Originally Posted by kokomoscalls
where is the best place to purchase axles and how much do they usually run?
Now you're asking religious questions...
I think a pair of torsion axles with electric brakes generally runs $1500-$2000 (that's new drums, bearings, brakes, etc.) There are a couple of forums members who sell a lot of axles to the community, Colin Hyde Trailer Restorations (on your side of the country) and Inland RV (on the other side of the country). They sell different brands.
My own axles on the 24' trailer are made by Rockwell American and sourced from Redneck Trailer Supplies, which has a location not too far from you in Carlisle, PA. If you go that route, the measurement of the axles and selection of mounting brackets is quite specific and the axles won't come with shock mounts, so that's not a simple solo project the first time around.
In any event, one of the aforementioned vendors can have the axles drop-shipped to Redneck Trailer Supplies, I think, and potentially save you some shipping. That's an impression I have from reading the forums too much, I don't know that last bit with certainty.