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beagle man
03-23-2008, 08:45 AM
Hey ya'll Kit and barn dog came by yesterday caught me sitting in my chair staring at the boat.... and we all decided I have a bent axel on my boat trailer.. Kit says there is a place in Spg. that sell axels. gonna hit them monday. any other suggestion would be appreciated.... I would prefer good quality at a cheep price... no bob I'm not crying just asking ... good time to have trouble cant fish just as well work on the trailer ...

03-23-2008, 09:54 AM
Beagle.....Might check out Red Neck trailor, on 2100 N. by pass 13. Phone# 864-5856. If than can't help, they can steer you the right direction.

Mr Zip
03-23-2008, 10:51 AM
Sorry to hear about your axel. Cant help ya on a place to take it, but I agree if it had to happen now is the time to take care of it. Good luck.

03-23-2008, 10:59 AM
call me if you need some help

03-23-2008, 11:47 AM
Think this over I think you have a square axel if you turn it over 180 dg. check tires with a square. Boat axels are bent up a little, weight of the boat straightnd axel.
Later hard head

beagle man
03-23-2008, 12:46 PM
ok buzzy I am gonna put the boat in the pond and then have a good look at the trailer... Kit put them young eyes on the axel and was concerned It may look different withe the boat off... any way it sure eats up tires fast down to the coard on both tires in 3mo.. not good will call you when and if I decide to do something....... one hard head to another...

03-23-2008, 04:48 PM
I had the exact same problem last year Beagle. I bought a new axle from this company. Great service and fast shipping. They even called me before shipping to make sure they had the right size.http://www.trailerpart.com/?OVRAW=boat%20trailer%20axle&OVKEY=boat%20trailer%20axle&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=6868266021&OVKWID=77177102521
I just had to weld the spring keepers on the new axel. They were included, but loose so you can get them exactly where you need them.

03-23-2008, 04:53 PM
Also, I replaced the 1 ton axel with a 3500 pound one per their suggestion. Not much difference in the cost but as the man explained, it may keep the wheels from bowing out when hauling a heavier load or going over bumps.

03-23-2008, 05:01 PM
Micheal, I have to agree with Frosty. Red Neck on the north side of Springfield is where I have gotten all my farm trailor parts. I know that they do have a shop, but have never used their shop services, just their parts. You might call them and see if they can check your trailor axel for straightness with the boat off. Just a thought. Call me if you need help, I'm free in the afternoon. Later, Ship

03-23-2008, 05:33 PM
Beagle, you and I have to learn not to drag those trailers over those box culverts. It's real hard on 'em. Culvert normally wins. Big time.

Kit Papermouth
03-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Beagle, you and I have to learn not to drag those trailers over those box culverts. It's real hard on 'em. Culvert normally wins. Big time.

Sound like a man that knows from experience.


beagle man
03-24-2008, 08:05 AM
yep! Daddy always said if you gonna be dumb boy, you best be tough I got to be the toughest guy arround... cause I got the dumb part down pat...

03-24-2008, 09:31 AM
Whats the scoop. Almost 10 no word yet. Ready for a road trip, will call you tonight.

beagle man
03-24-2008, 03:31 PM
buzzman got the new axel on order,they are building one for my trailer, seems like the guy that had the trailer befor me did some changing and nothing was right.. now If I was right in the head I would have caught it so long story short,axel on order will call me when it's ready to pick up. might be a week later man

Kit Papermouth
04-08-2008, 11:52 AM
A good time was had by all.

I forgot to thank Ship for the wonderful beverages.

Enjoyed the afternoon with Beagle, Barn, Buzzy and Ship.

Remember to check those bolts after a couple trips. The U Bolts will stretch a little and need a good snuggin.


04-08-2008, 12:53 PM
most boat trailer companies only put axles under them for the boat weight, so if you add a tackle box and life jacket you bend the axle. Would get a 3500# axle for sure. I am going to start pricing them myself.