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Old 09-22-2008, 03:58 PM   #169
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Did a trail fit on the new axle today, installed new rubber bushings, bolts and shackles, bearings pack and everthing adjusted. Need to order shocks and once installed will brush the leaf spring and give them a good painting.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:57 PM   #170
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I have had a few e-mail about my axle and decided to give some details

Axle is a Dexter.....#5200 straight 70" track 53" underslung...$189.00
Drum 12 x 2.....6 bolt.............................................. ............$159.30
Backing plate 12" L.H............................................... ..........$68.99
Backing plate 12" R.H............................................... ..........$68.99
U-Bolt kit............................................... ............................$14.00
Shackle Link...2.5"....5/8 hole.............................................. $9.00
Shackle Bolt....5/8"/ lock nut............................................... $29.34
Bushing............14-73 rednek............................................ ..$89.94
Grease and Pin............................................... ...................$5.00
Parts total............................................. .............................$633.56

Labor............................................. ....................................$75.00

Sale tax............................................... ..............................$38.01

Grand total............................................. ............................$746.57

Labor included: Install backing plate, clean and pack bearings, adj brakes
and weld on shock mounts, installed rubber bushings to leaf springs, plus
they answered all of my questions on wiring, brake away switch and much more.

The shocks where bought at Amazon.com
2 Monroe 555002 Gas-Magnum R.......$18.39........................2 $36.78
(Per Monroe tech support)

The reason for the straight axle is that I'm going with black and gray tanks and need
the 3 extra inches. With a local Dexter axle business was able to take the original axle in for very accurate measurements.

I used a local Dexter axle company:
Camper/Trailer Parts & Repair
11154 W. Grand River
Fowlerville, Michigan, 48836
Phone 517-223-9670
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:59 AM   #171
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Had problems with installations of the shocks, and the below thread is my fix..............toastie

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f460...nce-45388.html
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:39 PM   #172
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Completed the axle today and have the frame under the shell. The shell is not completely down, need to trace shell to new plywood since there where no front or rear plywood templates.
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great job
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:01 PM   #174
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Made new u-channel for the ends, no way to salvage the old, used 5052-H32 0.040
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:15 AM   #175
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Fliped my shocks inboard and welded on my shock covers today.......
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Old 10-12-2008, 06:30 PM   #176
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Got the floor in today, will need to adjust wheels wells, side walls, door and trempro 635 the end of the plywood before fastening permanently.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:15 PM   #177
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I like the chair. A man's gotta admire his hard work from somewhere!

Where's the cooler?



Good job, man! It only gets better from here!

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Good job, man! It only gets better from here!

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I ordered my tanks and they said that one would have to be back ordered and could take up to 3 weeks. Well, they must of found one in the warehouse and they showed up today, so, the floor is off and the tanks are going in. The rear tank is gray, (kitchen sink only), middle is black and the front is gray, (shower only).


The cooler in is the computer room..........thanks......toastie
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VERY nice! I wish I had pressed on with my tank earlier. I am almost through the interior and still, no tank! I'll get it in the right order on the next one.

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I ordered my tanks and they said that one would have to be back ordered and could take up to 3 weeks. Well, they must of found one in the warehouse and they showed up today, so, the floor is off and the tanks are going in. The rear tank is gray, (kitchen sink only), middle is black and the front is gray, (shower only).


The cooler in is the computer room..........thanks......toastie
Hi toastie,

I'm interested in your plan for evacuating the gray tanks. Will you tie the two together in some way, and if so will you then tie the outlet into the black dump valve as is fairly common in the industry? Or will you evacuate them separately with separate dump valves?

Your work looks great, keep it up!

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Hi toastie,

I'm interested in your plan for evacuating the gray tanks. Will you tie the two together in some way, and if so will you then tie the outlet into the black dump valve as is fairly common in the industry? Or will you evacuate them separately with separate dump valves?

Your work looks great, keep it up!

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Hi Marcus

Yes, I will tie the 2 grays together, will run a line up to a small pump (12V) then down to the back gray tank. I want the rear for kitchen only and will use a trap at the kitchen sink. The front gray tank is only for shower and a very small sink with trap, the shower will have no trap just a small rubber drain stopper. The plan today is to go only with one black
dump valve. Open for any comments.

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Just a thought about no traps... will that allow smells from the grey tank to go up into the shower? There is a small low profile L fitting that has a trap built in by Camco.. it has a 1/2" barb off the end.

So the grey will pump into the black after if flushes.. is this the plan?
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