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Old 03-10-2011, 11:10 PM
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Location: FRESNO, CA
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Broken trailer spring on the road

How would you handle a broken trailer spring (especially single axle) while on the road and away from home?
I carry a small bottle jack, small floor jack & several small pieces of 2 x 4's.
Carefully lift the frame of the trailer getting the frame up off of the axle. Be careful and slide the 2 x 4(s) between the axle and frame. Lay the boards in line with the frame and gently lower the trailer down on the axle. Depending on your equipment weight, you may have to off load until you have the boards installed. Had to have my loaded trailer towed home and not covered by my insurance tow coverage. Ouch!!!! Learned my lesson. Just be careful when working under the trailer, watch for bumps in the road while driving and drive slow.
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