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Old 12-22-2004, 08:25 AM   #15
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roger you sure go from one extreme to the other!

from the largest airstream made to one of the smallest/lightest campers available!

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Old 12-22-2004, 10:25 AM   #16
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Those are the photos of a "hack" installer. No reason why a competent installer couldn't make this work correctly.
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Old 12-22-2004, 10:42 AM   #17
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Crispyboy.

The point was that the installation was made by an Airstream authorized Service Center, that has been in business over many years.

Do they know better? Yes.

Do they care? Obviously not.

How do they continue to get away with poor repairs, such as this? I don't know.

Perhaps Airstream overlooks it because of the dealers tenure.

Certainly, this type of repair, by any definition, does not belong in business, let alone being an authorized repair center.

The consumer, is the one that suffers.

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Old 12-28-2004, 06:58 AM   #18
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Agreed !
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #19
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Show some pic's on doing it right...step by step...on order-ready to install, thanks Andy..ADěDV
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #20
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leedr, Did you see this thread was from 2004?
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leedr, Did you see this thread was from 2004?
I thought if the trailer was a 60's something the process wouldn't change much, I agree. Some times in the "heat of battle" the info is absorbed without considering the post dates. thanks for the heads up. I just ordered an axel from Andy and getting ready to install so it was discerning to see the botch job....thanks for the heads up. ...everything is so expensive I don't want to make a stupid mistake...Dan
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The process is still the same so the info is still applicable. By the way, the earlier poster that put a 3,500# axle under his low 2,200# trailer does make sense since rubber torsion axles start riding good once you get about 60% or more of the rated weight on them. Leaf springs aren't that forgiving. Many axle manufacturers won't supply you with a decent axle, hubs, bearings, and brakes until you get around the 3,500# capacity.
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9 years later, and I'm still happy with the 3500# Dexter on my Caravel. I didn't do the install myself though, I paid some pros to make it happen
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