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Old 06-10-2008, 01:08 AM   #15
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Any information on axles for 65 Overlander would be GREAT... :-)
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:48 AM   #16
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You can buy, with confidence, from Andy and his team. They are the best and he knows his axles!!
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:05 AM   #17
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As the other posts have said, the service and product from Inland was top notch. Everything fit like a glove. The shock mount on the axle was a little farther away from the mount on the AS. Just stretched the shock a bit. But the WORST part is the $72 "residential delivery" charge by UPS. What a rip-off. But again, thats not Inland's fault. Maybe stuff could be shipped by a more customer friendly carrier. Jim K
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:18 AM   #18
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this is becoming silly, but...

when someone does a good job you shouldn't be afraid to praise them publicly. Same as everyone noted, I gave Andy my VIN and he sent a perfect set of axles.

It should be noted that I didn't feel comfortable installing them myself, even though Andy was very forthcoming with instruction and know how. I did not have someone who really wanted to assist me, I have plenty of other things to do on my trailer but most importantly my trailer has a lot of corrosion so I didn't want to risk stripping something. So...I had my trusted local RV dealer, Three Way Camper do the work (prior Airstream Dealer that got away). Andy arranged to drop ship the axles to them and they took it from there. Easy install I was told.

If you are planning to have some one do the work due diligence is important. Not all Airstream dealer service departments are the same and I just couldn't get comfortable with my local dealer. If Inland wouldn't have done it, I might have hauled the trailer up to Out of Doors Mart or Airstream of Arkansas.

Anyway, as with all purchases I have made from Andy it was smoother than smooth.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:20 AM   #19
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...But the WORST part is the $72 "residential delivery" charge by UPS. What a rip-off. But again, thats not Inland's fault. Maybe stuff could be shipped by a more customer friendly carrier. Jim K
Yes, it's really high. We're thinking about holding off on replacement until we can get out to California anyway. (I also want to pick up a new transmission for the MG while out there -- though Dearest Wife doesn't know what this is all going to cost yet!)

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I avoided the residential drop fee by shipping to Three Way making the install less than $200.

Also, I also remember I went ahead and replaced the shocks at the same time and Andy threw in new lug nuts for free.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:50 AM   #21
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I have a 63 Ambassador, how serious should I be about replacing my axles? Has anyone replaced their axles on a 63 ambassador?

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We replaced them on a 62 Ambassador with no problems.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:00 AM   #22
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We purchased our axles from Inland with absolutely no problems. Our AS required some new holes to be drilled due to its age. We were supplied with a drill template and instructions; we were able to complete the installation in an afternoon. This was the single best upgrade we made to our trailer. It tows like a dream. I am in the dealer business as a mfg rep and I could only wish all of my dealers were as thorough and customer oriented as Inland RV. The transaction was excellent!
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:12 PM   #23
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Well Its been a while since I have posted but I promised to keep you all updated. Guess what My last post was 06-09-08. We got caught in a axle change at Henshen beside thier busy season. Our axles are lots heavier than the old ones.
Andy kept us updated week by week as to the progress of this change. I am happy to say that as of now the axles are here on my flatbed awaiting installation.
The people at Henshen are really really nice and quick too. I was in and out in 15 minutes from the time it stopped roll'n till we were tied down and rollin again.
I will do my best to post pics as we begin the change process/
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:21 PM   #24
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Andy and his team are great. I got my axles within the date he mentioned and other than some issues with the freight company and a couple missing lug nuts I would recommend them to anyone else looking.
The replacement axles bolted in real easy and no fabbing required.We are very pleased with the way it rides now.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:45 PM   #25
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Does any one know why AS stopped using these axles and switched to Dexter?

I thought the Henschen was a superior product.
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I thought the went back after the stint with Dexter.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:24 PM   #27
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Does any one know why AS stopped using these axles and switched to Dexter?

I thought the Henschen was a superior product.
My understanding is Henschen and Airstream had a temporary parting of the ways after the infamous "grease recall". My guess is the grass was not greener on the Dexter side of the fence, but that is a guess. AFAIK, Airstream is using Henschen axles again.
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AFAIK, Airstream is using Henschen axles again.
For what it is worth:

Current 2008 "Classic" literature shown

www.airstream.com/files/library/2ae9e2029ac87360.pdf

indicates Never Lube Hubs - this suggests to me that Dexter is still in use at Airstrem.
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