Get Your Trailer Rolling with Single Axles, Wheels, Kits & Accessories

Get Your Trailer Rolling with Single Axles, Wheels, Kits & Accessories

Whether you need a trailer for hauling equipment, transporting your toys or extra cargo space, single axles, wheels and trailer accessories are necessary repairs to just get your truck running. This guide discusses the main factors to consider when choosing the proper single axle and wheels for your customization needs.


Choosing the Right Single Axle
The single axle is one of the most important parts of any trailer as it directly affects the weight capacity and towing capabilities. When choosing a trailer single axle, consider factors like the trailer's intended use, load rating, and size.

  • Load Rating: Trailer axles have weight ratings ranging from 2,000 to over 10,000 pounds. Heavier duty axles are needed for heavier loads. Know your trailer's empty and maximum loaded weights to select the right axle.
  • Size: Most common sizes are 5000, 6000, 7000 and 8,000 axle sizes. Larger sizes offer higher weight capabilities but may not fit smaller trailers. Measure your trailer for proper fit.
  • Material: Steel is most common but aluminum single axles offer weight savings. Check construction materials and coatings for durability.
  • Brakes: Consider electric/hydraulic or manually-operated brakes especially for heavier loads or long downhill grades.

Choosing the Right Trailer Wheels
Wheels complete the rolling assembly and come in many sizes to suit different trailer applications. Consider these factors when selecting trailer wheels:

  • Diameter/Width: Common sizes are ST155/80R13 to ST235/85R16. Larger wheels offer a smoother ride but reduce ground clearance.
  • Load Range: Trailer wheels have load index ratings from D up to J for heavier loads. Match to your axle/tire capacity.
  • Bolt Pattern/Hub Style: 5-on-4.5 or 5-on-5 bolt patterns. Ball seat or stud style hubs. Ensure compatibility.
  • Material: Steel wheels are basic but aluminum saves weight and rusts less. Check tread/sidewall ratings.

Customizing with Trailer Kits
Trailer kits offer bundle packages of necessary hardware and components to complete or modify your trailer build. Popular kits include:

  • Axle/Suspension Kits: Mounting brackets, springs, shackles to install axles and suspension systems.
  • Braking Kits: Wiring harnesses, drums/rotors, calipers for electric/hydraulic or surge brakes.
  • Lighting Kits: Wire harnesses, sealed connector plugs, lights for road-safe illumination.
  • Jack/Tongue Kits: Spare tires, jack stands, handle cranks for loading/unloading.

Adding Useful Trailer Accessories
Finish off your trailer with convenient add-ons like:

  • Trailer couplers: Ball mounts, lunette eyes, pintle hooks for towing versatility.
  • Safety chains: Cross-linked chains for secure towing connection.
  • Wheel chocks: Wood/plastic blocks to brace wheels during stops.
  • Cargo management: Racks, dividers, tarps to organize and secure items.
  • Covers: Heavy-duty vinyl or mesh to protect cargo from dust, rain and sun damage.

With the right single axle, wheels, kits, and accessories, you'll have a heavy-duty trailer ready to haul any cargo. Whether upgrading an existing trailer or building from scratch, rely on The Trailer Parts Outlet for fast, tailored solutions backed by industry-leading expertise. We offer the convenience of researching, designing, and obtaining everything you need in one place.


The Trailer Parts Outlet, founded in 2013, is a solution-driven parts distributor renowned for its industry savvy team members and the custom tailored solutions we provide for every customer. We embody CASS (Convenience, Access, Speed, Simplicity) offering a wide array of trailer repair parts for the hard-working trailer community. Our unparalleled speed and simplicity set us apart, ensuring swift delivery of solutions to get you back on the road. As a company, we genuinely care for our customers, creating lasting relationships and a community of doers. Choose us for quality, reliability, and excellent service
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