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Old 10-28-2020, 04:51 PM
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About to replace both axles on a tandem Coastline trailer for a 22' Majek Xtreme. They are torsion arm axles.

Never really done this before, it looks simple but what is the best way to make sure the axles are perfectly lined up? Plan on tackling it this weekend.

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Old 10-28-2020, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Manoverboard123 View Post
About to replace both axles on a tandem Coastline trailer for a 22' Majek Xtreme. They are torsion arm axles.

Never really done this before, it looks simple but what is the best way to make sure the axles are perfectly lined up? Plan on tackling it this weekend.

Thanks

From the center point on the tongue, measure to a fixed point on either side and make sure you have the same distance.. in effect measuring 2 sides of a triangle from the ball mount.

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Just put the bolts back in where they came out. Not likely there is much adjustment built into the frame.
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Originally Posted by hotwire_marine View Post
Just put the bolts back in where they came out. Not likely there is much adjustment built into the frame.
That's my thought process too! Just run the bolts back through and call it good... I don't see how they'd misaligned. But everyone has told me I gotta make sure they're straight. Maybe for a traditonal axle with leaf springs...?
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Originally Posted by Codycat View Post
From the center point on the tongue, measure to a fixed point on either side and make sure you have the same distance.. in effect measuring 2 sides of a triangle from the ball mount.
Thanks for the info Cody

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