Whoever tried to make this a tandem axle trailer did a real crappy job doing it. The fact that it lasted two camping trips surprise me. Well before our annual fall camping trip I decided to redo the whole thing. I'm sorry but I didn't take any pics of it showing that the front axle was actually ridged. I welded in new angle iron so that I had fresh metal for welding in the new brackets. The trailer tows a ton better.