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Old 09-16-2006, 09:38 PM   #15
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Well folks it worked. I got the Boler in the garage today.
Our door way is only 83" so with the standard 13"wheel & tires and the roof hatch closed there was no way it would fit in.
It took about 20 mins to swap the wheels over to the rims. They are 10"x6"- 5 stud with a 4 1/4" bolt circle dia. They were a perfect fit.
With the caster on the jack it was really easy to move it around.
I did take the roof hatch off just to be sure but as it turned out I didn't need to.


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Old 09-16-2006, 09:40 PM   #16
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Now I can tinker on it in the winter. This will be a good time to pull the hubs and repack the bearings.

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Old 09-17-2006, 05:41 AM   #17
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I think a nice solution would be height-adjustable suspension (likely using air springs)
It could also be achieved by using a Flexiride axle - it's still an ordinary rubber torsion axle, but the separate trailing arms are clamped onto splined ends on the torsion bars, so they can be rotated to vary the ride height.


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Flexiride axles seem to be economically priced for retail purchases, so you might think the trailer manufacturers would offer them as standard, but maybe their OEM pricing isn't so good and maybe most customers would never use a facility that might add $50 to the cost of the trailer.

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Old 09-17-2006, 07:56 AM   #18
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Perhaps there's not room on the property to park it outside, or perhaps it has something to do with neighborhood CCRs and "stuff" needs to be inside. My trailer is also outside, but like Byron, I had a metal carport built several years ago. I know without a fact, it's stays alot cleaner when parked over the winter. Prior to the carport, in the spring the trailer was multi-colored from moss, mildew and airborne dirt. It took hours to scrub it clean. Now it just gets dusty and a quick hosing down takes care of the grime. I couldn't put a car cover type cover over the trailer...too much wind in my area November-March. The gel coat would have been buffed through.

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Hi: Personally I never let mine inside befour its feet are dry and it has had a complete shake down ... If I picked up every Do Nut sized spare I see laying along side the road I would have quite a collection... I wonder if changing to those Do Nut's might give more clearance for a garage door opening ??? Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 09-17-2006, 03:58 PM   #19
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It could also be achieved by using a Flexiride axle - it's still an ordinary rubber torsion axle, but the separate trailing arms are clamped onto splined ends on the torsion bars, so they can be rotated to vary the ride height...
The Flexiride design looks great to me, but my understanding is that to change the angular position means loosening the clamp bolt, then pulling the whole suspension arm off of the cartridge's splined end, and putting it back on engaged at a different angle. This seems like a large chore to get the trailer in and out the garage, but might be okay once a year.

I notice that this has inspired Benita to start a new topic (Flexiride Axles), and I'll add some more general Flexiride comments there.
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