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Old 06-01-2012, 08:40 AM   #15
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So, you are saying Inlandrv is no longer an Axis supplier?
I'm saying all Axis axles have to be ordered through Colin, no matter who the end seller is. And he is happy to sell directly to the consumer.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:44 AM   #16
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So, you are saying Inlandrv is no longer an Axis supplier?
Not true.

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Old 06-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #17
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There has got to a be a mountain of money involved in selling Airstream axles. The fight over who gets to sell them astounds me. Have a dealers invoice show up with your shipment and you will be even more shocked.

Dexter is more than willing to build any axle you want. I always thought my options limited until I had a damaged set arrive at my shop. In dealing with the dealer, sub dealer, and the manufacturer, some mud was scraped from my rose colored glasses and it became very clear there are many options for your axles.

This doesn't answer your spindle length issue, sorry. Go to the guy you bought it from, he always makes it right in the end.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #18
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In dealing with the dealer, sub dealer, and the manufacturer, some mud was scraped from my rose colored glasses and it became very clear there are many options for your axles.
The shorter the supply chain, the better for all involved. There are then fewer participants in the finger-pointing game if anything goes wrong. And, usually, the final price reflects the fewer hands the order goes through.
In looking through all these posts, a thought came to me. Are your axle spindles for 10" or 12" brakes? 10" brakes are 1/4" wider. So, if you have 12" drums and 10" brakes, the drum won't go on all the way. They won't work, either, but you haven't even gotten to that point yet.
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And, usually, the final price reflects the fewer hands the order goes through.
not even remotely true...
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axle brake problem

The brakes are 12 inch dia and 2 inches wide. Tomorrow I'm going to try the brake drums on several other axles my neighbor has. He had to order two pairs of axles before he got the right size width ones, but they were from an axle builder in eastern washington. A horse trailer item.
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I just noticed on etrailer, there are two 12x2 6 on 5 1/2 drums, diff part# and diff seal. Might indicate you got the wrong drums. The 10" axle and 12" drum theory also sounds possible.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #22
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I just noticed on etrailer, there are two 12x2 6 on 5 1/2 drums, diff part# and diff seal. Might indicate you got the wrong drums. The 10" axle and 12" drum theory also sounds possible.
There are two different outer bearings, depending on weight rating. Most Airstreams use the smaller outer bearing, though the larger one will work with the higher capacity drum on the 12x2 spindle.
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I have brand new axles 3500lb units from Axis. They came with Dexter backing plates and brake drums. When I assemble them the brake drum does not go no far enough onto the axle stub to fully cover the brake shoe, there is about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch of brake still showing. Has anyone had this broblem before?
Anybody know how this got resolved?
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axle problem resolved

After a series of e-mails, telephone calls and pictures Axia axles did the right thing and replaced the axles with new ones. They are installed and fit perfectly. Axis is a stand up company, everyone was a pleasure to work with I would not hesitate to use their products again.
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Thanks for the update!
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