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Old 02-27-2009, 02:53 PM   #15
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The arbor for a 5/8' requires a 3/8" chuck. I used a 1/2" pneumatic drill motor as that is all I have with a big enough chuck, An electric drill motor would work just as good. Be aware that a set of blair cutters are not inexpensive, But they work so much better then a drill bit on material up to around 1/4", thicker if you can go into both sides. Use of a cutting fluid on steel make then last longer.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:13 PM   #16
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Hi Brian, good luck with your install. The shock mounts should not be a problem. Dexter only adds the mounts to the 22.5 degree down angle axles. When i first recieved mine i thought the mounts were wrong, but it was just that the old axles had sagged soo much that it appeared the shock mount was way off. On our 76 Argosy 24, I too went with the number 10 axle, which i believe is the lighter duty with the smaller brakes. They stop real good but, if your trailer is anything like mine, neither of the mounting holes lines up perfectly like with the number 11 axles. Both mounting holes had to be relieved. The center u-section for the axle tube however did not need to be relieved. Most of the posts on the forum that are well documented are from people who chose the larger number 11 axles. I love em, they've been great, and the people at Dexter were great to work with. Good Luck, George K.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:59 AM   #17
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I picked up my axels on Sunday from the trailer guy. The picture of the axels were taken in the back of his truck. We transfered the axels into my truck so I could get them home. On the way home we were going to stop and check out Indian Springs State Park in Ga as a possible camping site. I was stopped waiting for on coming traffic so I could make a left turn and then WWWHHHHAAAAAMMMM! A young teen boy driving a truck slamed into my back end. I think the axels are fine. My truck sits hire then his so the damage was to the bumper and the tow package underneath. I will get the axels checked out to make sure they are OK.

My trailer is up on jacks in my driveway with one axel off. When I put the new axels on I want to put my trailer in my fenced back yard. I will put the axels on after I get my truck fixed so I can move it. I don't want it fixed sitting in the drive way asking to be stolen.

My goal is to get them on before April. I still need to buy shocks. I have been pricing them and $29.00 per shock is the cheapest I have found.

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Old 03-05-2009, 08:26 AM   #18
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I still need to buy shocks. I have been pricing them and $29.00 per shock is the cheapest I have found.

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For Airstream horizontal shocks or NAPA shocks?

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The shocks I am shopping are Horizontal.

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The shocks I am shopping are Horizontal.

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$29.00 per Airstream horizontal shock, is a very good price.

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I got mine at the local Airstream dealer and paid 32.00 each
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #22
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Axels are on the trailer

With the help of Slvrng who owns the 55 flying cloud I was able to get my axels on the trailer. It definitely helps with people pitching a hand. I was hoping to finish this weekend with wiring the breaks and making sure all the nuts are very tight, but rain all weekend in the forcast. Hopefully I will get them finished on Sunday.

I used a step up bit to drill 8 holes. The bit cut through the metal with no problems. Slvrng who has done this type of work coached me the whole time. Well they are up and looking good. I left the tires off because I can't move it in my fenced back yard until my trucks back end gets fixed. I won't get it back from the shop until next thursday.

Thanks to all the airstreamers who have educated me on axels and how to buy and install. Thanks to the guy who helped me get the axels. You guys were great.

I will be picking your brains when I remove the airconditioner and put on a new seal.

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