Last night we bought our first trailer, a 1973 Trillium
1300. It looks like it's been on some some adventures and we're looking forward to getting to know her.
After driving home I realized that the wheels are rubbing inside the wheel well and there doesn't seem to be enough travel. There is about 2 inches between the tire and the wheel well on the left side and a little more on the right side.
The previous owner provided me with a folder of documents showing a new adjustable splined torsion axle
installed in 2015 as well as new wheels and tires
(14' 5x4.5 trailer wheels with ST 205/75R14 tires) installed about one month ago. He had the axles set up so that with the trailer jacked up the arm rests in the horizontal position.
Other than getting some gelcoat to fill in the abrasions from the tires
in the wheel well, I'm not sure what to do next. Options I can think of are trying to increase the angle of the axle
arm or buying smaller tires
Questions I have are:
Does anyone have a recommendation of an axle
arm angle to try with this tire/wheel combination?
What is the recommended amount of space between the top of the tire and the wheel well? I plan to do some driving on logging roads in BC and would rather not be constantly wearing out the fiberglass inside the wheel wells as I trial different heights!
If I do get the axle looked at by a professional, is there anyone in the Vancouver or North Shore area that you can recommend?
Thanks very much!