View Full Version : Utility trailer axel issues!

Drew Gemma
06-14-2006, 08:08 PM
I have a 8x18 open utility trailer with tandem axels. A month ago I hit a huge FI#### pot hole and got a flat. Went and got it fixed so now the same axel on the other side is eatting up the inside of the tire. This is the back axel only not the front.

Checked wheel bearings
Measured axels
Checked u bolts and mounting hardware

SO I guess it is bent correct?
Next where do I find an 8 foot axel with 88 inch centers for a good price
Next how about switching to the other type of axels pros cons and pricing!

06-14-2006, 08:16 PM
If it is bent.......a good alignment shop can probably bend it back......might cost almost as much as a new axle but I was thinking about saving downtime and labor


06-18-2006, 10:21 PM
Take it to a suspension shop and they can press it back.