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WI Dan
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:10 am    Post subject: Suggestions for toolkit / roadside repair (enclosed tand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
I recently purchased a used tandem axle enclosed cargo trailer from my company. It's a bumper pull, ramp door rear, overheight 13' (was custom built as mobile showroom).
I want to put together a kit of parts/items for roadside emergencies or repairs. I already bought two spare wheels/tires and will keep these aired-up and ready.

What else should I have?
Maybe some lights, lenses. Anything for the electric brakes?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for toolkit / roadside repair (enclosed tand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A jack and some duct tape a lug wrench that fits. If it'll roll I can buy whatever I need in the next town.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for toolkit / roadside repair (enclosed tand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Set of wheel bearings, a leaf spring and new u bolts, extra set of brakes, a cordless grinder, a good cordless drill, socket sets and wrench sets. A good jack that will fit under the axle
if the tire is flat or missing. Depends on how far you are going with it and the load but we have had to replace all of these on the side of the road already.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for toolkit / roadside repair (enclosed tand Reply to specific post Reply with quote



In 50 years of trailering I have never needed anymore than a spare tire wrench and jack. The rest of it is done during PMs.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for toolkit / roadside repair (enclosed tand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check and pack the wheel bearings,make sure the tires are less than 5 years old(no matter how much tread). Pull
it,I have never had trailer trouble that had to be fixed on the road.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for toolkit / roadside repair (enclosed tand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A wheel bearing is cheap enough to have on hand and doesn't take up much space. Make sure you have a can of wheel bearing grease, some gloves, and rags too. I don't think you really need to keep a leaf spring on hand, though.

I normally keep all the basic mechanic's tools in my trucks to begin with, so I can pretty much fix anything on the road regardless of which trailer I have.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:09 am    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for toolkit / roadside repair (enclosed tand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

-MSD
Good ideas. I like the cordless grinder.
And, a jack that fits under the axle when tire is flat. They're torsion beam axles, so I've got a little more room than usual.
Thank you
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for toolkit / roadside repair (enclosed tand Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you everyone for the answers. Given me things to think about.
I've never replaced a wheel bearing...I'll have to check that out on youtube.
The axles are torsion-style. No springs, shackles to worry about.

One tire is cracking, looks like tread separation. I'm going to run it for now, just around town. But when I take a big trip (3+ hours away) I think I'll swap it out before.
 
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