup for leaf spring hangers and double eye leaf springs. The # 166081 is made by the same manufacturer and is used more commonly than zinc plated for most factory applications. The cost difference comes down to supply and demand. The Dexter bolt # 007-003-01 is simply a different manufacturer that has a big name in the trailer axle market. ...
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  • Picking Between Equaflex Models # LC279689 # LC281314 For 2007 Cyclone 3210 with 5.2k Axles
  • Your best option is to measure the horizontal distance between the holes of the equalizers you have on the trailer currently and pick the EquaFlex that matches that dimension. The part # LC281314 has this distance at 5-1/2 inches (see first picture), and the # LC279689 has this distance at 7-1/2 inches (second picture). Going with the kit that has the closest dimensions to what you currently have will be your best option.
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  • Determining Hanger Spacing for Replacement Leaf Springs on Trailer
  • The closest leaf spring set we have available to the 22-1/4 inch length you mentioned is the 3-Leaf Double-Eye Spring # SP-113275. This double-eye leaf spring features a length of 23-1/2 inches from the center of the spring eye to the center of the other spring eye. I recommend making sure you are measuring your existing leaf spring from the center of one eye to the center of the other. This particular set is designed for 2,000 pound axles, so you will want to also make sure any new springs...
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  • Over-Under Conversion Kit for 3" Dexter Axle
  • You can absolutely use the Dexter Trailer Axle w/ Electric Brakes # 8327820-EB and put them below your leaf springs. What you need to do is use the Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit # K71-385-00, so long as you have double-eye leaf springs; which will then be on top of the axle like you wanted.
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  • Replacement Equalizer Kit for Heritage 6,000 lb Boat Trailer
  • From the information that you gave me the correct replacement suspension kit for your Heritage boat trailer is the Dexter Heavy-Duty # K71-359-00. The equalizer uses the same dimensions and it's meant for 33" axle spacing as well. The only real difference is that your shackles show 3" for the bolt hole spacing while this kit is 2-1/4" on center, which might actually benefit your situation since your leaf springs are making contact with your trailer frame. Ideally your suspension should...
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  • Can Lippert Shock Kit Be Used on Trailer with Less Than 4" of Clearance Between Tire and I-Beam
  • I reached out to my contact at Lippert and he said unfortunately if you don't have at least 4 inches of clearance between the I-beam flange and inside of the tire the Shock Kit # LC281281 cannot be used. There is not a solution that would allow this system to work properly. For an alternate solution to provide additional suspension support for a smoother ride on the trailer I recommend the SumoSprings Trailer Helper Springs # TSS-107-40. These springs will act as shock absorbers to...
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  • Can a Dexter 5,200 Lb Axle Be Replaced With a Dexter 6,000 Lb Axle
  • It sounds like you are asking if you can use the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam part # 8327826 to replace the axle beam included with Dexter Trailer Axle with Electric Brakes part # 8327816-EB and reuse the braking assemblies and hubs/drums. If that is the case then yes you can as the diameter of the spindle where the bearings and grease seal ride are the same. Therefore, even though they may use a different outer bearing, the diameter for the inside of the bearing where it sits on the spindle...
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  • Which Timbren Silent Ride Suspension Kit for Trailer that Weighs 9,000 lbs
  • If you go overkill with your suspension weight rating you'll end up with a harsher ride quality as the springs will be basically too stiff to move enough to cushion the ride quality. Since the most your trailer is going to weigh is 9,000 lbs your best option for a Timbren Silent Ride will be the 10,000 lb rated kit part # TSR10KT02. This will give you a 1,000 lb buffer which gives you peace of mind that you aren't near the capacity but also not so much over capacity that your suspension...
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  • Recommended Drop Axle for Trailer With 80 Inch Spring Center
  • The best option we have for you is going to be with the Dexter Trailer Axle Beam with 4" Drop E-Z Lube Spindles part # 7685269 which has a 3,500 lb weight capacity. This will allow the tires to extend out past your load and will provide you with the low load height you will need. The spring center spacing on this axle is set at 80" but if this does not match what you have on your trailer now then you can always move them to where you need them with part # TRSS238. The leaf springs will...
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  • Alternative to Leaf Spring Spacers to Lift Trailer
  • Although we do not have spacer blocks of that dimension we have an option for you that will allow you to lift your trailer with what is called an over/under conversion kit. This moves your trailer's leaf springs to the top of your axle and lifts your trailer approximately the same amount as your axle's diameter plus the height of the leaf spring pack (please keep in mind this conversion kit is for use with double-eye springs only). The accompanying photo a customer sent in shows the...
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  • Will the SumoSprings Trailer Helper Springs Fit a 2020 Keystone Cougar?
  • The SumoSprings Trailer Helper Springs part # TSS-107-40 are compatible with practically any trailer that has an overslung axle or in other words the leaf springs are mounted on top of the axle. If you have an underslung axle in which the leaf springs are mounted below the axle then you need the SumoSprings Trailer Helper Springs part # TSS-106-40. I spoke with SuperSprings and they informed me that there isn't a minimum space required as the springs can be compressed if space is limited,...
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