Originally Posted by Donna D.
I can't answer for you Drew, I can only answer for myself. The original Alko axle
on my trailer was of marginal weight
. I THINK it was only rated for 2200#. I went with a 3500# axle
with a 45 degree down. In hindsite, I should have chosen a 3500# axle
with a 22 down and a lift bolt on bracket. It would have accomplished the same thing (I wanted 15" tires). I'm certainly not unhappy with what I have. It tows really, really well.
I wish you luck!
I'm also interested in running larger tires
on my '02 16' Scamp
. Did you have the axle installed in Oregon? If so, who did it and did they supply all the parts? .....and did you have to do any cutting of the fiberglass, etc to get the 15" wheels to work?
By the way, my right side tire looked almost exactly like the one posted by DrewSK. I replaced both tires
, but have no faith that it won't happen again. I suspect that the damage occurred very rapidly - maybe less than 200 miles, because I check the condition of the tires
regularly. Scary to think what would have happened if the tire had failed at 60mph.