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Old 09-03-2014, 11:26 PM   #15
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By the way,,, I like 72 Sovereigns too...
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wow, that's amazing !! how's the interior looking ? I'm torn between keeping original and starting to modernize ... it's like a time warp, apart from musky smell looks almost new.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:29 PM   #16
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Mine was well used inside, pretty much nothing stock left inside.

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My 75 is near totally stock inside. Click image for larger version

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Except for the orange shag carpet....
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I found a piece of my original carpet when I pulled out the sofas... It was a green shag that looked like Austin Powers pants. I didn't go back with it when I put the new flooring in.

After seeing that wood interior, I will no longer post any pictures of the inside of mine ever again. That is just beautiful, and takes a skill set to accomplish that I just don't have..

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Do you need new axles? If they are the original ones, then you probably do. If yes, then you can get new axles with more lift (more of a down-angle). We did, and it raised our 72 Sovereign 3 to 4 inches.

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The wood in my trailer was my first carpentry experience, it was far easier to accomplish than it might appear.

When I would start some sub project I would ask myself what is the easiest way to accomplish the what I want to do... I am lazy that way.
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You may be lazy, but you really did a number on that thing! Maybe after I retire...

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Do you need new axles? If they are the original ones, then you probably do. If yes, then you can get new axles with more lift (more of a down-angle). We did, and it raised our 72 Sovereign 3 to 4 inches.

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my axles would be original but very low milage and stored correctly i believe.
might me worth the expense though, any idea on an approx cost ?
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:34 AM   #23
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frame/chassis strength '72 31ft

If my memory is working right tonight, about $1,400 complete and delivered.

It is t the miles that kill these axles it is time.

They use rubber torsion springs. The rubber gets hard and breaks down, the suspension gets very stiff.

The word around the campfire is that the axles last about 25 years under normal use.
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When we jacked up Little Girl (also a '72 Sovereign) to put her on blocks after we brought her home, the tires lifted as soon as we started jacking up the trailer. There was no spring or movement left in the axles. From what I've read, storing for long periods of time is the worse thing for these axles. The rubber losses its flex.
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I SOOOOOO wanted to get away with not changing the axles on my '74... But, like Little Girl, there was very little to no movement on mine when I jacked it up. Didn't want to spend the money, but very happy I did.

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The wood in my trailer was my first carpentry experience, it was far easier to accomplish than it might appear.

When I would start some sub project I would ask myself what is the easiest way to accomplish the what I want to do... I am lazy that way.
I believe it was Mark Twain who said, "Progress isn't made by early risers. It is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things." Words I live by!
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I am posting that quote on FB right now...

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I like it!!
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