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Old 03-29-2013, 12:09 PM   #15
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Checking the axle alignment, takes 2 people and a good steel tape.

Measure from the very backside if the jack post, to the most forward lower part of the axle mounting plate.

That dimension should be "EXACTLY" the same.

Assuming that they are the same, then as long as you moved each axle, exactly the same, then you can be assured that the axles are in perfect alignment with the shell.

In the early 70's the axle mounting plates from one side to the other, were SOMETIMES welded 1/8", 1/4" or 3/8" off from one another.

That then means the holes from one side must to be changed to match the other side EXACTLY, in order for the axles to be in perfect alignment with the shell.

If that correction is not made, then the trailer will tow "dog legged", which in turn will cause unusual tire wear.

Any owner of an early 70's Airstream as well as an Argosy trailer should check their coach for proper alignment of the axles, by performing the above stated measurement.

It's an easy fix, but first a determination must be made.

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Andy, are you talking about the rear stabilizing jack posts ?
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #16
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Andy, are you talking about the rear stabilizing jack posts ?
No.

Reference was made to the lifting jack, that's mounted on the front of the A-frame.

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When you stated early 70's does this include 76's, as I am getting ready to install new on 76 sover.
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When you stated early 70's does this include 76's, as I am getting ready to install new on 76 sover.
Could be.

It only takes a few minutes to check it out.


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