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Old 05-11-2007, 12:27 AM   #71
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it's definately a henschen axle because inland is the only distributor of them.

make sure you read the threads specific to the henschen axle. it seems some people had some problems putting them on correctly if i remember right (it's been awhile since i've read anything about axles).
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:28 AM   #72
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Thats a horrible picture how do you know if your axle needs replacing?
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:39 PM   #73
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A. I have been reading posts on here and collecting understanding.
B. The axles on this vintage of Caravel are prone to spindle failure.
C. This was run many miles with a flat tire and then no tire.
D. I am spending a lot of time and money getting this coach nice so why put a nice house on a suspect foundation?
E. The rubber rods do not want to flex and the inner component is resting at an obviously twisted angle from the 45 I see on images at Dexter and on this forum.

So you see why I don't believe I am wasting money here.

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Old 05-11-2007, 01:11 PM   #74
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So you see why I don't believe I am wasting money here.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:39 PM   #75
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My reefer chimney evidently broke loose several times and had to be re-riveted in many places. To put it politely it is under designed. Using some S-glass left over from my past hobbies and some new matt' cloth and polyester resin, I used the flimsy plastic part as a mold to build a new one. It may add a pound or two but this one will last many lifetimes. That was today's project, not much but it's Saturday and too rainy for the third coat of polyurethane on the deck.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:37 PM   #76
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Stone Guard Tuneup

The fibreglass in my stoneguard is showing some age but will still protect the window so I elected to postpone redoing it until some day at a campsite when there is nothing else to do. But the aluminum frame was sad so I used some stainless fabrications to bring it up to like new. Pictures show what I did. I trimmed the rivets back since taking the pictures.

The hardware and instructions came from InlandRV yesterday so hope to see the axle soon.
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:11 PM   #77
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The Henschen Industrial axle got here yesterday. It seems in pretty good shape. One end cap missing and dents to the steel duct shield from dropping out of the truck I guess. Not a big deal. Thenks to my Cat loader I was able to turn the bed over adn switch axles without damaging my back any more. Borrowed cordless impact gun helped make the job easier too. The 6 new 1/2" holes went easy. Gotta remember to keep that drill straight to keep from biting in and twisting one's arm off at the end. I have been reading such things as the Henschen Industrial website and considering eliminating shocks. It just looks like a real pain and welding on that new axle with rubber parts inside??? In a day or two I will be slipping the deck back under the shell. I was working on my '49 Owosso while waiting for the axle.
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It seems to me that for $1,000 one should get the shock brackets already on the axle. And how much damage does the heat do to the rubber rods?
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:53 PM   #79
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It seems to me that for $1,000 one should get the shock brackets already on the axle. And how much damage does the heat do to the rubber rods?
My shock mounts were already on the axle when I got it. Strange that yours didn't come that way. I have a Caravel too. You can't do any welding of any sort on the axle tube. It will destroy the rubber rods. However, you should be able to weld them on the edge of the torsion arms.
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Chris, where and when did you buy your axle?
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Chris, where and when did you buy your axle?
I bought my axle from Inland RV.
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My head is going to be elevated, forward and starboard, shower elevated 5" forward and amidships leaving a nice full length space for wardrobe over some water tankage on the port side.
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I just looked at a repossesed 2003 19' Bambi that needs to be gutted on the inside...very very dirty...some melting behind the stove top...carpet ruined...appliances in rough rough shape...did I mention it was very very dirty...two basketball size dents on the roadside rear corner panels...upper and middle...air conditioner burned up...and oh yeah...VERY VERY DIRTY!

I have never seen anything like this and sorry I could not take any pictures of the unit

Is it worth 3K?????

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I just looked at a repossesed 2003 19' Bambi that needs to be gutted on the inside...very very dirty...some melting behind the stove top...carpet ruined...appliances in rough rough shape...did I mention it was very very dirty...two basketball size dents on the roadside rear corner panels...upper and middle...air conditioner burned up...and oh yeah...VERY VERY DIRTY!

I have never seen anything like this and sorry I could not take any pictures of the unit

Is it worth 3K?????

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Gawd, was it a refugee fom Katrina, or some other flood? Most Airstream owners take better care of their stuff than that. Is there $3K in aluminum there?
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