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Elete Axle Replacement

96 sunsetter LX

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I bought a '96 sunsetter last year and thought I would have the trialer seals looked at and likely replaced because grease was leaking out of one of them. turns out the bearings are no longer round and the Axles has been warn down so far that the mechanic who looked at it tells me the axle needs to be replaced. he also informed me that Elete and the Axle manufacturer are both out of business. so I am trying to figure out any other options for an axle to avoid buying a new trailer. Any thoughts?

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You should be able to replace the axles with another manufacturer. Just get the measurements and get him to order them. Replacing the axles is not difficult for an experienced welder.

Two axles, plus his labor should easily be less than a grand.

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I have the same trailer, and I had a bearing failure which caused damage to the spindle and hub. I was able to figure out that the axle was made by reliable tool. I was able to purchase a spindle and have it welded on in place of the old spindle.

Here is where I got the spindle. You can probably get a new axle from them, but it was going to take a little while.


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The problem is that the axle isn't standard. It has a slight bend in the middle so the boat wouldn't hit which I wasn't able to find. It was going to take about a month for them to make and ship a new axle. I thought about getting a drop axle, but couldn't find one with the spring seats that were on the top part next to the spindle. All of the drop axles had the spring seat on the drop part of the axle.

The spindle only costs $25 and with weld was less than $100.

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Thank you both very much for the quick response. I will look into these options.

I feel your pain, had the same trailer. You can have the spindles replaced.

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