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Old 30 April 2014, 03:13   #1
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Stub Axle?

Wondered if anyone has fitted a stub axle to the front of their trailer to aid in beach launching and if so which one they recommend?

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Wondered if anyone has fitted a stub axle to the front of their trailer to aid in beach launching and if so which one they recommend?

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Will the trailer be attached to the car or being pushed by hand ?
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I have seen them fitted to trailers.

The stub shaft from a transverse leaf spring set up is ideal as it already has bolt holes & you don't need suspension

the ones ive seen were fixed so they were clear of the ground when the trailer was on the tow bar

they seem to work well over sand etc but are a bit harder to steer as they are fixed straight ahead

its also a handy way to carry a spare hub & spare wheel
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Wondered if anyone has fitted a stub axle to the front of their trailer to aid in beach launching and if so which one they recommend?
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Sorry its probably too early in the morning but this is what I understand a stub axle to be - so I don't quite understand the question
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I have used weld on stub axles and fabricated brackets to do this on a couple of rib trailers in the past. They were popular when I was a member of a diving club so got asked to make them a few times. Towsure used to sell the 1" weld on stub axles, not looked for them in years though.

They work well and are a good way of carrying a spare wheel and hub assembly but can be a pain to manouver if you don't have a normal jockey assembly as well.
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We used to make up what looked like bike forks with a big launching trolley wheel which located in a tube on the front of the trailer with a long handle so you could steer it for big dinghies worked a treat
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You want a stub axle from an old snipe trailer t700 or t900. It will come pre drilled and the standard 1inch unbraked hub will fit straight on.
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All you require is on this page (weld on stub axle and hub)

Guessing you have unbraked hubs with a 4" PCD?:

Trailer Stub Axle: 1" dia.
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Cheers guys, so a weld on it is.

Does not matter too much about direction as I launch from a shallow water beach and I think it would be easier to have one of them because you have to push it in quite a way, doesn't help having the jockey dragging and slowing you down.

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ATV TRAILER STUB 200 X 35mm X 1" BEARING SIZE AXLE STUB FITS 4" & 100mm PCD HUBS | eBay

this looks like it would do the job
13.32+7 postage drill & u bolt it then you don't need to weld onto the galvanised trailer drawbar


edit:sorry I hadn't seen the link above for the same thing
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