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gkainz

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Posted: 01/15/20 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

trail-explorer wrote:

I've done a few "spring over axle" conversions. Flipping the axle is a no go. If you flip the axle, the tires rotate the wrong direction and then the brakes won't work

Bob, I can't tell if you're being funny, sarcastic or pedantic?

"Axle Flip" is commonly used to describe a trailer "spring over axle" conversion, has been for many many years.


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The sad part of that statement is that they are allowed to walk among us???


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Kinda forgot about this thread. Never did the flip. Ended up with 2 broken shackle links. Bought a repair kit from eTrailer. The kit came with original length links and a set that was about 3/4 inch shorter. The shorter links raise the trailer a bit.


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I did the last flip on a Prowler 33' trailer. U BOLTS MADE IN L.A. from 4140 chrome moly. And grade 8 coupling nuts and ½" hardened washers and pal nuts.

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Posted: 09/05/20 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some axles are made with camber (or caster, can't remember which) built in. The tires tip out on the top. The axles are bent upwards a little in the middle. Some axles are straight.


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Raising a trailer may make your AC units disappear. Be aware of the new height that will result before raising the unit.
As to the brake comment I hope they forgot the smiley face.


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tewitt1949 wrote:

Some axles are made with camber (or caster, can't remember which) built in. The tires tip out on the top. The axles are bent upwards a little in the middle. Some axles are straight.


You don't "flip" the axles. You simply place the axle on the bottom of the springs. It's a stupid name!!!


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