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Old 11-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #15
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I have bad feelings about Holiday RV.
I guess that clears that up.

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Old 11-26-2009, 06:00 PM   #16
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Good suggestion Kip. I've used Oasis RV in Tucson for some parts sourcing. They gave up their Airstream dealership but know Airstreams backwards & forwards. They're more convenient than going to Dallas or California if you're going to hire the job done. Perhaps somebody more regional has had recent experience... Anyone?

Please post back here on the experience whatever way you go!
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:07 PM   #17
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...hope you are all are having a fabulous Thanksgiving!!!

Thanks for all the advice everyone...

Holiday RV in Albequerque.....I was not treated with much respect there...I went to look at a couple of AS...I would not go back.


Lumatic, I will take some photos tomorrow, check the tire size...the tires did not drop at all when the tire company was jacking the trailer...so it is probably the axle...glad to know someone is close.....close at least by NM standards...

spare tire cover was found at a auto salvage in Colorado Springs! Pretty neat, huh...it is a little dinged up close...but still wonderful.

Am making some research calls tomorrow re: axle purchase. Still looking for someone to install it. What about local mechanics? At least they would have the tools and mechanical experience, which I don't.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:19 PM   #18
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Holiday RV in Albequerque.....I was not treated with much respect there...I went to look at a couple of AS...I would not go back.


Lumatic, I will take some photos tomorrow, check the tire size...the tires did not drop at all when the tire company was jacking the trailer...so it is probably the axle...glad to know someone is close.....close at least by NM standards...


Am making some research calls tomorrow re: axle purchase. Still looking for someone to install it. What about local mechanics? At least they would have the tools and mechanical experience, which I don't.
When raising the trailer, and the tires do not drop, tells you that the rubber rods within the axle tube, has solidified. Therefore it offers no cushion.

Installing a single axle and replacing the shocks, depending on the shop, takes about 2 1/2 hours.

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Ok here are some pics of the streetside tire without the hub, which still is loosing air, and what I could get underneath...
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Try spraying the tire that's losing air, with a soapy water solution.

Look for small bubbles.

That will show you where the leak is at.

Also, don't forget to spray the valve stem as well.

When the shop reinstalled the tire on the wheel, did they brush any liquid on the tire where it fits on the wheel?

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