View Full Version : Anyone made a single axel to a dual axel Trailer??
05-19-2007, 07:36 PM
Anyone made a single axel to a dual axel Trailer?
I have a 6x12 i'm thinking about adding another axel to it, so i can hold additional weight.
Just wanted any input or recomendations.
Was thinking about buying this next weekend
05-19-2007, 10:15 PM
yea its pretty easy to do, just take you single axel down to the trailer store, unhook it, write them a check, hook up the tandem axel and drive off
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05-19-2007, 11:23 PM
i would just sell the current one and hook up to a new one
05-19-2007, 11:34 PM
60/40 rule on dual axle trailers. on a 12ft deck, 144inches, 60% equals roughly 86inches.
measure 86 inches back from the front of the trailer and that is were you weld your center brackets. the rest is fairly easy from there
05-20-2007, 01:57 PM
I use the one inch per foot rule to determine axle placement. A 12ft trailer would equal 12 inches and place the axle 7ft, (6ft+1ft) from the front of the trailer, not including the tongue, which would be 84 inches to center hanger. I have found that axle placement using the 1in per ft rule tow better loaded or empty. Since your trailer already has one axle, I would simply use the centerline of the axle to determine where to weld the center hanger.
Both the 60/40 method and the 1in per ft rule are acceptable methods for axle placement in trailer manufactureing
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