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08-15-2013, 10:39 PM #1
Single Axle to Tandem Axle Trailer Conversion
I want to get your guys opinions on this idea. I have been trying for awhile to find a tandem axle trailer to switch for my single axle but didn't come up with any luck on that. So the other day I ran across what I thought was a good deal on Craigslist. So I found a tandem axle trailer for a 2008 Ranger boat trailer. The guy was parting it out. The frame forward of the axles was all bent due to a wreck. The axles were torsion flex axles, one with hydraulic disc brakes, and they also have oil bath bearings. Well I was able to pick up both axles with 5 tires and rims and the spare tire mount for $500. So I'm going to be trying to convert my trailer from single axle to tandem. Can anyone give any ideas of things that I should make sure of before I attack this project?2006 Mobius LSV
08-16-2013, 10:05 AM #2
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08-16-2013, 11:56 AM #3Senior Member
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my axles are bent down in the middle to allow the boat to clear. I'd make sure the new axles will do the same and are the proper width.
08-16-2013, 12:40 PM #4
I'd be interested in the left over single axle and wheels. Spring or torsion? What wheels did you have?2008 OBV
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08-19-2013, 11:34 PM #5
08-22-2013, 11:10 PM #6
Nobody is able to take some measurements for me? I would really appreciate it.2006 Mobius LSV
08-17-2013, 09:46 PM #7Senior Member
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08-19-2013, 02:49 PM #8
If it were me doing the conversion. I'd find a spot to drop the boat in the water for the weekend and make sure you have everything you need to get it done in a weekend. I'm interested to see your finished product. What are you going to do for fenders?2002 moomba möbius lsv
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08-19-2013, 11:14 PM #9
I'm trying to find a place to be able to keep it for the weekend and have everything ready to rock and roll. Is there anybody on here that has a 2006 Moomba Mobius LSV with a tandem axle boat mate trailer that would be willing to take some measurements and pictures for me? i would really appreciate it. I would like to get measurements on axle location as well as the bunk mount locations so I know how everythin should go. Also would like measurements for the fenders as well.
On fenders. I tried contacting Boatmate to get fenders from them but the lady I talked to did me no good at all. I told her I wanted tandem axle fenders for a project where I was converting my single axle trailer to tandem axle. She wanted to know my Trailer Vin number so that she could order the correct fenders. I tried to explain to her that i didn't want the same fenders. She finally told me that she would have to get me to someone that had more knowledge. I have yet to hear back from her.2006 Mobius LSV