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Old 04-02-2017, 10:16 AM
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Well I got lucky, and had the hub seperate on me just before getting on the highway yesterday. Once home and apart I can't quite figure it out, or it at least not like the last trailer and axles,.
It appears the torsion bar, is not removable like the others I have had and seen. This has large welds on both ends, and I can't see how it comes apart to change the spindle?
Please help- I fear this means a new axle?

See pics, the 3rd pic is the spare set up on the trailer, and what I was expecting, but there is no nut on the current back of the spindle that is damaged.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:19 AM
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Then the spare spindle set up on the trailer, that I figured was the same.. Appears I'm wrong? How to replace spindles on this application?
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:26 AM
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The replacement spindle is a Tie Down, but from the looks ok the axle they are not. I can't see how there could be a castle nut on the back with the way the bracket is configured. Unfortunately if the spindle isn't removable the axle typically needs to be replaced. Who is the manufacturer of the trailer?




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That's what I have come to the conclusion of myself... What a HORRIBLE design...

I have been told it is a Rockwell-5200lb axle. The trailer is a Real Extreme 26' 10k
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:58 AM
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Axle replacement is required
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:38 AM
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Are there any part or serial numbers stamped on the axle from Rockwell?
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:02 AM
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No- I had to get another axle... Still working on it
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:42 AM
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The spindle for the spare hub is exactly that - a place to mount/store a spare hub. Not intended as a replacement for the one on the axle.
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