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Old 06-25-2022, 09:51 PM   #1
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Axle for 1985 Bigfoot 17í

Hi there,
I am the new owner of a 1985 Bigfoot 17í trailer. I am trying to learn as much as possible. The trailer has its original axle and I am wondering if it needs to be replaced. It appears to be in good shape, tows well and there donít appear to be any issues. I am just concerned since the axle is so old. Is this something that should be replaced?

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Old 06-29-2022, 09:02 AM   #2
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is it on leaf springs, or is it a torsion axle?, if you put someone inside over the wheels and they bounce up and down does it bottom out?, do you have 2-3 inches of clearance above the tire in the wheel-well?
Just a few quick checks for you.
The axle for my 81 Trillium seemed in great shape, but I couldn't get brake parts so I changed it out

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Old 06-29-2022, 12:08 PM   #3
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Hi there,
I am the new owner of a 1985 Bigfoot 17í trailer. I am trying to learn as much as possible. The trailer has its original axle and I am wondering if it needs to be replaced. It appears to be in good shape, tows well and there donít appear to be any issues. I am just concerned since the axle is so old. Is this something that should be replaced?

Thanks.
Lieneke
Axles last for a very long time as long as they do not get bent by jacking the axle instead of the spring shackles. Have any decent mechanic grease the wheel bearings, & he/she will tell you if everything is good to go.
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