Trucks & Trailers - Which leaf spring should I choose?
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03-07-2011, 10:58 AM
It is time to replace the leaf springs on my Performance trailer. I don't know the weight rating of the springs or axle. The tag on the trailer has deteriorated. The springs that are on it now are 3 leaf and stuck at 26" because of rusted shackles. They probably retract to 25 1/4 or so new.
The boat is a Sea Pro 1900 SV w/ Yamaha 115 2 stroke
trailer axle is 2" square
bearings are 1 1/16 and 1 3/8
tires are D14
Any help on choosing the proper weight rating is appreciated.
03-07-2011, 12:35 PM
How many lugs are on the wheels? That can usually help determine axle weight rating.
Your axle capacity with the info you gave is rated for around 3200-3500 lbs. The springs originally are probably rated for around 1800 lbs. each and should do the job.
03-07-2011, 12:52 PM
I would carry 1 into a trailer shop and say "give me 2 of these". Look confident and pretend you know what you are doing.:thumbsup:
03-07-2011, 01:43 PM
The wheel is 5 lug. I will be going to Boathouse Discount Marine to see if they have the correct ones. Thanks for the information.