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Old 09-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #1
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Just bought a Bambi II and have been inspecting the whole tailer. I noticed the shocks look original and should probably be replaced. Anyone know what might be a good modern replacement part?
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:13 PM   #2
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Just bought a Bambi II and have been inspecting the whole tailer. I noticed the shocks look original and should probably be replaced. Anyone know what might be a good modern replacement part?
You can use the current shock that Airstream has been using since late 1968.

But, you might have to shorten the vertical bracket so that the distance between the studs is no more than 14 1/2 inches.

However, that dimension should only be used when using a "known" good axle.

That dimension will be a lot less if the axle rubber rods are history, which happens after about 25 years, and a lot sooner if the trailer was parked and not moved for a couple of years.

Andy
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Your trailer likely has vertical shocks. Monroe makes one that works. That's what I put on my 66 Trade Wind. I'll see if I still have the part number.

David

PS Monroe Gas Magnum P/N 555003. I purchased mine at NAPA. That is the shock I put on my 66 Trade Wind.

There is a special Airstream "horizontal" shock. I think that shock began in 1969. Andy at Inland has described this special Airstream shock many times.
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If the shocks look original, how about the axle? If so, Andy would probably suggest a new axle to go with the shocks. That's one of the first things I did.
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