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Unread 02-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #1
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Car hauler axle camber ?

Looking at a used trailer to tow the TJ on. Trailer was built in 1996 but is in great shape.

When I was crawling around under it the axles didn't appear to have any camber built in. They just looked straight all the way across.

Is that something I should be concerned about? It's a 7k trailer.



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Unread 02-02-2014, 11:53 PM   #2
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All car trailers have solid axles.
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Unread 02-05-2014, 10:07 AM   #3
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I have built a few trailers over the years and as I recall the axle were bent up in the middle. Suppose it is for when it is loaded down the axle will want to bend down in the middle from the weight. I haven't looked at my car hauler lately but it would not surprise me if it was not bent up anymore (mini excavators are heavy). I doubt it would hurt it if they were straight. I wouldn't sweat it if I were you. Dave
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Unread 01-27-2015, 02:20 PM   #4
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Some are bent, some are straight. You can actually order axles from the same company and the idlers will be bent and the ones with brakes will be straight. I've never met anybody who preferred the bent ones. I have had to argue with a ton of people though and explain that we didn't run over a concrete block and bend their axles up though. Theoretically the cambered ones are better but I'll never order one if given a choice, too big of a headache.
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