I have a small boat trailer and I want to replace the axle and hubs. The bearings seized up on the current axle and can't get the hubs off since it is a rusty mess so I just want to get rid of everything and start with a new axle. It seems to be an odd size - 50" to the hubs and 55" overall length. 40.75" to the center of the springs. I can't find an exact replacement on line and I don't want to spend the $400-$700 I was quoted by local trailer parts shops to make a new one. I found a 59" axle that has adjustable plates to match up with the spring centers, but it would obviously be 2" longer on each side of the trailer. The manufacturer said it would not work but I don't see why not. Does anyone with a lot more experience than I have with trailers have any advice on this? Would it matter if the wheels were 2" farther out from the trailer than before? The current axle is a 1.5" square tube axle and sits on top of the leaf springs if that makes an difference. I am using the trailer for a 16' aluminum Valco and 10 hp motor, so no major weight is going on this trailer. Any advice is greatly appreciated!