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Old 03-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #29
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I forgot to add that the axles were $386/ea for a net of about $842 after tax. The dealer ended up bringing the axles in with 3 pallets of stock they had ordered so I didn't have to pay shipping. I'll update the thread when I get to installing them.
The bend in the axle tube, is how it's aligned.

If yours are straight, they are not aligned.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:54 PM   #30
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The old axles were bent in two planes... so they were certainly not aligned.

The new axles are not bent. We'll see how it goes. I honestly don't anticipate any issues. The dealer that provided the axles has a good depth of experience and manufactures several hundred trailers per year. This is my first airstream/argosy trailer, but it's the second trailer I've re-axled with torsion axles.

The new axles are installed. I did have to drill 8 holes and modify the mount slightly. The new axle brackets aren't as high as the old ones so I added material to the frame to compensate. The majority of the load is carried at the bolts and where the frame rests on the tube.

All in all I'm quite happy with the axles and it's a substantial savings compared to other options that are on the internet. The true test will be when I pull the trailer after I'm done with what the rework.
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I received my new axles, hubs. brakes. shocks and mounts from inland rv - in good order. The new axles will either line up with the old axle slot in the frame or the old bolts holes - but not both. Which is correct?

If it is the slot I will have to widen it slightly to accommodate the larger new axles and drill new bolt hoes. Should the depth of the slot remain the same or should it also be increased?
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I received my new axles, hubs. brakes. shocks and mounts from inland rv - in good order. The new axles will either line up with the old axle slot in the frame or the old bolts holes - but not both. Which is correct?

If it is the slot I will have to widen it slightly to accommodate the larger new axles and drill new bolt hoes. Should the depth of the slot remain the same or should it also be increased?
The "rear" bolt hole is the key to mounting.

Then open or enlarge the other holes as necessary.

Open the slot to whatever needs to be so that the larger axle tube will slide in OK.

That slot has nothing to do with the alignment.

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