Parts of a Boat Trailer

by | Apr 12, 2016 | Automotive

This post is for all those boat enthusiasts. If you have boat transport trailerswhich unfortunately become broken and in need of some parts, with the assistance of this post, you’ll have the ability to know about the maintenance fundamentals of brakes and axles.


When replacing an axle on the Boat Transport Trailers, it’s important to keep in mind the following:

When measuring the axle’s length to support the boat, you must consider the distance from the center of one tire over to the center of the additional tire, the distance between a hub face to another.
When measuring the spring centers, you should measure the distance between the center of one spring to the center of the other.
The axle’s load capacity should be such that it’ll support the maximum gross car weight rating.
The axle’s overall length is measured as the distance from an extreme end of an axle’s spindle to the additional extreme end of a spindle.
Axles come in several styles, and it’s vital that you select the compatible one for the trailer, that offers enough tire clearance and properly supports the boat. The different axle styles available include torsion axles, drop axles, and straight axles.


The brake system in Boat Transport Trailers may either be electric or hydraulic. Here, we’ll take a look at the systems in-depth:

Hydraulic Braking System: Within this system, as the brakes of the towing vehicle are applied, inertial differential pressure developed between the towing vehicle and trailer is utilized to develop a mechanical pressure that’s applied to the push rod of a master cylinder inside a hydraulic surge brake coupler. When the mechanical pressure produced is proportional to the difference within pressure between the vehicles, the whole braking system automatically is regulated.

Electric Braking System: As the brakes of the towing vehicle are applied, the controller placed inside the tow vehicle produces an electronic signal which is proportional to the rate at which the towing vehicle is slowing down. An electric power unit inside the trailer will receive the signal and produce a hydraulic pressure which is again proportional to the signal’s strength. The pressure finally is distributed all throughout the trailer braking system that stops or slows the trailer. The electric brake system is adaptable and will supply robust braking for a broad array of trailers. A 12v power supply will be all that’s necessary to send an electronic signal from the towing vehicle over to the trailer.

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