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    Been giving this a lot of though and I think I have the answer.

    I have not been happy with the size of the bearings. Especially when I start loading heavy weights.

    But upgrading to heavier axles is just an extremely expensive exercise. Axles, tyres, blades, the works.

    So I was standing looking at the trailer and I think I have the answer. Just add a 3rd axle. Same size axle. Same size bearings. Same size tyres. Just 50% better carrying capacity.

    Move the axles a tad forward and add the third axle behind them.

    Braked axle R5,000
    Rims R600
    Tyres R1,000
    Blades R600
    Tow hitch R3,000

    All in for R10,000

    I like.

    PS. At some later stage I will go with air springs. Then I can drop the trailer using the air springs as well.
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    I have no clue from a technical perspective , but the trailers that they use in the U.K. Seem to be based on three very small axles. Think ifor is the most popular brand. Used for towing landys all over the place, so perhaps not a bad solution.
    Those of a more mechanical inclination may have a different view.
    I guess as long as you dr be according to conditions you should be fine.

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    This is what I was thinking of.
    http://www.iwt.co.uk/products/car-transporter/
    Have a look at the tri axial jobbie.

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    Axle will be ordered tomorrow.

    Then I need to flip this trailer and start cutting thing loose.

    Maybe at some later stage, I can chuck all the blades, but 1 and fit some air springs.

    I love doing this kind of stuff.


    Costing from here (Latest I could find)

    PS. I made a mistake on the length of the axle. So how do I delete the one file? Length must be 2200 not 2225. (In the part no)
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    Waiting with baited breath. Hope to get my axle any day now.
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    Hopefully this week. Then I can hit the road to fetch all you stranded guys.
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    Great!
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    Have cut the a-frame loose.
    Have cut all the brackets for attaching the blade springs loose.
    Collected all my bits and bobs.
    Hopefully reassemble the trailer tomorrow, with 3 axles.
    Then redo all the wiring.
    Connect up the brakes.
    Fresh coat of paint.
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    No pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by johannes14 View Post
    No pictures
    Will post tonight. Didn't have my camera with me yesterday. And the camera on the phone is just plain pathetic.

    Today the measuring starts. Measure 3 times, cut once...

    Keep that golden triangle golden.
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    Did all the measurements and a centre line.
    Today I need to be in Pta. So tomorrow clean for welding.
    Then weld it all back together.
    Actually working out nicely.

    Sorry, no pics yet. Can't touch anything while my hands are so dirty.
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    The keyboard?
    If you make a noise or need music in the bush or on the beach, you’re missing the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRA View Post
    The keyboard?
    Luckily no welding needed on the keyboard.
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    Tacked together.

    Busy welding now.
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    Looking great Henris
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    Looks good. Only one axle that has brakes

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    Ek hou van wat ek sien!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Looks good. Only one axle that has brakes
    Yes, for now. If I need more brakes, juat switch out another for a braked axle.
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    Lyk goed Henris , wil net weet hoekom sit jy die rem as in die middel , sal die rem as nie meer effektief wees waneer dit heel voor is ? Ek kan verkeerd wees, maar logika kan die rem as heel voor meer traksie kry waneer die vrag vorentoe le tydens n rem aksie, ek self het n 3,5 Ton dubbel as sleepwa gebou 5,5 meter lank en het 4 x bladvere op elke as geinstaleer dit maak die wa baie sterker en het op myne n free axell agter en die rem as voor. Ek sal n foto van myne op laai

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