How to Identify a Trailer Axle?

Answer A bad trailer axle can cause big problems. To repair or replace it, you must first identify the make and model of a trailer axle. Since all trailers are manufactured differently, having the skill t... Read More »

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How to Install Trailer Brakes on a Twin Axle Boat Trailer?

The brakes on a boat trailer are made up of electric brake pads, brake drums, return springs, retainer springs, retainer clips, retainers and the brake shoe adjuster. The brakes work by applying fr... Read More »

How do I Cut Down a Trailer Axle?

Trailer axles have built-in negative camber on both wheels. Negative camber occurs when the top of the wheel tilts toward the center of the vehicle. Clearly mark a line across the top of the axle t... Read More »

How to Know Where to Put Axle on Trailer?

Improper placement of a trailer axle reduces load capacity, towability and safety. Placing the axle too close to the rear of the trailer frame increases the tongue weight, overloading the trailer h... Read More »

How to Install an Axle on a Trailer?

Trailers are ideal for hauling cars and odd-shaped parts. As with any vehicle, trailers need maintenance. You might want to swap out an axle to gain extra load-carrying capacity or because your pre... Read More »