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Old 01-10-2009, 09:08 PM   #29
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I think someone (HiHoRV??) posted a pic of his axle that he cut in half and it looked like that drawing..... Andy said that was an "experiment" that Henschen used for a while... but then went back to the conventional rod after having better results with the tried and true rod...
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:09 PM   #30
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To Inland Andy

First - I always appreciate your posts, and continue to hope that you'll consider opening another office on the east coast - Virginia Beach could be a Great Location!

This is a "get well soon" too. Knee replacement surgery and the physical therapy afterwards is NO fun, but within 6 to 10 weeks you'll feel like you got new axles, shocks, AND your running gear balanced!

We'll all have to start calling you "Smooth Andy". Take care, and don't over-hitch yourself while recovering.

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Old 11-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #31
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this is a great axle thread worth bumping up for attention..
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:13 PM   #32
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Hi, did the axle refurbishment really only cost you $100? was it per axle? How hard were they to remove and reinstall? Also, how long did the refurbishment process take? I am from Canada but I am only 6 hours away from Axis products...I think it's worth the drive. Buying new axles and disc brakes will break the bank.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:15 AM   #33
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Hi, did the axle refurbishment really only cost you $100? was it per axle? How hard were they to remove and reinstall? Also, how long did the refurbishment process take? I am from Canada but I am only 6 hours away from Axis products...I think it's worth the drive. Buying new axles and disc brakes will break the bank.

As far as I know, nobody rebuilds the axles any more. This post was from 2008 originally. Times have changed.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:24 AM   #34
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I understand the folks referred to in this thread still do this but only in Indiana. I would contact them.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:50 AM   #35
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I understand the folks referred to in this thread still do this but only in Indiana. I would contact them.
Axis Products purchased Henschen about 3 years ago, then merged with Al-Ko to form Al-Ko Axis about 2 years ago. They do not rebuild torsion axles anymore. I have installed their axles on Airstream's & other vintage trailers for the past 8 years or so. They made me their National Distributor about 2 years ago.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:00 AM   #36
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Rebuilding torsion axles was deemed a "no-no" by Henschen, many years ago.

The reason was and is, the inside of the square tube, can and does collect water. Since the tube is steel, the water causes rust, which weakens the tube.

How much weaker does the tube become depends on how much rust has formed.

The liability rebuilding a torsion axle, for the rebuilder, far exceeds the rebuilding costs and/or profits.

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Old 02-09-2014, 02:05 PM   #37
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Remember this was back in 2008.
Yes I did have my axles rebuild for less than $100.00 I think the actual price was $66.00 for both, dropped the axles off in the morning and picked them up in the evening.
When I pick them up I was told they would have sold me a 2 new axles with 10" brakes for $600.00 for the pair. They also said they have the prints for all Airstream trailers and can build direct bolt on replacements including shock mounts for any year trailer.
After the total rebuild of axles, brakes and bearings I spent close to $600.00, see post #21 of this thread for a breakdown of what I spent.

In 2010 I bought a 1966 Globetrotter, I called Axis and order a new axle I think it was a little over $300.00, it was a perfect fit.
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