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Old 08-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Need help on a trailer conversion problem....

I have a great little trailer that I bought second hand. Its a super light but strong job that is a perfect size for what I need. Currently it has a little "trailer axle and wheels" on it and is rated for about 1800lbs - perfect for what I need. I would really like to put wheels on it that match my van. (resolves the spare issue) The van currently has 8 lug wheels, the trailer has little 5 lug wheels.

Anybody have ideas on the easiest and best way to work this one out? - I have looked for wheel spacers but can find a conversion for the patterns..

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:27 AM   #2
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Re: Need help on a trailer conversion problem....

Something like this?

http://www.airbagit.com/5-Lug-To-8-Lug- ... s/1581.htm
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:22 AM   #3
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Re: Need help on a trailer conversion problem....



I had mine made in CA. $80 ea. Had to drill the rims too



One note: I also have a 5 Lug spare I throw in back when room. Or if someone else is towing (rare). Oops, trailer shot shows old rims I'll revise ASAP
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:23 AM   #4
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Re: Need help on a trailer conversion problem....

I have the same issue with a trailer that has 5 lugs and would like it to match the van. These adapters would work but at $260 a pair not very economical.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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Re: Need help on a trailer conversion problem....

You might try changing the hub. Here is a hub/brake drum with the correct bolt pattern for cheap:

http://www.southwestwheel.com/store/p-2 ... 1e-c9.aspx

You may have to change the stub axle or get some special bearing to adapt to the axle you have.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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Re: Need help on a trailer conversion problem....

Thanks for all the great suggestions and links. I think I am going explore the hub replacement option.. Ill keep you posted!
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