I don't recommend wasting money on the axle
flip. The axle
rides so low that clearance is only about 2-3". I rode with one for a while, then when I decided to swap out to a straight axle
and 15" wheels it turned out that one of the pins holding a spring was broken off and the spring was riding on the frame. It either broke from being old or the axle hitting something. One side of the drop was also bent, and one of the brakes
was fried too. The old 14" load range "C" tires
were also inadequate - they bulged way too much and one popped while I was inside the trailer one night, prompting the whole upgrade. Now I have 3 good steel wheels with load range D tires
, a strong straight axle, new brakes
, decent clearance and no worries.