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Old 07-22-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Axle Replacement went well.

Just finished replacing the axle on my 65 Safari and just wanted to say thanks to Andy and his staff at Inland RV. The new axle fit like a glove. I had to drill new holes but that was not too bad. The hardest part was taking the old bolts out. I would recommend the use of a torch to cut the old bolts which will save much effort and time. I did the entire job myself and it took about 6 hrs. The trailer now sits almost 2 inches higher. When I got the old axle out (it still had some down angle) it was froze. The rubber dampers inside the axle had turned hard. My wife pulled the trailer around the block while I was in it before and after. Before bumps were sharp and I felt every crack in the road. After the new axle was installed the ride was really smooth. Thanks Andy and Inland RV.....Tim
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:19 PM   #2
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Just finished replacing the axle on my 65 Safari and just wanted to say thanks to Andy and his staff at Inland RV. The new axle fit like a glove. I had to drill new holes but that was not too bad. The hardest part was taking the old bolts out. I would recommend the use of a torch to cut the old bolts which will save much effort and time. I did the entire job myself and it took about 6 hrs. The trailer now sits almost 2 inches higher. When I got the old axle out (it still had some down angle) it was froze. The rubber dampers inside the axle had turned hard. My wife pulled the trailer around the block while I was in it before and after. Before bumps were sharp and I felt every crack in the road. After the new axle was installed the ride was really smooth. Thanks Andy and Inland RV.....Tim
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
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Funny,

The hard part was drilling the new bolt holes, removing the old bolts was easy.
It raised my unit 2 inches higher too
Tows great
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