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Old 11-29-2015, 07:24 AM   #15
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Awesome info!

The wheels on our rigs are all 10 lug, yet the fronts only use 5...
Unless my memory is wrong... I think 5 lug brake drums with the correct PCD are available. If 5 is ok for the front, I am sure its ok for the tag!

On a side note, I checked my tag axle mountings for cracks, and also checked for side play and found none..
I would think if you have a 5-lug drum it would be a simple matter for a machine shop to add 5 more holes.
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:37 PM   #16
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I would think if you have a 5-lug drum it would be a simple matter for a machine shop to add 5 more holes.
That was tried and met with absolute failure.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, EVER, SHOULD A SHOCK BRACKET BE WELDED ON TO THE TAG AXLE USED ON aIRSTREAM TAG AXLE MODELS.

To do so will ruin the rubber rods and make the brand new axle useless.

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I to constantly worry about the tag on my 345
ANY information on how, where or if another axel can be manufactured or replaced would be of considerable intrest to me
The information on this fourm has been priceless to me
Hope you all get a chance to be with loved ones these coming Hollidays
I'm thinking I need to get a alluminum Christmass tree in or near my Airstream
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Tag axles are available, that are complete with everything needed.

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Thanks for that input Andy. Glad to hear from you.

I'm wondering what differences could justify the huge range in cost?
They seem to be the same axels with the brackets installed in different places?

Am I missing something?

It is good to know that they are available.

Cheers Richard
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Thanks for that input Andy. Glad to hear from you.

I'm wondering what differences could justify the huge range in cost?
They seem to be the same axels with the brackets installed in different places?

Am I missing something?

It is good to know that they are available.

Cheers Richard
Richard.

The difference is between absolute bare and complete.

The complete tag axle, has the two leveling valve brackets installed, along with both leveling valves. They may or may not need to be adjusted for the heighth control.

They also have the special shock bracket installed along with the shocks.

The 12 inch self adjusting brakes are also installed, which continuously adjust themselves going forward or backwards.

Plus the bearings, races and grease seals for the drums are included.

The axle is basically ready to install, without needing any welding or adjustments except as stated above.

The only thing that needs to be salvaged from the old tag axle, is the 10 lug drums.

8 Lug drums are available, but using them would require changing the tag axle wheels, which can be done, if so desired.

A new tag axle should contain as far as possible, everything new, instead of piece meal, as well as upgraded to current technology.

Lastly, the weight rating is increased from 3000 pounds to 3500 pounds, along with an increase in the starting angle from 22.5 degrees to 32 degrees.

As you can see, there is a huge difference in the parts supplied and the labor to make the tag axle complete.

I trust this answers your questions.

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