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Old     (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       07-12-2010, 11:16 AM Reply   
One side of one of the axles had the torsion go out. This caused the tire to rub the fender. I have a new axle and fender on the way. Took the fender off to take the boat to the lake (boat ramp is two miles away) but the tire went up further and now rubs the welded triangle step in front of the tire. We've moved the wheel on the spline but that didn't help. My problem is this, I have family coming this weekend that I haven't seen in years. My axle is not supposed to be in until they leave. Would you consider removing the tire that is rubbing and tow it 2 miles?
Old     (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-12-2010, 12:00 PM Reply   
I'd do it. It's only 2 miles, and unless your boat's loaded with lead, the trailer can handle it. Besides, that wheel hasn't been doing anything for you since it broke anyway.
Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-12-2010, 12:47 PM Reply   
When I lost a wheel on my tandem (snapped lug nuts) I drove for 15 miles without an issue. Kept it nice and slow.
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-12-2010, 1:08 PM Reply   
How about you take that wheel/tire off....
Old    SamIngram            07-12-2010, 1:17 PM Reply   
Be careful not to overload the torsion system on the other axle by putting the entire weight of the boat on the remaining axle. I would try put the "bad axle" in a static position with at least some of the weight on it.... Just my two cents.
Old     (you_da_man)      Join Date: Sep 2009       07-12-2010, 1:17 PM Reply   
That's what I mean, tow with only one wheel on that side
Old     (greg2)      Join Date: May 2002       07-12-2010, 8:14 PM Reply   
You could always put a block of wood in there between the swing arm(??) and trailer frame for a temp fix. No suspension travel like this, but it will support some of the weight.


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