Harbor Freight axle doesn't fit...help?!

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Postby doug hodder » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:22 am

Gage...it's strictly a shop thing, here at DougKraft we stress working safely...SAFETY FIRST, and make sure you wear eye protection.... :lol: :lol: doug
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Postby Gage » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:56 am

doug hodder wrote:Gage...it's strictly a shop thing, here at DougKraft we stress working safely...SAFETY FIRST, and make sure you wear eye protection.... :lol: :lol: doug

That'll protect the nose? :?
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Postby bledsoe3 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:16 am

I'm just not going to touch this one. :lol:
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Postby bobhenry » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:30 am

I got it ! I got it ! Hot patch ~~ inflatable~~~ broken nose ~~~

His inflatable girlfriend expolded when the patch didn't hold and
Doug mashed his nose in the floor.
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Postby Arne » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:40 am

Just wondering... was the trailer assembled properly?

If 2 axles were received and both did not fit, makes me wonder. I'd take a look and maybe loosen all the bolts and see if I could gain some movement in the right direction.
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Postby BILLYL » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:59 am

I had the same problem - make sure your trailer is square and I used a pipe clamp and drew the thing into alignment - NO PROBLEM.

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Postby Esteban » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:48 pm

I haven't tried loosening the frame bolts, then clamping the frame sides tight with a pipe clamp, and then re-tightening the bolts. That'll be my first step. I'll square the frame up better this time too.

I assembled most of the frame with crescent wrenches and open end wrenches. Took a full day. This time I'll use the new Sears Craftsmen metric socket set $> I bought. It'll be a time and knuckle saver and help me do a better job.

My expectation is it might reduce the frame width an eighth of an inch or so. Won't know till it's done.

Thanks for *most* of the tips guys and gals.
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Postby Steve_Cox » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:10 pm

Any time Steve, just glad we were here to help! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Arne » Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:18 pm

To check square, measure diagonals, opposite corner to corner....
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Postby madjack » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:31 pm

Steve B...we were happy to offer the vast depth of our combined knowledge for you to draw upon...ANY questions about ANY thing you have questions about we will be happy to offer the same service to ya :D ;)
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Re: Harbor Freight axle doesn't fit...help?!

Postby paul hetrick » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:52 pm

Hello if you are still having problems with that axle send me a e-mail at info@redtrailers.com and I will be able to tell you if those axles are right or wrong.[quote][/quote]
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Postby Miriam C. » Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:33 pm

:o Hey Paul, welcome to the playground. Nice to have a newbie with some expertise. 8)

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Re: Harbor Freight axle doesn't fit...help?!

Postby Mary K » Thu Apr 19, 2007 5:21 pm

paul hetrick wrote:Hello if you are still having problems with that axle send me a e-mail at info@redtrailers.com and I will be able to tell you if those axles are right or wrong.



Oooo Somebody from Red Trailers :twisted: :twisted:

Hiya, I have one of your Red Trailers...but its Black... :lol:

Welcome and have fun. :thumbsup: :

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Postby riverfront » Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:25 pm

Would a little blue pill ...

NEVER MIND!!!
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Postby Steve_Cox » Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:10 pm

riverfront wrote:Would a little blue pill ...

NEVER MIND!!!


One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small.....

Riverfront's little blue pill for
When your trailer parts don't fit well at all.....

Go as Alice, when your 10 feet tall

ARGHHHH! a flash back :lol:
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