Jump to content


Sign in to follow this  
musky66

Trailer repair?

Recommended Posts

Coming back from Balsam the other night and I finally get to experience the joys of an overheated and disintegrating trailer bearing! Not to mention the joys of getting it home. Now I have replaced and rebuilt the hub only to find that the threads on the spindle are messed up and I can't get the nut to thread on. It doesn't appear that the stub axle can be removed from the drop tube. I am going to remove the entire axle and try to find a place to repair the threads(I hope) or I may need to replace entire axle. Anyone recommend a place in York Region (Georgina) for repair?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just threw a bearing the other day myself. Took me 4 hours to get the the old inner bearing off that for all intesive purposes welded itself ont he axle. :)

 

I feel your pain.

Edited by jedimaster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I sure don't want any more experiences like this- I think it stems from my inexperience in re-greasing the bearings- they will be done properly from now on! Removed the complete axle and sure enough the threads and bearing surfaces were scored beyond repair on the underside- where the rim was supporting the weight after I lost the nut and outside bearing! Took the axle to a local trailer shop and had them make me a new one this afternoon- luckily my son was friends with one of the employees and I got a super cash deal. Just need to paint her up and bolt her in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...