Originally Posted by Joe Bob
It's a torsion tube, no brakes. The spacer idea is one I am contemplating. I am getting a quote from a noted adapter maker for a 4 lug 4 inch on center to a 5x130mm wheel. I'd RATHER find a larger diameter hub and then drill and press in studs...... Just for giggles, what does a new torsion tube run?
The cost of a new Torsion axle is regional specific (and size specific). If buying a new torsion axle and your current torsion axle is 30 degree, do investigate a 45 degree replacement. Thus, a steel spacer (to add more clearance) might not be needed.
To estimate Torsion axle replacement for your region, simply call a few local welding shops in your area. And, your local Camping World store (as special order item) as well. http://www.campingworld.com/
Each will provide an estimate.
Perhaps one can replace the existing Torsion "hubs" with different bolt pattern hubs as well? Your local RV Centers or most Trailer Supply stores could measure your current axle / hubs, and provide their recommended replacement costs as well. re: Only replace the hubs - if Torsion axle is under 20 years old.
If you want brakes on your trailer (IMO, all trailers over 1,500 lbs need their own brakes), replacing with new Torsion axle "with brakes" is your best solution. re: All parts from same company (like Dexter) and being a bundled product, it should have the best pricing as well....
Hope this helps as well....