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Old 08-04-2004, 07:57 PM   #1
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Question Axle Replacement

I am purchasing a new axel for 65 22' safari. There are options for degree of axel suspension arm. Suggestions: (22 or more for degree)???
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Old 08-04-2004, 09:37 PM   #2
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The normal angle for an Airstream is 22 degrees.If your old axle was bad the trailer will ride a couple of inches higher with the new axle.I went nuts with my new axles and ordered them with a 45 degree angle.I wanted the trailer to ride much higher because I have to take it on a ferry that has a very steep ramp.
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Old 08-05-2004, 08:49 AM   #3
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Axel replacement

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The normal angle for an Airstream is 22 degrees.If your old axle was bad the trailer will ride a couple of inches higher with the new axle.I went nuts with my new axles and ordered them with a 45 degree angle.I wanted the trailer to ride much higher because I have to take it on a ferry that has a very steep ramp.
Thanks for the info. I thought so, just wanted confirmation. This site is awesome!
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I would recommend that you go nuts with the angle. Put in as much as your heart will dare to. The additional height on mine required a change in the step I use but I don't regret it a bit.
Be ready to modify your axle, I had to change the shock mounts to get the clearance from the frame. They don't build them like they use to, or they don't know what the exact configuration was at the time. I understand the configuration changed quite often.
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