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Old 05-07-2008, 12:53 AM   #15
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It's time to replace those tires anyway! Anything over 4 years on trailer or RV tires is a gift, and you are asking for problems if you try to get more mileage from them.......IMHO, of course!

It's not a mileage question, but rather one of age deterioration of the sidewalls.
Agree. Why is that? We need a thread on it Lew if not already there.
We aren't Tony Stewart bitching about tire compound at Nascar but I'm about to start getting the hind end about this.
I lost the tread after two years, just flopped off for no reason. Maybe I did too tight of a turn and bent the sidewall coming out of a campsite. Since my 81 is going to a permanent site for awhile, I might limp it up there with just one new tire instead of replacing all four but I'm mad about ST tires right now and have other uses for them. I know, do the search.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:06 AM   #16
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Sorry Andy for my wrong question. I meant to say the actuator that convert from electric to hydraulic.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:38 AM   #17
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Sorry Andy for my wrong question. I meant to say the actuator that convert from electric to hydraulic.
Along with two axles, you receive everything that's in the photo.

Other suppliers do not include all the other parts that you will need.

We do.

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http://www.inlandrv.com/parts/86200-...-brake-kit.jpg
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:19 AM   #18
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Update; the axles been ordered. #10, 3300 lbs, with disc brakes plus the Electric/Hydraulic Actuator.
Now I am looking for 15" wheels with tires. My first internet contact (Tire Rack) does not have trailor wheels but can supply some marathon tires.
Anyone has any suggestions as where to shop for a complete package?
Most places I checked needs the vehicle type first.
Also, who would be a good supplier for the hydraulic lines as a kit?
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Old 05-16-2008, 08:09 AM   #19
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Update; the axles been ordered. #10, 3300 lbs, with disc brakes plus the Electric/Hydraulic Actuator.
Now I am looking for 15" wheels with tires. My first internet contact (Tire Rack) does not have trailor wheels but can supply some marathon tires.
Anyone has any suggestions as where to shop for a complete package?
Most places I checked needs the vehicle type first.
Also, who would be a good supplier for the hydraulic lines as a kit?
Some wheels will not fit the Dexter disc brakes.

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Old 05-16-2008, 09:22 AM   #20
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Try you axle dealer...they had a good deal on the lines here.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:05 AM   #21
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Disc brakes

Save money?

How?

Our kits contain everything you need except the labor.

Other's sell the disc brakes, and you have to chase all over the place for correct lug nuts, proper grease, proper insulated brackets, proper steel lines, proper grease seals, and instruction book.

Of course if a persons time has zero value, then the time wasted doesn't matter.

Then, at todays fuel prices, you can spend a bundle chasing the other parts, too.

Saving money using the "determine and chase after" routine, and all the woes that go with it, doesn't hold water.

But, to each his own.

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Old 05-16-2008, 11:25 AM   #22
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Update; the axles been ordered. #10, 3300 lbs, with disc brakes plus the Electric/Hydraulic Actuator.
Now I am looking for 15" wheels with tires. My first internet contact (Tire Rack) does not have trailor wheels but can supply some marathon tires.
Anyone has any suggestions as where to shop for a complete package?
Most places I checked needs the vehicle type first.
Also, who would be a good supplier for the hydraulic lines as a kit?
Wheels from Trailer Tires and Wheels - trailer tires, boat trailer tires, trailer wheels, boat trailer wheels, aluminum trailer wheels and brake kit from Bludot Trailer Brakes Product Finder. Make sure you get the Tandem Torsion Kit.

Here is my blog entry on my disc brake work.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #23
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Try this place for tires and wheels:

Americana Tire & Wheel
21715 Beck Dr
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 522-9450

I purchased three Karrier brand tires and one wheel T225/75R15 (radials). The price was $162.08 total or $46.50 each tire (not on a rim), $67.08 for tire and rim (black) mounted, not balanced.

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Old 05-17-2008, 07:23 AM   #24
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yes Andy you are right and I would agree and recommend you to anyone else who is looking for simplicity.
If you knew me you would know I shop around for a good price because I feel badby when I find out I paid too much and also get a lot of satisfaction admiring my "cheap" work. I am 70 years old on a fix income and always looking for something to do during my awaken hours so I value my time free. I have friends who have everything done "turnkey" and go enjoy life while the work is being done. That's fine with me and think nothing less of them. I even do their work for free sometimes even though the have plenty of money.
By the way this disc brake axle replacement will cost me less including the Actuator then your cost for 2 drum axles. No hard feelings Andy.
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Thanks SAFARI TIM and DNRTHEIL for the links. I am heading there now.
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Trucking companies are adding accessorials for lift gates, residential deleivery, residential phone call to schedule delivery, etc. They are oalso currently tacking on a fuel surcharge of 32.6%.

Best if you can ask for delivery to a local freight terminal, or call Forward Air for a cheap air freight quote - you pick up at the airport. They often beat truck rates, but it is more hassle for the shipper and the recipient.
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Some wheels will not fit the Dexter disc brakes.

Andy
Is this due to backspacing issues? What is the recommended backspacing for Airstream wheels, BTW?

Thanks
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:23 PM   #28
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Try you axle dealer...they had a good deal on the lines here.
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You may have seen the add for a NEW DEXTER AXLES COMPLETE WITH HUB, DRUMS, AND BEARINGS on this site.
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I just ordered a complete axle form Inland Inc. (Andy) for 750$. I sent him the serial number of my 1977-Argosy Minuet. This was all what Andy needed. Shipping from OHIO to my place (2 hours north from Montreal) is 240$. Everything is supposed to be fine when I receive it. I will only have to take the old one out... and with 4 bolts and nuts... I should be able to install the new one and connect the wires for the brakes. The cost of shocks will have to be added to this price.
I look forward to receiving my order... and I will let everybody knows how it went... especially for my fellows Canadians... with the total costs when delivered in my driveway.
Being in another country... I am still a little nervous... but... until proved otherwise, I am still trusting Andy and Inland Inc.


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