Notices

Distance from Tire to Fender

Old 02-19-2007, 09:05 AM
  #1  
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
Posts: 18,422
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Default Distance from Tire to Fender

I have just done a total over haul on my trailer. I need to know the distance that I should have from the top of my tire to the bottom of the fender. If anyone can get this for me it would be a HUGE help. Please let me know if you have a single, dual, or tripple axle trailer.

Jon
__________________
Put your best foot forward!
Audiofn is offline  
Old 02-19-2007, 11:22 AM
  #2  
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Eastern Lake Ontario
Posts: 2,896
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

It would seem to me that distance would be determined by the amount of spring travel there is. If the fender is two inches above the tire, but the suspension can travel three inches, it's going to cause obvious problems. You should be able to measure the remaining spring travel with the trailer loaded and mount the fenders just above that.
ThirdBird is offline  
Old 02-19-2007, 07:26 PM
  #3  
Charter Member #232
Charter Member
Thread Starter
 
Audiofn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Carlisle, MA USA
Posts: 18,422
Received 6 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Ah good idea.... Some times the obvious solution is the one we miss

Jon
__________________
Put your best foot forward!
Audiofn is offline  
Old 02-19-2007, 08:09 PM
  #4  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Saint Petersburg Fl
Posts: 1,571
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I have a tandem with torsions and I had place that built trailer move the fenders up to clear larger diameter tires. (it came with some goofy low profile tires OEM). I checked it by loading one axle totally and checking torsion axle compression. I can measure tomorrow in the daylight. A tandem leaf will allow much larger travel because of the linkage between the forward and rear.
happy hours is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Aqua Banshee
Classic Offshore
72
07-17-2015 04:45 AM
Velocity Vector
Velocity
2
07-11-2008 08:57 PM
Audiofn
Trucks, Trailers and Transportation
2
03-18-2005 09:26 AM
tomas_wallin
General Q & A
16
11-02-2004 07:08 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Quick Reply: Distance from Tire to Fender


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.