I agree buying used will get you another one like you got, few folks replace GOOD axle!
and when you BUY a new axle, buy one that is galvanized coated, it will last a LOT longer
most trailer company's ( I have bought my last few axles from a place called RED neck trailer, they were fast and easy to work with, shipped to my house and have also I picked them up at one of there many store's as well, )
Most OEM's only use dexter axle's, and there all I use anymore!
the added galvanizing coating doesn;'t cost much more and its worth the costs BIG time, road salt eats metal, so all you can do to get more life out of things the better
if you go to there web site they have axle build sheets to show you all the spec's you may need if you order from a trailer company, rather than going OEM
and also, don't forget to buy all new nuts and bolts, and that there is supposed to be a sacrificial spacer between trailer and axle, so replace that when adding the new axle!
your axle is NO longer safe , so I wouldn;t be using it as is!
and just a FYI< replacing an axle isn;t hard or very time consuming once you have all things needed to replace!
and don't forget that tires have dates on them for a reason, just cause lots of thread is left, doesn't mean tires are still good!
here is a link to where I buy from, they can get you everything you need to swap out old and replace with new
but these days there are also other online stores as well,
I just Know this place is Good and has very good customer service! as well as a bunch of locations!
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