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Old 04-12-2006, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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stuf i learnd about house trailer axles

I have heared a lot of different about house trailer axles. hears some things i found out last week i came a cross this nice 24 foot try axle goosneck. the guy i bought it from bought and fixed it up got ready to put brakes on it and people told him he could not get brakes for it so the guy told me 500 bucks get it out of his yard. so i did . i was goind to put new axles under it then i read the tag that said 6000 lbs hays axles so i decided to fix thease. went to they trailer store and they fixed me up with parts i bought brake flangs for 16 dollers a piece and and 12 inch dexter brakes wich were 60 dollers a piece foe a complete kit with backing plate. all parts in stock went home beat the old backing plates of with a hammer cleand the axles with a grinder centered up and welded the brake flanges on the axles bolted the brakes and was finished. it tooke about an hour per axle with 2 beer brakes per axle of beer brakes the wheel bearnings were good and the trailer parts store said they stocked those 2 and fire stone stockes the 14.5 tires fo 50 dollers a piece. so i know at least hays axles can be repaird any questions just ask and ill try to help.
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Sounds like you had too many beer breaks
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your not thr only one that has told me that
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Holy hooked on phonics BATMAN!

After all of your beer "brakes" you maight wont to go back and dubble cheek yer wurk!
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i did. the work was just fine. if i was sober ther might have ben some problems
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I have heared a lot of different about house trailer axles. hears some things i found out last week i came a cross this nice 24 foot try axle goosneck. the guy i bought it from bought and fixed it up got ready to put brakes on it and people told him he could not get brakes for it so the guy told me 500 bucks get it out of his yard. so i did . i was goind to put new axles under it then i read the tag that said 6000 lbs hays axles so i decided to fix thease. went to they trailer store and they fixed me up with parts i bought brake flangs for 16 dollers a piece and and 12 inch dexter brakes wich were 60 dollers a piece foe a complete kit with backing plate. all parts in stock went home beat the old backing plates of with a hammer cleand the axles with a grinder centered up and welded the brake flanges on the axles bolted the brakes and was finished. it tooke about an hour per axle with 2 beer brakes per axle of beer brakes the wheel bearnings were good and the trailer parts store said they stocked those 2 and fire stone stockes the 14.5 tires fo 50 dollers a piece. so i know at least hays axles can be repaird any questions just ask and ill try to help.
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dont try to tow that thing in NM.. they just outlawed mobile home axles on anything other than mobiile homes.
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Give the dude a break....y'all don't know the difference between beer brakes and beer breaks so STFU.

Thanks for the info.
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Most of the dumb ass cops in New Mexico wouldn't know a mobile home axle if you hit them with it. Part for them are easy to find. Just do a search for mobile home axles and several places show up that carry all the stuff you need. They are very under rated IMHO. I have them under my 21' flat bed and it has been all over the country and freq. overloaded with no problems. People who don't take care of their stuff are the problem.
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Most of the dumb ass cops in New Mexico wouldn't know a mobile home axle if you hit them with it. Part for them are easy to find. Just do a search for mobile home axles and several places show up that carry all the stuff you need. They are very under rated IMHO. I have them under my 21' flat bed and it has been all over the country and freq. overloaded with no problems. People who don't take care of their stuff are the problem.

most of the "dumb ass cops in New Mexico" live in mobile homes and are quite familiar with their axles... everybody over there pulls their home 'til something breaks and then they just put in a septic tank and call it good...

the really well-to-do ones manage to get a case of budweiser and their family over to brick it in pueblo style so their chili-peppers won't blow away.

the good NM cops drive up and fuck your wife while you're out braggin about your 21 footer...

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Damn, someones touchy. Have the texas rangers been visiting your house!
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dont try to tow that thing in NM.. they just outlawed mobile home axles on anything other than mobiile homes.
Same deal in GA.


Yeah its rated 6k at 45mph and them 14.5's dont ballance for shit.
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Damn, someones touchy. Have the texas rangers been visiting your house!

heh, damn... pardon me matt... I was just feeling assholish I guess...
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thay are not mh axles any more. they are lowboy axles now there is nothing on them that says m.h axles so ill lrt the cops prove it to me.
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Same deal in GA.


Yeah its rated 6k at 45mph and them 14.5's dont ballance for shit.
the reason the dont feal balllanced , is becose most people dont get them on strait
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the reason the dont feal balllanced , is becose most people dont get them on strait
Still junk. Got spel chek?
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the reason the dont feal balllanced , is becose most people dont get them on strait
Yeah....people smart enough to do that mostly died off 20 years ago.
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Still junk. Got spel chek?
tell me . what is junk about thease axles i would like to know.. no i dont have spell check. why dont you fix the spelling for me. s.a.
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Still junk. Got spel chek?
rhere still arround . there the same as a lot of big trucks. and most dump trucks.
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rhere still arround . there the same as a lot of big trucks. and most dump trucks.
Very rarely do I see dump trucks or semi's using those mobile home style lugs.

I probably see a few hundred large trucks/trailers on the highway a day.
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If you are talking about Dayton wheels.... yes they are still in use today on many heavy trucks today. They used to be a split rim design that was super dangerous to work on. The 20" split rims are not used much anymore since you can get a 22" one piece rim that fits the same Dayton wheel. The 14" split rim Daytons on mobile home axles are just a smaller version of the 20"/22" heavy truck wheel.
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It could be a location thing. I'm just saying out here, I don't see very those dayton style wheels very often. Maybe every 5 trucks out of 100 or so.
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tell me . what is junk about thease axles i would like to know.. no i dont have spell check. why dont you fix the spelling for me. s.a.
They are built as cheap as possible because they are only expected to ever get used 2-3 times. They are throw away axles with lower grade components to get cost down.
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what is low grade on on them? if you change the brakes and bearings whats bad ? i cant find it the trailer parts store i delt with on parts said besides the brakes.and being a lot cheeper to get a hold of. there as good as any other axle
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I don't know why I'm bothering other then my wife and kids travel the same roads as some of you dense fawkers cant take advice without an argument.

Since you cant seem to google "Mobile Home Axles" and look for your self.

This is off the site of one of the LARGEST TRAILER AXLE MANUFACTURES IN THE US. The second link listed

http://www.dexteraxle.com/faq_s#5
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AXLES - Can mobile home axles be reused?
The Dexter MH (mobile home) type axle is designed for limited usage in the delivery of manufactured homes and has a one-time limit use. The axle has steel forged spindles that are not precision ground. The brake assembly is welded onto the beam and not intended to be field replaced. Additionally, the bearing package is smaller than the more expensive service type axle. Most MH axles are also equipped with a single leaf spring suspension for very heavy loads. We do not have components that would convert MH axles to servicable assemblies.
Another LARGE manufacture. 4th link listed
http://www.championtrailers.com/Mobi...me%20axles.pdf
That clearly states the issue with how they come and how you would need to change it to a standard hub to make it safe. By the time you collected all the parts and paid for them you are not far off from buy a good axle with all the parts already on it.
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