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Old 02-12-2009, 07:08 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by 62overlander View Post
Almost anyone can drill a 5/8 inch hole. Some can even do it with a 3/8 inch drill.
Yes frank, it's easy with some oil and a drill bit like this...


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Old 02-12-2009, 08:34 AM   #30
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:53 AM   #31
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I was about to say I just bought a 5/8" bit from the local True Vallue.... cuts like butter....
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:53 AM   #32
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Thanks for the information! That is the stuff I need to know before I end up with something that won't work. I absolutely want the trailer to set several inches higher that it is right now. I had read on an earlier post that Dexter did not offer a 12'' brake but that is not what the dealer told me. I would much rather have the 12's since that was the original design.


Bring that trailer up to Michigan and I will set the height wherever you want it! I have done axles on 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's Airstreams, and converted the solid drop axles to torsions. Send me a PM and I help through some of this w/o the public argument.

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Old 02-12-2009, 03:23 PM   #33
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Thanks for the offer but I'm not sure about a 28fter on one axle since the other is in the back of my truck. I appreciate the help and advise. If there is anything else you think I should know please tell me. I guess I need to think about shocks as well.

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Old 02-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #34
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Now we get can into the back and forth about engineering, materials etc., and none of us will get the definitive answer. We've got tons of axle discussions and they have never given the definitive answer. The fact is there is a difference and if you have followed these threads you will see that it comes down to your budget, your belief in using a replacement from the original manufacturer or a competitive manufacturer. Factor in the competition factor and you will find a variance.


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