Join Date: May 2010
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Jcsherb, thanks for your guidance.
I went ahead and got the trailer and have it built up. I ended up extending the axle (cut it in the center, sleeved and welded it all up) plus used some 1.5" spacers so I could go to 1/2 20 lugs and not have problems with the wheel center. I'm using Grizzly wheels so to deal with the offset I would have needed nearly 3" spacers if I went with that alone (thus the axle extension). I looked into buying a new axle, but with the cost and shipping it was easier just to do it myself, plus I scored the spacers off ebay for less than $50.
One question, looks like you have rigged some sort of extension to the tongue to get a longer trailer(I'd assume the length will make it back easier). What did you use?? In the picture it looks like you have a receiver tube then the ball attachment forward of that. Did you consider a rock n roll type hitch or anything similar? Thanks