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Old 07-15-2016, 05:29 PM   #1
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Axle replacement on 1980 Caravelle/Argosy

I am working on finding a source of a new axle for my 20 foot Caravelle. I believe it is the same size as a Argosy Minuet 6m. I would rather not drill or enlarge holes or weld on the shock arms. I have talked to Colin and we are comparing information on this axle. If anyone has replaced their axle on a Caravelle or Minuet 6m I would appreciate any information such as outside frame measurement,, start angle degree, etc etc. Thanks, Don
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:01 PM   #2
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Collin took care of everything for me. You will most likely have to cut out the axle fits into a little bigger. If I was to replace mine again I would do 32 degree angle. If yours grey tank is like mine it is kind of low in the back.
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Old 07-16-2016, 10:40 AM   #3
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Handyman, do you have the measurement you gave Colin for outside of the frame? thanks, Don
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Old 07-16-2016, 04:28 PM   #4
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No I don't think I had to give him any he had just finished another redo on a 24 foot caravella including axles. So he had the measurement already if I remember right.
Will try and look up any email I sent to see.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:25 PM   #5
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Handyman, can you e-mail me at glacierrunner1@hotmail.com. Colin is looking in his files but can not find the info on the axles. If I could get some more info from you it would help me and Colin to figure out the correct measurements. Thanks for your time! Don
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:54 PM   #6
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Did you get my email?
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Handyman, no e-mail--try sending private one in forum or resend to glacierrunner1@hotmail.com thanks, Don
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:08 PM   #8
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replaced Axle

Thanks to all who responded to this thread. I ordered the axle from Colin and only had to enlarge a hole in the shock plate for a perfect fit. Trailer tows better then before- I also went down to 550lb torsion bars. I hope I Never have to replace the axle again!! Don
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