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Old 11-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #15
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Axis through Colin Hyde will provide shock mounts pre-welded on their axles. They also use the no-hole-drilling mounts.
Good luck on hearing from Colin! I left 3 emails, and 3 voice mails, he never returned any of them. Just sayin'. IMHO
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #16
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The last set of axles I received from Colin are Axis. They did have shock mounts, but required all 4 mounting holes to be drilled. The trailer is a mid '60's model with tandem axles.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #17
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I have been researching axle upgrades. I have been told that Dexter will not supply axles with the shock bracket, you need to have them welded on at your expense, no matter who you get them from. Axis I cannot answer for.
Not entirely true. I bought Dexters from Carolina Wheel and Rim in Charleston, SC. I think they built the axles in Atlanta. The guy called them after I had placed the order, they said that they had the pattern for the Airstream shock mounts, and they welded them on for free when they built the axles.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #18
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Good luck on hearing from Colin! I left 3 emails, and 3 voice mails, he never returned any of them. Just sayin'. IMHO
I have never had a problem connecting with Colin. He either answers the phone or gets back to me quick time. Same with Emails. I'm just sayin'.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #19
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Looking for some direction... I see some threads of people having to re-drill the mounting holes and measure/ correct for out of alignment.. Also, see that some have to weld on shock mounts...

I dont want to do any of that if I can help it. Looking for a direct replacement that I can bolt on and go. Is there anything sold ready to go?

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The best deal can be measured in many different ways. We all have our own ideas of what is "best".
As previously stated above, Axis axles from Colin Hyde can be ordered with the older Henschen brackets and shock mounts already welded on. No welding or drilling required.
If your trailer is out of alignment, you will need to address the issue regardless of which replacement axle manufacturer or supplier you chose. Good luck and hope all works out well for you.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #20
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As always- great info here. Thanks everyone!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:44 PM   #21
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Just to go back to the main question, does some one produce bolt on shock brackets?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #22
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Just to go back to the main question, does some one produce bolt on shock brackets?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #23
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Not entirely true. I bought Dexters from Carolina Wheel and Rim in Charleston, SC. I think they built the axles in Atlanta. The guy called them after I had placed the order, they said that they had the pattern for the Airstream shock mounts, and they welded them on for free when they built the axles.
Not sure when you got your axles, but I got my info from Redneck trailer( a Dexter axle dealer), Toscano RV( an airstream dealer), and Inland RV( an airstream dealer), as of beginning of 2012, Dexter no longer welds shock brackets on their axles. If you have current info, I would like to hear about it, would save me and others the cost of welding brackets from old to new axles.
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Just to go back to the main question, does some one produce bolt on shock brackets?
I have not heard of any, but maybe someone has. Anybody??
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Looking for some direction...
I dont want to do any of that if I can help it. Looking for a direct replacement that I can bolt on and go. Is there anything sold ready to go?

Any help is appreciated.
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If you couldn't guess...there is a big dust bowl over Airstream replacement axles...
As best I can tell...(with some experience here)
Henshen made you'r axle and they are out of business...
Axis bought their stuff, got bought out by a bigger company and will make a replacement axle
Dexter got the Airstream OEM business several years back and they have hundreds of sales points but none of them let you walk up and say 'I want an axle for my XXX Airstream...' without some measuring

Any of them will install shock brackets if you wade thru the muck and figure out the 'code'

Driilin' out a hole is one of the smallest details but a huge sales detail...

Why would anyone buy 12,000 lbs brakes for a 4,000lb trailer? anything over (12V*4000/12000=) 4 volts (33% of your controller resolution) on the brake controller will lock up... (ask a trucker what they have to do for an empty trailer to keep the tires from smokin' flat spots)
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Well said HiHo!!
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Just to go back to the main question, does some one produce bolt on shock brackets?
No, they are all weld-on, or already welded on.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #28
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Not sure when you got your axles, but I got my info from Redneck trailer( a Dexter axle dealer), Toscano RV( an airstream dealer), and Inland RV( an airstream dealer), as of beginning of 2012, Dexter no longer welds shock brackets on their axles. If you have current info, I would like to hear about it, would save me and others the cost of welding brackets from old to new axles.
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We supply new shock brackets for the Dexter axles.

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