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Old 09-29-2017, 12:44 PM
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Default Tandem trailer middle pivot which way?

Well.. i decided to replace the bushings in the springs for the trailer.. Upon looking at it I can see now that the rear spring was actually hitting the pivot about 2" higher up than supposed to..

I have no idea which way it's supposed to go.. Shackles up, shackles down, One, up, one side down..

The trailer came with front down and back up..

First pic is of no pivot,

2nd is of the wear to the rear of the pivot (this is the left side of the trailer).

3rd is of the right side of the trailer with everything as it came.. The right side as the same wear in the pivot from the spring hitting it as the left..
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Old 09-29-2017, 01:56 PM
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My links are all down like the left side in the third pic.
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:17 PM
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My links are all down like the left side in the third pic.
Thanks..

Just to verify it's the same type of pivot? On my larger trailer it's a different configuration with the springs being captured at the leading edge of the spring both front and rear springs..

In this example shown the front spring is attached to the trailer via the front or forwards spring eye, but on the rear spring it's actually the rear eye that is fixed to the trailer..
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:45 PM
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Easy peasy...
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:01 PM
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Thanks..

Just to verify it's the same type of pivot? On my larger trailer it's a different configuration with the springs being captured at the leading edge of the spring both front and rear springs..

In this example shown the front spring is attached to the trailer via the front or forwards spring eye, but on the rear spring it's actually the rear eye that is fixed to the trailer..
Same type pivot. Not sure there is a standard though.
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:00 PM
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Looks like the front eye on your rear spring (pic 3) has been flipped - other than installed wrong, if your trailer has rear axle brakes and has stopped hard with a load, it might have caused enough spring wrap to flip that hanger over??!? dunno, but Arizonian's pic is how they SHOULD be... Steve
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:46 PM
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It might be like that from the factory. Looks like there is an extra steel plate welded above the one on the left(last pic). Wear protection maybe?

I believe most of the trailers I've seen like that have the shackle above the swing arm though.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:48 PM
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Had a trailer( empty) once, that got bouncing so bad once on a washboard road that one side of the shackle flipped over. Weird part was that it was a major pain in the rear to get back into position.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:16 PM
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Thanks guys. It allk worked out..

I ended up going with t he middle link in the middle or even vs one side up Nd one side down.

Reason is it seemed to lock the axle and spring the other way..
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https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Tra...qualizers.aspx

Now you went and done it....got me to looking around.
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