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Old 09-23-2018, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Best source for complete axles?

I'm hoping to swap out shitty 5 lug 3500lb axles for some 8 lug 6000lb'ers on a tired and ailing utility trailer. Whatever "standard" WMS is for your average 16' car hauler/utility trailer (I'll measure before dropping any $ of course)

Question is, last time I priced axles they were stupid expensive, be it online or thru my local dealer. So if'n you was gonna order new trailer axles (preferably online pricing since your local dealer probably isn't my local dealer) where would you go?
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just bought a pair of brand new 8 lug 6ks with brakes for $350

And 95" for a car hauler.

Never bought, but i use this website to check prices. https://tktrailerparts.com/new/
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Might want to check www.johnsonssurplus.com

This thread had some good info.
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Shop around online. Redneck or Southwest Wheel generally has decent prices.

I found a bargain basement Dexter dealer Trailer Parts Unlimited and ordered the 6000lb axle kit they have, but received 5200lb axles. And even after arguing with them for a month, still couldn't get them swapped out. So be careful. I have ordered from Southwest wheel plenty of times with no issues, but to save ~$100 I used these guys, so you get what you pay for. In my case I didn't need the capacity so I just kept them and saved the money, but they won't get my business next time.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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MH axles with bolt on brakes, 8-lug hubs and drums from e trailer. Complete backing plates are $60
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Another vote for Redneck.
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies!

Are you guys just calling Redneck? Nowhere on their site can I find axles:
https://shop.redneck-trailer.com/e-e...ytype=Category
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It’s been years, but I would call, they send a sheet. I fill it out and send it back. They send it back to me with a quote for the axle. I had to sign it saying I knew what exactly I was asking for. They would order and ship. That’s been a lot of years ago though...
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Itís been years, but I would call, they send a sheet. I fill it out and send it back. They send it back to me with a quote for the axle. I had to sign it saying I knew what exactly I was asking for. They would order and ship. Thatís been a lot of years ago though...
Yep, still that way.
They MIGHT try to get you to go thru a dealer.
Since they are between me, and mother-in-laws, I just pick them up.
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Why 6k and not 7k? Last I looked it was about $40 extra to get a 7, and I've found every parts house stocks 3500 & 7000 parts and breaks, but 5&6 are always order only. Above 7 prices get stupid.
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Im on the market for a pair of 2000 lb axles with brakes with a wms of about 56 inches. I checked all the sources in this thread without success. Any other sources? BTW Johnson Surplus has great prices if they have your sizes.
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Six Roblees had the best price on dexter axles by a long shot. Saved me $400 ish on a single tire tandem axle setup.
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Try R&P Carriages: https://www.randpcarriages.com/

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Late follow up: I just spoke w Josh at R&P 815-357-3292

He was RIDICULOUSLY helpful and informative, taking tons of time to answer all my questions.

I really don't know if their prices were the BEST because he put together an entire package for me with everything I would need (springs, hardware etc) so I can't compare apples to apples...

....but the price seemed very fair and I plan to order here just because the SERVICE was fawking amazing. I just need to confirm spring spacing and WMS (apparently they call it "hub face" in the non-'wheeling world)
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Late follow up: I just spoke w Josh at R&P 815-357-3292

He was RIDICULOUSLY helpful and informative, taking tons of time to answer all my questions.

I really don't know if their prices were the BEST because he put together an entire package for me with everything I would need (springs, hardware etc) so I can't compare apples to apples...

....but the price seemed very fair and I plan to order here just because the SERVICE was fawking amazing. I just need to confirm spring spacing and WMS (apparently they call it "hub face" in the non-'wheeling world)
Glad to hear that they took care of you. I have only used them a few times, but I have a friend who swears by them.

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Itís been years, but I would call, they send a sheet. I fill it out and send it back. They send it back to me with a quote for the axle. I had to sign it saying I knew what exactly I was asking for. They would order and ship. Thatís been a lot of years ago though...
Did you buy your house from the Sears catalogue as well...
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Late follow up: I just spoke w Josh at R&P 815-357-3292

He was RIDICULOUSLY helpful and informative, taking tons of time to answer all my questions.

I really don't know if their prices were the BEST because he put together an entire package for me with everything I would need (springs, hardware etc) so I can't compare apples to apples...

....but the price seemed very fair and I plan to order here just because the SERVICE was fawking amazing. I just need to confirm spring spacing and WMS (apparently they call it "hub face" in the non-'wheeling world)
Quoting myself, final follow-up:

What Josh set me up with was 100% comprehensive. Everything was there - lug nuts, u-bolts, spring eye bolts, spring eye bushings, brakes, everything.

My only complaint would be that that shitty spring plates the trailer industry considers standard are beyond horrible. They had the tiniest bend at each end which basically serves to add zero rigidity.

So I doubled the spring plates (welded two together) for one side of the trailer. For the other side I used spring plates from a 14b GM. I plugged the holes with wire and then re-drilled on my mill (gotta go narrower for the 1.75" trailer springs). Doing so I was actually able to obtain correct u-bolt torque of ~65 ft lbs for a 1/2" u-bolt with no deflection of the plates.

Anyway, once again highly recommend R&P but plan on making your own spring plates if you like your axles staying attached to your leafs. This is not R&P's fault - the entire trailer industry considers thin plates with holes drilled very near the edges completely acceptable. Something like this, which I refuse to run:
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...1&cm_vc=-10005
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