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Old 08-02-2016, 10:10 AM   #15
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Removed the old axle and attached the new one. Using some blocks of scrap metal to mount onto old frame as the previous axle was an inch wider

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Old 08-02-2016, 10:12 AM   #16
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Wiring the brakes all nice and snug..

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Old 08-02-2016, 10:16 AM   #17
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Rear end view, foot on the brakes, everything works! yay!

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Old 06-08-2017, 10:30 AM   #18
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Removed the old fram

Another winter has come and gone, one hell of a good ski season.

With springtime hotter than ever, It's time to get back to the trailer renos.
This year I will start by the frame.

After finding and removing 28 screws and bolts from the inside of the trailer, I removed the wheels and jacked up the fiberglass body to reveal and separate the frame.

As you can see there is a crack on the front left of the frame.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:02 PM   #19
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great thread Mark, not sure if it was you I met at Derby Reach a few weeks ago. I am interested in that new axle. Do you mind posting a price, or if you don't could you please message me. Looking forward to following your build
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Old 06-10-2017, 03:00 AM   #20
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Hey Jan, I've been laying low and working lots so it definitely wasn't me that met you . The axle I ordered Is a dexter flexiride adjustable axle fabricated from Pacific spring and axle from Langley B. C
It is equipped with electrical drum brakes and set me back about $850 CND including shipping. Thanks for following my thread
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:19 PM   #21
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thank you for the axle imfo. A project for next year for mine
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:29 AM   #22
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The axle I ordered Is a dexter flexiride adjustable axle fabricated from Pacific spring and axle from Langley B. C
If it is a Flexiride, it is not a Dexter. They are competing brands.

The Dexter Torflex is ordered in preset start angles.
The Flexiride has a spline where you can adjust your start angle in 6 degree increments.
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If it is a Flexiride, it is not a Dexter. They are competing brands.

The Dexter Torflex is ordered in preset start angles.
The Flexiride has a spline where you can adjust your start angle in 6 degree increments.
Yikes! Looks like I got confused looking back when I purchased it. Thanks for clarifying. It is indeed a flexiride adjustable axle.
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:11 PM   #24
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Why electric if the trailer is so light? I'm just finding out an issue for my 74 where the body shifted on the frame, thought the axle was blown but mechanic says frame and axle are both decent. 28 screws and bolts eh? Any starting point you can lead me with....
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:49 PM   #25
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Why electric if the trailer is so light? I'm just finding out an issue for my 74 where the body shifted on the frame, thought the axle was blown but mechanic says frame and axle are both decent. 28 screws and bolts eh? Any starting point you can lead me with....
Hey Beattie,

After researching to decide if I wanted brakes and what kind of brakes, I've decided on electrical. Although the trailer is light, brakes give me peace of mind if I need to stop quickly in an emergency. It also puts less stress on the tow vehicle's brakes, more piece of mind if for some reason (moving) I may need to load the trailer with heavier things and the fact that some states require trailer brakes.
http://www.brakebuddy.com/towing-laws

If you are absolutely sure the frame and axle are fine, I would find out where the trailer is bolted / screwed onto the frame and look for any loose fasteners.

Im not sure why there was so many bolts and screws attaching the body to frame.
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Craig, the trailer body is purposefulll mounted slightly to one side, so I don't think it has shifted. Check with Scamp (Boler American) with your measurements and concerns.
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The spacing between the tire and The body on one side is really tight and the driver's side has more space. Ideas??
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The body is mounted "off set" to give more counter space, in relation to the drop down floor which is mounted between the frame rails.
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