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Old 08-13-2016, 07:50 AM   #29
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You all are crazy

Don't put up with treatment like that! Axles are axles. Call the Company or a reputable Company representing them....give em the info and in less than two weeks your axles will be delivered to you or your installer.

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Old 08-13-2016, 07:53 AM   #30
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J Ingersoll did you tell him to call the others or read the forum, 😉


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Old 08-14-2016, 06:34 AM   #31
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I was in Tractor Supply yesterday and noticed that they had Dexter axles in stock. I ask about ordering axles. They said no problem. Give them the specs, they will get a quote and estimated delivery time. Usual delivery time for them is two to four weeks. Was told they sell a lot for horse trailers. If you have one in your area might be a good source supporting a local business.
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:15 AM   #32
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I finally received an email from Colin. He apologized and basically said he had dropped the ball repeatedly and my axles should be in Indy on Monday or Tuesday. They have been ready for some time. I will see if they show up. He also noted he hired an office manager who will now be handling orders and communications.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:00 PM   #33
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Thanks for the update beatrix. I respect Colin for taking responsibility for the delay in your order. And I hope an "office manager" can coordinate and communicate on all orders giving Colin time to manage his restoration projects.

Specifying your own axles for Dexter will be challenging. I understand Dexter has an order form that needs completing with accuracy. Let's see, what load rating, How big are the mounting brackets, where do you want the mounting brackets welded, what are the sizes and locations on the mounting holes, how about the shock mounts, what kind of brakes and bearings, what is the overall length of the axle, what starting angle, and on and on.

That's why Colin and Inland and other Airstream experts have the right spec for the right year and VIN of Airstream. There are a lot of differences.


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