Originally Posted by Raspy
Perhaps some of you have not read posts 1, 4 and 5. Or looked at where the jack is sitting under the trailer in the picture. The OP said they have tried jacking it up in "multiple" ways. It's an old torsion axle
. And it seems it is refusing to droop when lifted off the ground.
I would suggest putting a chain over the axle where the wheel attaches. If I am not mistaken, the axle is a leading axle, (meaning the pivot is behind the wheel instead of in front.)..
You will have to initially jack up the trailer so you can get under it. USE JACKSTANDS or Large wooden pads for support your life may be at stake if the trailer falls. a concrete block can and will crumble if slight imperfections are present.
Second, Identify where the pivot of the wheel is located. Place one end of a 4" X 4" post directly under the torsion tube (the tube where the pivot point of the axle originates). Block the 4 x 4 up so it is contacting the torsion tube.
Third lift the unsupported end of the 4 x 4 until the post contacts the (moveable part) if the axle. (the part where the wheel and hub attach). Chain the post to the axle pivot arm as near to the centerline of the wheel. Obviously I want you to attempt to put weight
on the axle to pull the axle down. you may have to get the trailer quite a way off the ground to accomplish this task. I have been trying to find a photo of the axle swap I did to give you a better idea of the work involved. Research before buying a 1new axle! I have an axle I will be selling along with tires
mag wheels etc but it is for a converted trailer where the axle is reversed to be trailing link rather than leading link. If the axle is not built for a leading link configuration the tires
will not last. They will cup and wear out to bald in less than 5000 miles That is why my axle is mounted trailing link.. I am now upgrading to 15" wheels with brakes
as my boler
has gotten fat from modifications.