Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2011, 06:34 PM   #15
Rivet Master
clancy_boy's Avatar
2003 22' International CCD
Kiln , Mississippi
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,780
Images: 8
My time was 4 hours - 2 working and 2 just wondering as I sat on the driveway why I got myself into this mess. Caravel is much happier, me???? yet to be determined how I feel about it..... That was three years ago - the knuckles have just now healed.... the scars remain.

Michael & Tina with Layla and Preston BZ
The family has grown.
clancy_boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 07:22 PM   #16
3 Rivet Member
pgr32e's Avatar
1974 27' Overlander
Sault ste Marie , Ontario
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 165
Images: 6
Mine was an afternoon in my dirt driveway by myself with a borrowed air impact driver. No trouble with bolts, Holes lined up on new axles and the rig tows like a dream. Sorry yours was not fun. Murphy is alive and lives in all our tool boxes...........Phil.

pgr32e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2011, 11:43 PM   #17
Rivet Master

2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,239
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 51
Hi, this story reminds me of a friend that worked next to me at the Lincoln Mercury dealer in the 70's. He was from Canada and was so excited because he told me that in California he could actually unscrew all of the nuts and bolts and reuse them too; Versus in Canada, most all of the bolts either broke, had to be drilled out, or torched.

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:47 AM   #18
Rivet Master
SilverHoot's Avatar

1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,088
Blog Entries: 3
Had my impact wrench ready, but did not need it, just used a 15" breaker bar and the nuts came right off. Our's has been in California it's whole life. (Least there is something good about this state!) Drilling the holes was the hardest part. Both axles by myself in less than 4 hours.
SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 07:20 PM   #19
Rivet Master
robwok's Avatar

1964 26' Overlander
Richmond , Virginia
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 788
Images: 35
Fortunately, 2nd axle came off in less than an hour. I think the second Evil Axle realized that it was doomed and meekly met its end. They're both at the landfill waiting to be recycled. Probably into some mechanical means of torture - say a IRS auditor's metal desk or something.
robwok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #20
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,002
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
I guess its a roll of the dice on how hard it is to remove the axle bolts...

My '63 popped right off...I did use a 3/4" socket set but they probably would have come off just as easy with a 1/2 " standard length rachet.

Even on my '77 they didn't fight much. I don't drill bolt it before you hang the axle.
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2011, 09:25 PM   #21
Always learning
Top's Avatar
1972 29' Ambassador
1962 19' Globetrotter
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Central , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,775
Images: 24
Blog Entries: 2
Send a message via Yahoo to Top
The first axle I replaced took me more than two hours, but I was not in a hurry. The second took less than an hour. It isn't too difficult of a task. Patience and perseverance is what it takes.

Work is never done, so take time to play!
Top is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2011, 12:08 AM   #22
Rivet Master
NevadaGeo's Avatar

1978 31' Excella 500
Genoa , Nevada
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,220
I suspect there's a corellation with bolt difficulty and amount of salt and mag chloride the unit has been living in. Do ya'll use a lot of salt on your roads in Texas?

I admit to being powerless over housecleaning and social niceities
Airforums 22655 and now, WBCCI 22655

NevadaGeo is offline   Reply With Quote

bolts, rust, axle

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I suspect it needs axles DKB_SATX Axles 22 04-26-2011 09:39 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.