I want swap a straight axle
onto my 17 foot Boler
. currently there's a drop knuckle sprung under axle
there currently with brakes
. I assume this is the factory one - are the brakes
fairly universal? the bolt pattern is your standard trailer pattern, 5 on 4.5.
Basically I want to buy an appropriate axle
, and swap on the brakes I currently have as they work fine and new ones are a few hundred bucks.
I'll probably retain the sprung under aspect but I want to gain the extra 3 or 4 inches of ground clearance - I currently have to run a 10 inch drop for the boler
to sit almost level when driving - big drops like that are pretty bad for towing weight
not to mention the poor ground clearance.