Thanks for all the comments. As far as I can tell I think I've got two options I'm comfortable with. If the electric brakes
work (I still need to test them) I will buy new springs and components to return the axle
to its original position. If the brakes
don't work I'll just buy a new axle with brakes
. If they do work I'm wondering what the spring sizing is like. It looks like most springs are 25 1/4 center eye to eye. I have found springs from princess auto that look like a good fit, let me know what you think (see link below)
1,750 lb 4-Leaf Double-Eye Trailer Spring | Princess Auto
As for how the trailer tows. When I purchased the trailer I dragged it 90km from surrey to abbotsford and it towed great, no wobble. That being said I did not have a camera set up to see the axle in action. I know the current set up isn't ideal, but I believe its been run that way by the PO for quite some time.