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Old 13 July 2009, 13:41   #1
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Box trailer suspension

I have a nice old trailer that gets loads of use but the suspension units have never worked - always on their stops. It means the trailer is very low and I am always worried in case it breaks altogether.

I want to fit new units but seeing the prices they charge it woul;d be cheaper to get a new trailer.

They need to be heavy duty - say 1500kgs the pair.

Any ideas? Something out of a scrappy for example. A landrover axle would be a bit OTT I think!!!
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Old 13 July 2009, 15:05   #2
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have you had a look at an Esgrot van rear axle and leaf springs?
i am sure i looked at one and thought "thats crying out to be used for a trailer" should be plenty in scrappys. probably a bit less then 1500kgs, but the FWD talbot vans are a good axle for a trailer too.......
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You won't have auto-reverse brakes with an axle off a van.
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Don't want brakes at all - I will only tow 750kgs on road of course..........
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Don't want brakes at all - I will only tow 750kgs on road of course..........
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Ahh but I also use the trailer on a private industrial estate and carry a lot more!!!
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You won't have auto-reverse brakes with an axle off a van.
just need a manual hitch lock then.?
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just need a manual hitch lock then.?
Yes - from some 1960s caravan
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Ahh but I also use the trailer on a private industrial estate and carry a lot more!!!
Here you go £270.00 made to measure, just don't rig the brakes far cheaper than sodding about with a pile of crap from the scrapy

http://www.trailertek.com/acatalog/b...ion_axles.html

And plate it up with this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TRAILER-CHASSI...3A1%7C294%3A50

Is it a home made trailer?
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And you will need a pair of wheels and tyres that can carry 1500kg
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