Replacing my New Dexer axle with leaf springs - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-29-2019, 12:56 PM   #1
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Name: Martin
Trailer: 1972 Boler American
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Replacing my New Dexer axle with leaf springs

Because my list of modifications has caused a certain amount of trailer bloat (weight gain) I am replacing my three year old axle with a heavier system with brakes. I will be selling my newish used axle (Installed new in 2016) soon if anyone is interested. it fits my Boler 13 and was built for the early scamp leading arm style it will include the wheels and tires including spare on ET mag wheels I did a total remodel in 2018 I have added a front deck box for storage, with space for (2) batteries + (2) 20 pound gas bottles My 12 x 18 carpet, a new longer heavier frame with Leveling post holders, spare tire carrier with rear, 2" receiver hitch built into the rear of the new frame, back up lights, solid Cherry cabinet face fronts , doors etc., New forced air 12 volt furnace, Motorcycle rack etc. If I load the 500 pound + motorcycle on the trailer I am a couple hundred pounds over the axle limit on the trailer wheels. So I am installing a new suspension, axle with 14 inch wheels and brakes. My all up trailer weight with kayaks loaded less the motorcycle is 370 pounds tongue weight with a weight of 2015 pounds on the rear wheels. I expected to gain the weight when I started my modifications and designed the frame to accommodate all the excess weight. The trailer is exactly what I expected to end up with. I took it on a 3700 mile trip less the motorcycle last year but want the bike with me on my next long range adventure to Washington State. So the axle has to go. anyone interested?

Dexter Axle HF=63.00 OB=49.75 SA; 22DT
this is a 2200 pound axle with no brakes bought from SCAMP sometime in early 2015
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