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Old 06-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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This is my first... My first trailer, my first renovation attempt, and my first post on this forum.

I want to say I really have gotten a lot from monitoring this forum while I was renovating my 73 Argosy 26 footer last year. It was quite a project, and seems like the "love affair with repair" will continue indefinitely. I've really enjoyed the process, even if it was done over the Arizona summer in the heat of the day.

I would have never considered taking on this job, if it weren't for the helpful, detailed advice contained on the pages of this forum.

That being said, I have decided to go ahead and replace the axles on this trailer, and aside from taking measurements with regard to the mount-to-mount distance to make sure they will fit, what else should I be concerned about when ordering the new axles?

I appreciate the feedback, and hope that my experiences can help others with similar needs.


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Old 06-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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There are a lot of options with axles. Dexter can supply them with the shock mount, you can get self adjusting brakes, bearings which grease with a zerk fitting, never lube bearings, and longer magnet wires. You also can change the load rating (don't go too much over the original) and change the down angle, but again, I would not recommend going too far out of the original specs.

When I did my Argosy 20 three years ago, I opted for the shock mount, self adjusting brakes, zerk fittings to grease, and the longer magnet wires so the connection to the magnets can be made and then pushed up inside the belly pan. It has all worked out well for me.
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