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Old 12 February 2019, 15:47   #11
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
I have 128 of these to do soon. Are we suggesting drilling a hole in every roller simply to insert new pins, or as a way to remove corroded pins, or both? I see the logic - but I'm reluctant to drill rollers to simplify insertion - although with 128 to do I could easily be persuaded!!
If you replace em ( and washers) to Stainless and a little waterproof grease (very first job I do on a new trailer!) any breakages or malfunctions are easy to replace ...don't...and leave them for a few Seasons and they can ALL need drilling/punching out....

Either way You won't put mild steel ones back in

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Old 12 February 2019, 16:29   #12
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I am planning to remove the rollers to clean up and lubricate and then replace the rusted split pins. Might be a stupid question but can't find anything with the search.

What is the best way to put new split pins in given that they are recessed into the roller? Do you just bend the split pin before inserting? Would appreciate any tips as a few seconds saved per pin will add up!

Trailer is an indespension super roller coaster. Pic of area attached.
Bend one of the old legs next to the other one. Turn on the side & pull out.

Bend the new ones in a curve. Once in turn flat & bend one leg away from the other.

If the old ones are rusted in cut the head & legs off, remove the rollers & then deal with the remains.

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Old 17 February 2019, 16:29   #13
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2 ways I have removed well rusted split pins.

1st way use bolt croppers to remove the bow of the pin then push/pull the remaining piece out with pliers or pin punch if there is room.

2 straighten the pin then with decent side cutters grip the bow of the pin and lever it outwards against the roller hub. Each movement will lift the pin a little then move the side cutters lower down the pin and repeat.
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Old 09 March 2019, 08:08   #14
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Anyone happen to know what size split pins and washers to use for an indepension roller trailer? Currently away from the boat so cant measure frustratingly. Thanks!
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Old 09 March 2019, 10:19   #15
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If you buy rollerbunk rollers they clip on with pastic washers onto the ally wing brackets ,which also have an ear on them to stop the rollers laying the wrong way when loading , simple and i have just purchased my third rollerbunk set for the 5.3 extreme trailer ,so swinging cradle should be on ebay soon .

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