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BrockGrimes

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Anyone use an axle other than a stock trailer one?

I know some FWD suv's, cars, etc. have a solid beam rear axle.
The reason I ask is these auto axles might have pretty high weight carrying ability.
Not sure on the rating on these without digging further into specific vehicles.
Side note some front axles are also solid, like a 2wd cherokee front axle for example but you'd have to lock the steering knuckle in some fashion.

Figuring on doing a little junk yard scrounge and i'm mulling over an explorer box type trailer.

I've been reading over grogie's post on his off-road trailer:
https://tventuring.com/trailerforum/thread-163.html

I'm really digging this style.
I'm considering a Cheap Jeep Trailer build, beg borrow, scrounge cheap.

If you know of alternative axles please post them.

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(03-31-2019, 02:27 PM) BrockGrimes Wrote: Anyone use an axle other than a stock trailer one?"
I have an old  decoy trailer that uses a regular car/truck axle of some kind.  They removed the pumpkin and welded in a heavy tube with the same inside diameter as the outside diameter of the axle tube.  No idea how or why, it just works.  It's 150 miles away at the moment or I'd go snap a pic.

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Sounds like time to go wandering the junk yard with a tape measure.
Scott Chaney - Owner of Compact Camping Concepts
Home of the DIY Explorer Box and Dinoot trailers, also Tent Topped camping

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8000lbs

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