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Old 06-28-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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1975 Sovereign 31' axles

At the Airstream repair rally I was informed my axels are SHOT.
So have decided to replace them. I just recently put on Dexter Self Adjusting brakes (man do they stop you) but would transfer them to a new axel.
Problem is...my service manual does not give the axel specs.
I have been told get 3000 to 6000 lb ones????
I get the following dimensions..71 11/16 hub to hub, 61 7/16 frame to frame. Is this reasonable???
Would it be wise to take a old axel to the new supplier to make sure it is right??
Do I really need the shocks???
Really appreciate any input.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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Most axles have a tag on them telling the capacity,wouldn`t hurt to bump it up 500-1000#,if your going to spend the bucks on axles then get the shocks too. Dave
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Just call Andy at Inland, order the axle only w/o brakes, fit great.

2-3 hour job
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