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Old 08-30-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Axle replacement questions

I just looked at the Airstream website, and found no information about axles or brakes there. I remember that the factory tour said they were using Dexter axles, and obviously the axle capacity will vary with the trailer. What are they using on the 30/31' Classic Limiteds these days? Are disc brakes an option?

Second question: How difficult and expensive is it to switch a used Airstream to a heavier (higher capacity) axle and disc brakes?
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Axel change is not a big deal and there are several threads on here detailing the R&R. You don't want to make too large a jump in axle load capacity or it will end up being too stiff for the trailer and a harsh ride.
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I got my axles from Collin Hyde, he is very friendly and knowledgable.
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I just looked at the Airstream website, and found no information about axles or brakes there. I remember that the factory tour said they were using Dexter axles, and obviously the axle capacity will vary with the trailer. What are they using on the 30/31' Classic Limiteds these days? Are disc brakes an option?

Second question: How difficult and expensive is it to switch a used Airstream to a heavier (higher capacity) axle and disc brakes?
Within some limits, higher rating axles can be installed.

All that's needed is the trailer serial number.

To install disc brakes is not difficult.

A in depth instruction book comes with the disc brake kits.

We are not allowed to post those prices.

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