Originally Posted by made2care
Everyone has great ideas for this and I really appreciate them all. I have considered a utility trailer and my only concern there is the 4hr trip back home. Things come loose !! Perfectionism can lead to insanity, I need to relax , get the measurements and have the local trailer shop order axle and all the goodies that come with it, attach and I'm on my way.
Just so you know... It WON'T be a 4 hour trip back home when you have the sleeping princess behind you... whether on a new axleset or on a low-boy... Allow for plenty of time to get her home safely. She deserves it.
Here's a thought. In 1948, the Spartan engineers probably looked around for a proven axle of the correct load range which was already in widespread use. Economy of mass production etc. Then they fitted it to the frame and adjusted the wheel wells...
By taking that same approach, you can probably find a modern axle set, with electric brakes and adjustable leaf springs... maybe even air ride set up (not for riding comfort but to treat her more gently).
Sounds like you are homing in on it.