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Old 08-30-2018, 11:49 AM
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Hi Chris, on my Road King Trailer, 25' Grady White bunk trailer it looks like I will be needing to replace my axles soon.

I am interested in the Vortex Galvanized Hubs and will reuse my existing all SS Kodiak Brakes as they are still in perfect condition after a couple of years so far.

I assume these would be the 6000# axles. Not sure the trailer width yet. How to measure it? Seems on the Road King site, they have 80", 84" wide, etc. Where is this measurement done? Inside or outside beam to beam?
Would like to get a price on these as well.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:43 AM
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Been there....if you are replacing the 6k torsion axles they only come in 80", if the ones you have now are torsion it's a no brainier... T5430035......... if you're replacing non-torsion axles forget what I said.
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Old 09-02-2018, 06:20 AM
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Thanks. Those look to be exactly the same as what I need. The corrosion where they mount is so bad, it is distorting the axle mounting plates now. 14 years on the torsion, even though seems to still have really good flex, the corrosion has taken it's toll so now time to replace.
Will make a 1/4" flat aluminum plate and sandwich it between the I-Beam and new axles so they will have a good mounting surface and help strengthen some the damaged area where the aluminum is eaten away. Also thinking I should sandwich in some neoprene to separate the dissimilar metals for longer life.
This is definitely a winter project for me .
Do you recall what size bolts are used? Guessing they are 1/2" diameter.
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:48 PM
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Yeah, my axles looked bad to me so I replaced them, once I got the old ones off I took an angle grinder to the worst parts...there was still plenty of good metal I probably could have gone a few more years. Regarding the bolts, 1/2" sounds right. I used "3M Scotchwrap corrosion protection tape 50" on all the big areas where dissimilar metals met. Also used regular electrical tape on all bolts and Tef-Gel on washers and nuts....we'll see if that helps...

That seems like a great idea to beef up where there is corosion on the aluminum, mine was pitted but not real bad.

One thing for sure....you're going to need a strong helper, those axles are about all 2 guys can move around.
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