How to Select the Correct Replacement Axle for an RV

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What would be the best idea in regards to my Change out of axles on a broke down trailer with RV axle and now no bearings. Wheel fell off yesterday going down the street? I have limited amount of money? I need trailer bad? Thanks, The spindles threads are stripped so I Hammered on the castle nut...

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If you have standard axles and the rest of the suspension components on your RV are in good shape then the most cost-effective option is to simply replace your standard axle. To choose the correct replacement axle you simply need to make sure that the hub face (A) and spring center (B) measurements match up with your current axle, and that it has the appropriate weight rating.

From there you can filter through our linked selection of axles to see if we carry one that fits your needs. Fore example, a popular trailer axle size is 89" hub face and 74" spring center measurements in a 3,500 lb weight capacity. We have this axle with spindles only # T3584F-EZ-8974, with a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern hub # 35545I-EZ-89, and with a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern hub and drum and electric brakes # 35545E-ST-EZ-89.

We also carry the Timbren Axle-Less Suspension systems like part # ASR35HDS01 if your suspension isn't in good shape. These are not as cost-effective as the leaf spring suspension systems but they are a lot easier to install.

If none of our replacement axles are compatible with the measurements for your axle then you will need to contact a local trailer shop about ordering an axle that matches your measurements exactly.

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