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Old 21 March 2017, 17:20   #1
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Is it a good idea to replace rusty u bolts on my trailer with stainless steel ones? including the ones holding the axle on.
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Is it a good idea to replace rusty u bolts on my trailer with stainless steel ones? including the ones holding the axle on.


No, get hot dipped galvanised, this is assuming that your trailer is galv.
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yes trailer galvanised, any good internet stockist for these u bolts?
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yes trailer galvanised, any good internet stockist for these u bolts?


All depends on size, you might find them off the shelf or your trailer might be a bespoke size. You'd need to be a tad more forthcoming with the info. Doris Stokes has left the forum
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Mersa trailer, Alko axle 1500kg five years old, standard issue from Ribcraft not modified
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They're BZP, won't last 2 minutes before the OP is back at square 1.
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Yes there seems to be plenty of zinc plated ones but galvanised seem harder to find
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They are out there. I'd try the trailer manufacturers first, then a specialist fixings supplier such as
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