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    Trailer axle ?

    I have a small single axle trailer and am thinking of doing an axle flip on it . I'll post a pic in a min .
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    will i be able to just undo the u bolts and flip the axle and the u bolts and leafs and get a taller trailer ? i've never dealt much with trailers like this .. any input or insight is welcome and appreciated . thanks all
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    Many (most?) trailer axles are bent slightly from the factory, so they make a frowny face. If you just flip it, it'll be smiling--which is the shape they take when they get bent from overloading.

    The "right" way to do it is to buy new spring perches, weld them on top of the axle, then reassemble. The axle itself stays the same orientation it is now, just with the springs on top now.
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    my axle it most likley gheto fab its straight 3" pipe and the trailer will be hauling yard waste and a fourwheeler from tie to time and i dont have access to a welder at the moment . any sugestions ? thanks carl
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    If it really is straight, and there's no brakes (to worry about the wiring), then there shouldn't be any reason flipping it over wouldn't be just fine.
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    yeah no brakes just wires for lights . it was home built im sure but for 50 bucks i cant complain . and it tilts to . thanks carl !
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    I agree.. just flip the sucker. Make sure the spring center bolts hit the hole in the perch and you are good to go
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