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Recommendation to Replace Axle on 1987 MC Scow Sailboat Trailer


I think I need a replacement axle - spindles are welded on as extension of axle. Photos available, Need advice Trailer – MC Scow Sailboat trailer Manufacturer: Cooper Trailers Inc, Jackson, MI Built: 1987 Serial: 87071222 Model: 0-187 GVWR: 960 Load Capacity 700 Tire: 480-8 15 – ½” Max: 760lbs Rim: 9” Hub: 5 Spoke Center distance to studs: 2 - 5/8” Stud Height: 1” Hub Bearing: KOYO, HiCAP, L44649R D, 1-1/16th” Inner Dia Axle length approx 48.5” from Shoulder of Spindle to the other shoulder Spindles are very scored/rusted Thanks


Expert Reply:

For a replacement axle on your boat trailer, I recommend looking at a Timbren Axle-Less System like # A12WS545 that comes with hubs. This suspension unit will replace your existing axle and spindles and will fit any frame width. The easiest method for installing this system since you are replacing an existing axle, is to install a piece of 2-inch-square tubing through the integrated hole in the Axle-Less suspension. Then you will just bolt the suspension to the side of the trailer's frame with three bolts. I have attached an installation video for you to take a look at.

The hubs that are included with this system have a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. It has a weight capacity of 1,200 pounds.

For a spindle only system, without the hubs, you can use # ASR1200S01.

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