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Old 08-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #1
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Another Axle Replacement

Hi,
Just thought I would post my photo's of my axle replacement and to say it was really not a big deal. I will try to post the photos in order and also a photo of all the tools I used except the jack. Andy said they would just bold right on and they did with out any problems other than the heat. I did it with one helper. Basically just backed truck onto blocks put jack under axle, removed bolts, a little pounding and lowered, then reversed the order for the new ones after painting frame and wheel well. The wife and I then took it for a test drive and all seems fine.
Thanks again to Andy as we are now ready to hit the road!
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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Nice job, it goes pretty well once you get going on it.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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I have a 69 27' overlander and looks very similar. I am debating on replancing axles. The trailer was never towed much. The arms are about parallel to the frame. Did you notice the trailer riding higher after the replacement??? I scape the tail on the roads here sometimes and want more height at the rear bumper. the question is did the new axles give you some lift??

Trailer looks great!
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I have a 69 27' overlander and looks very similar. I am debating on replancing axles. The trailer was never towed much. The arms are about parallel to the frame. Did you notice the trailer riding higher after the replacement??? I scape the tail on the roads here sometimes and want more height at the rear bumper. the question is did the new axles give you some lift??

Trailer looks great!
thanks Dean
The new axles give several inches more ground clearance. I can now roll under our trailer on a creeper, where before replacement I had to crawl on the ground, and suck in my gut to get under.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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Dean,

Yes, I realized a 2 1/2" increase in height.
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I assume if you got the axles from Andy they are Henshels? Did you have to make any changes to the height of the hitch ball to compensate for the higher set of the trailer?
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:38 AM   #7
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I assume if you got the axles from Andy they are Henshels? Did you have to make any changes to the height of the hitch ball to compensate for the higher set of the trailer?
Replacement Henschen torsion axles from us, usually requires adjusting the ball height, if the previous rigging had the trailer and tow vehicle level with respect to each other.

Further, because of todays higher profile tow vehicles, we increase the starting angle to not only raise the trailer even higher than when new, but to also minimize the need for drop shank hitch bars, which makes hooking the trailer up to the tow vehicle, easier.

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