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I am trying to build my own trailer, and I want to use mobile home axles on it. Before everyone jumps in with DOT regulations, let me just say that it is legal where I live. So I don`t have to worry about that. But I need to find some axles locally. Where should I be looking? I want used ones, not new. I thought I might start by talking to some installers, but I just wondered if anyone else here has ever tried to find any.
 
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Well, I know that on our 89 34' Holiday rambler, it has standard 5500 axles on it.
 
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my first guess would be under mobile homes.
 
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Try giving your local scrap yard a call, the ones by me every once in a while take in a totally trashed construction site office trailer, or you could even try a local mobile home dealer, some people have them put on top of foundations and I would imagine that would mean removal of the axles.
 
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Originally Posted by BadStratRT View Post
my first guess would be under mobile homes.

THIS.




I would go out to a trailer park on a weekend with acouple cases of beer and I bet some one would trade ya for an axle outta their house. lol
 
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THIS.




I would go out to a trailer park on a weekend with a couple cases of beer and I bet some one would trade ya for an axle outta their house. lol
Sadly, when I read that, I heard dueling banjos in my head.... And the bad part is I think he lives pretty close to where I am, and there are quite a few rednecks out there that would do anything for a beer..
 
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I am trying to build my own trailer, and I want to use mobile home axles on it.

This may be the most White Trash thing ever posted on DF, congrats man!






I just yanking your cord, sounds like an interesting project. I don't know if they have a mobile home bone yard. I think you'd have to talk to a trailer park manager and see where they haul off derelict trailers to. There might already be a steady market for them as the axles themselves see so little road use.
 
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If the price was right I have thought of that. The problem is that it`s so wet down here that if the axles have been under the trailer for a few years, they have been sank down in mud and the bearings will be shot. I was going to pull some out from under a guys house, but a guy told me that sometimes when you pull the axles it will crack the house. I don`t want to break an occupied home.


And it is pretty white trash sounding. But the great thing is that mobile home axles are rated for between 6K and 10K lbs per axle, they are easy to shorten, and the tires are load range F. The only problem is that the tires are 14.5", but who cares.

You might be a redneck if you spend your weekend looking for trailer house axles.
 
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maybe find some off of a big gooseneck trailer or something...
 
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have you tried a junkyard? wrecked cars go to junkyards...trailers get wrecked too...imagine if you found a badly wrecked featherlite or something with brakes and such.
 

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