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Old 02-14-2008, 07:56 PM   #15
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Here's something else I've been thinking about. If you have a double or triple axle camper, do you need to make seperate measurements for each axle?

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Here's something else I've been thinking about. If you have a double or triple axle camper, do you need to make seperate measurements for each axle?

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I wouldn't think so or Andy at InlandRV would have the 2nd and/or 3rd axle listed on his website with and appropriate $$$$$ figure posted.
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Here's something else I've been thinking about. If you have a double or triple axle camper, do you need to make seperate measurements for each axle?

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Mine is a double axle and I have using some self devised guidlines...
1) neither Airstreams
2) any axle manufacturer
-Could or would spec/provide product that has a tolerance of +- 1/8 inch or tighter on these type of measurments (no flames, it's my OPINION ).

I'm also 100% sure all of the axles on a particular trailer were intended to be the same dimensions so I kinda averaged and gave it my best shot, just like they did.
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Here's where we are tonight. I've got a couple of really nice axles that won't follow the install process I intended to document, sorry folks . I'm hoping to get a favorable response to a mistake (made by me or the dealer) and get this thing back on track. The dealer is making an honorable effort to see what can be done. Actually, the manufacturer really doesn't HAVE to do anything because they built a product EXACTY as they were requested, keep your fingers crossed...

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Hub face on my 73 and 86 is 80". the easy way to check is measure from center of tread to center of tread on tires while sitting on level surface.These trailer have zero offset rims. I've not measured the inside frame rails but I'm thinking the outside measurement may be 62". This would eliminate the 3/8-3/4 thing during the manufacturing process. And if you're getting disc set up as others here have mentioned some of the rims do not fit, so now you could change the hub offset and get a larger selection of rims. Just a few thoughts.
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Dang, I wanna ask what happened, but is it safe to do so?

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So at this point I want: (Here is the cheat sheet info…)

Axle Capacity: #11 axle derated to 3600 lbs. (stock is 3500 lbs, I wanted extra capacity, the #11’s are bigger that the stock, and come with the other options I wanted below)

79 7/8” Hub Face Dimension

61 3/8” Outside Bracket spacing

Bracket Orientation: Reverse, High Profile Side Mount, “HP-Rev (O)”

12” electric brakes. The stock ones work fine, no reason to change.

Hub & Drum Size: 12” 6X 5.5 with ½”-20 studs

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35 degree down angle (per some Forum discussions this sounds good, but not really mandatory. SEE BELOW WHERE THIS ENDED UP!)

And for the stuff you WON’T get off of the Dexter website:
Shock Option E-1492
I wish I saw your post earlier, the bracket is extra and redundant, creating it's own set of "opportunities" when installing. See post #57 of http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...nts-34646.html
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This is kind of a stupid question, but if you ordered it with the side mount hangers (which are unneccessary), are they still on the axle? And if so, is it just a matter of removing the side mount hangers to have your 61 - 3/8".

What does the white sticker spec from the factory say?
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This is kind of a stupid question, but if you ordered it with the side mount hangers (which are unneccessary), #1 are they still on the axle? And if so, #2 is it just a matter of removing the side mount hangers to have your 61 - 3/8".

What does the white sticker spec from the factory say?
#1 Yes.
#2 No. I had to leave them on. The 61 - 3/8" included the extra bracket so removing them would have left an extra 1/2" (1/4" on each side)
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This is kind of a stupid question, but if you ordered it with the side mount hangers (which are unneccessary), are they still on the axle? And if so, is it just a matter of removing the side mount hangers to have your 61 - 3/8".

What does the white sticker spec from the factory say?
After reviewing your posts (and every other axle post ) I tried to minimize the fluf but ended up with the extra brackets anyway. I summize that the reverse option INCLUDES them no matter what (they may end up being used in my case...)
Yup, the first thing I noticed when I pulled the Pick Sheet was OB=61.75... WAIT, THATS NOT RIGHT! The welded brackets are in fact at 61.75, not the 61.375 that I need.
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We all seem to have our sources.... , and they are all the same
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#1 Yes.
#2 No. I had to leave them on. The 61 - 3/8" included the extra bracket so removing them would have left an extra 1/2" (1/4" on each side)
Not true in my case. The welded ones match the spec sheet, 61.75
Adding in the bolted brackets gets me to just over 62"
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Pumpkin,

But I'm wondering if this is Vern's problem. My axles were produced exactly as spec'd at 61-3/8". I can't remember if the hangers were on or not (I think they were). The actual OB measurement on mine were about 61-3/4" until I removed the side mount hangers.

But the white tag on the axle will tell the truth (rating, OB, Hubface)

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Not true in my case. The welded ones match the spec sheet, 61.75
Adding in the bolted brackets gets me to just over 62":angry:
Okay...maybe not..
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