Can Underslung Axles Be Used on a Small Homemade Trailer

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I am making a homemade trailer and would like to go with your 60inch 2k lb axle kit 5 on 4 1/2, a spring kit, wheels w/ tires 13, nice sexy looking round steel fenders and a few other accessories I will choose. #1 - Ive been reading up on some of the trailers from Harbor Freight yes, I know, cheap and some forums experts frown on doing an under slung spring as the bolts/buts are not designed to take the full weight of the trailer/vehicle. How is the design you have different that it will allow this mounting method? #2 - I estimate the trailer wight after building will be between 800 and 1000 lbs. Will your 1000 # spring kit provide enough cushion/give so my trailer doesnt shake itself apart? Im chomping at the bit and some items are in my cart waiting for me to place the order. : P Please feel free to make a suggestion as to any parts that will work well in my application. Thank you much!

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People run underslung trailer axles all the time. We have yet to hear of someone with an issue due to it. Especially on a lighter trailer like what you are building. If that is the route you would prefer to go with the axle configuration you would be just fine.

A 1,000 lb spring like the part # SP-177275 is a slipper spring that would work well considering the weight of your trailer. Since trailers don't typically run shocks they can be a bit bouncy, especially when unloaded.

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