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Old 01-24-2006, 03:42 PM   #43
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Got a new axle (complete ) from Inland 3500# 12" for my Globetrotter.Was going to install myself but took it an area shop to have them do it . Made wife happy because I wasn't under a trailer on jackstands ( I now know I am worth at least the $150 it cost). Glad I did as the shock brackets had to be changed but no big deal to the shop. Pricey project but worth it. Tows great. From reading the posts are the brakes Dexter? Also anyone have the OEM numbers (say for Timken) for the bearings& races also a seal number (Say CRC) . Even though I only have 3500 miles on it I' like to carry a spare set.
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:36 PM   #44
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Curious was your original axle rated at 3500#'s - our 69 was a 4000# original - and that is why we replaced it with a 4000# - but could not find one anywhere - either 3500 or 5200# that is why we went to Axis Products as they were able to custom make the required rating for us.

Does this mean you just lost 500#s of pay load on the trailer????
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:04 PM   #45
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I believe it has to do with the dry weights of the trailers. According to the Airstream website, a '63 Globetrotter has a dry weight of 2770# whereas your '69 Globetrotter has a dry weight of 3330# - and therein lies your 500# difference.
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Old 01-24-2006, 05:26 PM   #46
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Axle Rating on '63

I have the original paperwork for the '63 globetrotter and the axle was rated at 3500 pounds.

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Old 01-24-2006, 05:48 PM   #47
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Aw I see said the blind man who picke up his hammer and saw....

yes never took that into account - was just wondering
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:38 PM   #48
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Also went to Axis Products for replacement, They take off the old axle and build a new one to match, excellant job great price installed. Reccomend it to all.
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:49 PM   #49
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63air, TIMKEN bearing numbers for my OEM Henschen's are:
LM67010
LM67048 Didn't write down which is cup or cone

25580-Cup
25520-cone

One pair is inner and other is outer, didn't note which is which, but I think the LM number is outer set.

Auto parts will probably try and sell you China made bearings instead of the good Timkens, made in the USA.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:41 AM   #50
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axle measurements

I'm getting ready to replace the axle on my 18' 1971 Caravel. It has 6-lug wheels. The measurements I have come up with are:
frame width 61-3/8"
hub to hub 73-3/8"
drum face to drum face 80-3/8"

I have seen other measurements on 60s trailers that are much different and I suspect both the frame width was narrower and the 5-lug wheels have brake drums that aren't as deep.

Could someone do me the favor of measuring their 60s trailer with 5-lug wheels and let me compare?

I wouldn't mind if I could also see another set of numbers from a 70s 6-lug axle. I know there's some variability in the frame widths (my 18' is 1/8" wider than my 27'), but the hub-to-hub length should be identical. Anyway, a small survey might be helpful in generating a confidence factor in ordering axles from all three of the suppliers--Henschen, Dexter, and Axis. I believe Axis may provide an axle that doesn't require any drilling--this will be my first test.

I've privately asked a couple of people to do this, but thought that maybe the community would like to see the numbers. Thanks so much.

By the way, we all know that Airstream interiors aren't very standard, having wide variations in the same size in the same year. Axis has said this extends to things like axles--they've seen axles where the long arm of the bracket extends forward instead of rearward.

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Old 01-30-2006, 12:38 PM   #51
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Did you order and install from Axis or have them do the install ??

Are you satisfied ????

I have talked to Axis and they said they do build a direct replcment axle with backing plate and brakes for around $360 each.

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Old 01-30-2006, 03:40 PM   #52
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Thumbs up Axis

Garry,

Not to speak for Gen Disarray (but I guess I'm going to, argh), but when I parked next to him in Yellowstone earlier this year he was very happy with what Axis did--replaced two axles on his 60s trailer, a 27' as I recall.

Anyway, I talked to "Chad" (a salesman at Axis--you will be referred to him if you say "Airstream") this week and the going price for an axle with the heavy duty tube (that would be 3") is $275. If you get the brakes and drums (12") it goes up to $366. Shipping is about $100, but I don't know what the installation cost is if you go there in person (Gen Disarry did his in person and it took several days--take a good book).

Axis has a very good Excel spreadsheet for ordering, but they admit that as good as it is it doesn't cover everything. Also, they're not very internet savy, so Chad had to get someone else to email the form. I have the form if anyone wants to take a look.
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Here is a couple of pics from the 69 Duro Torque Henschen we had replaced by Axis

It has a Galvinized coating and zinc parts - to help combat our salty roads during our winter treks.

They had the old one so they could clone it - made to fit like a glove shock mount and all.
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Sounds like I could ship one old axle to Axis and have them reproduce and ship me two new ones back. I could then install them myself.

I have their number and will talk to Chad.

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I am getting ready to remove one of the toasted axles to take to Axis for copying. Should be heading out there way in early March (Feb is a nightmare schedule for me). Then two weeks later I will head back to pick up there pair. They will have another pattern and spec. for there spread sheet.
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:02 PM   #56
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http://www.dexteraxle.com/new_hampshire Hear is a link for axles..
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