Bearings for 5.2, 6 & 7k Axles

Having to replace trailer bearings is a confusing task, however, some bearings are much more confusing than others. The 5.2k, 6k & 7K bearings are a prime example of this. The key reason for this confusion is that while all three are rated for different weight capacities, the Inside Diameters of each set is identical. […]

Trailers With Mobile Home Wheels

Often times, trailers (particularly home builds) are pieced together using a variety of parts. Some of these parts are used because they are readily available at the time and can be had for a good a price. Unfortunately, these parts can subsequently become a source of difficulty and confusion. Mobile Home axles and brakes are […]

Flexiride Torsion Axles

  Our new Flexiride axles from the Universal Group provide one of the smoothest rides available for your trailer. Traditionally, trailer axles relied on the compression of leaf springs to allocate suspension support. Flexiride Torsion axles provide this needed support in a different way.  Using a hydraulic press, hardened steel shafts are pressed into into […]

Livestock & Ag Trailer Parts

The New Year is upon us and with a few nice days in the forecast, it’s a great time to work on those trailer problems we’ve all been putting off. With this in mind, I would like to highlight some parts for the guys out there towing livestock trailers. If you’re looking for brakes, axles, […]

UFP DB-35 vs. DB-42

Unique Functional Products, UFP as they are commonly known, offers two different series of disc brakes. They offer a DB-35 and a DB-42 and since the parts are not interchangeable it is essential to be able to identify what you have. DB-35 The DB-35 visually appears more similar to an automotive caliper.  It will have […]

Self-Adjusting vs Manual Adjusting Electric Brakes

The two main types of ELECTRIC BRAKE ASSEMBLIES for axles 7K and below are Forward Self Adjusting (FSA) and Manual adjusting. The difference between the two is that the forward self-adjusting brakes will adjust themselves as needed so that they are always at the optimum position. Manual brakes must be adjusted manually via the star […]

Boat Trailer Disc Brakes, What you need to know.

Disc brakes are not all created equally.  Where and how you use them should help you decide on what to buy. Today’s disc brakes typically come in three types: painted or E-coat/ Dacromet coating, or stainless steel. The calipers are made the same, with some manufacturers offering them in aluminum also. If you plan to […]

Drum to Disc Brake Conversion

Converting old drum brake systems to updated disc brake systems is becoming more and more popular.  There are several reasons for these conversions but the most prominent being that a disc brake system is just more efficient.  Other reasons include ease of maintenance and the longevity of the system.  There are three main components of […]

Summer Brake Check

Summertime has come at last, a glorious time of cookouts and lounging by the pool in the blistering heat sipping on cool drinks. Some of us even weather the trip down to the beach on the packed highways and byways full of cars racing to get to the sand and the smell of salt water […]

Pre-Season Check List.

Its that time of the year again to go through your pre-season trailer check list.  There are several things to check or maintain on your trailer on an annual basis before the heavy usage begins.  These things help to ensure the trailer is in tip top shape and most importantly safe.  Most of the things […]