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Old 02-05-2006, 07:41 PM   #29
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I ordered two #11 axles with a #3700lb rating so as to receive the 12 inch brakes/drums. I also ordered the 22.5 degree down on the start angle. The trailer sits up nice and pretty now. Pulls great. The main thing I am trying to tell you is that you can order anything you want in load ratings. I think you can even order #3600 in the #11 axle, still getting the 12" brakes.
I actually ordered the #10 axle, but with the #12 spindle, and a 3000lb load rating. This made the 12in drums possible. No mods were required to the cut-outs in the axle mounting plate.
I think that 3700lbs per axle on a 70's Overlander is too much. I had 3500lb axles shipped to me by accident by Henschen, and it made my TradeWind bounce like it had bad axles. Changing them to 3000lb axles made a huge, and I mean HUGE difference. The trailer rode like it was on clouds....
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:14 PM   #30
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Uwe,
The trailer we put the 3700's on is 28' long, I'm almost positive it said Overlander on it. Anyway, I welded the shock mounts on, and we used C rated tires and it pulled like a dream. Course, we didn't try it off-road!
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Old 02-05-2006, 09:21 PM   #31
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Maybe we just had a run of bad luck, but I just can't agree to the statement that all axles are the same, and one might as well pick the cheapest ones. In my experience, this was a big mistake.
You obviously had much better results with Axis. Good for you!
I did not state that I picked the cheapest one. I had merely stated that I do educated research and pick what I want for the value.
Value=quality+price+ease of use. At least in my eyes.
I had wonderful satisfaction from ALL of the mentioned axle manufacturers.

PS Now that was good info that you provided. If you are going to site quality issues then you should state what was wrong for all of our benefit. Thanks and I am going to use your experiences to watch my axles.
Perception is reality and everyone perceives things in their own way. This is why I believe we have reached the level of understanding that we now share.
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:38 AM   #32
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The funny thing about my axles are I have the Henschen invoice but they came with a Dexter manual whats up with that I do not know.
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Henschen does NOT manufacture the brakes or hubs - Dexter does and so do others. Henschen uses "others" components to build axles and has for quite some time. Dexter is the largest axle supplier in the United States.

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axleman Thats good to know, thats more than likely why I got a dexter manual, Henshen was using Dexter brake components on the axles that were purchased for my trailer.
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Old 02-15-2006, 11:57 AM   #34
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Uwe,
The trailer we put the 3700's on is 28' long, I'm almost positive it said Overlander on it.
It was likely an Ambassador. Overlanders for pre '69 were 26' and post '69 were 27'.

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Ok. This is all very helpful. Can anyone help me with if I should consider going from a single axle to a tandem. I understand about the wells and have someone who can work that out. It is a 59 Overlander and back then, only one axle. Will two axles help with a better tow or do I need to concentrate on quality of axle- single?
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We had this discussion a short while ago. Here is the thread for reference. http://www.airforums.com/forum...les-20770.html?

I know there will be additional comments.
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Ok. This is all very helpful. Can anyone help me with if I should consider going from a single axle to a tandem. I understand about the wells and have someone who can work that out. It is a 59 Overlander and back then, only one axle. Will two axles help with a better tow or do I need to concentrate on quality of axle- single?

Depends on total weoght towed including things that may be placed in it when towing.

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I took my 62 Globe Trotter to Axis Products in Elkart IN . They took off the old axle and built a new one to match the old, and installed itl I drove away $442 later and have been very happy that I didn't have to do it myself.
I have a 73 31' Sov-I'd like to do the same thing. Did you replace the brakes as well? Did you pre-order? How long did the replacement take? Did you talk to a salesman?
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