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Old 06-03-2015, 01:10 PM   #29
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That's a pretty harsh assumption
Did you not see my
Post above of my axle measurements and looking for confirmation?

I'm not looking for a lesson. I tow food trailers every single day, 6 times a day. I'm well versed in towing.

Obviously I'm replacing my axle if you took the time to read the above post. Please don't jump to conclusions about my character there buddy.


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Old 06-03-2015, 01:50 PM   #30
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Today my AS is back with it's new Dexter axle complete with new brakes, e-z lube fittings and new shocks from Airstream courtesy of P & S Trailer Service.....& 3- Tow Master ST225/75r/15 mounted & balanced Total cost $794.76!
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:03 PM   #31
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Nice nice
Times like this soooooo much easier living in the usa!


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Old 06-03-2015, 04:24 PM   #32
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Stupidnoob... I love your screen name :-)

I am just across the pond in Victoria, I just recently ordered my new axles from Inland RV for two of my Airstreams all Andy needed from me was the serial number off of them and he knew what I needed. It was a pretty simple replacement. you can get bare or complete axles...go for the complete and you will get all new drums,bearing, brakes and all that stuff and the shocks (sold separately) were something like 25 bucks each. If you know someone on the other side of the border you could get the new one shipped to you could possibly save a bunch of money on the cross border shipping and just pay duty and taxes at the border
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:05 PM   #33
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Ya I talked to Andy this morning he's awesome.

It's just the exchange rate is a killer right now, added 20% plus taxes at the border you almost end up paying double.
I've ordered lots of stuff through inland but I might have to have this one built up here locally. If it wasn't for the exchange rate its obviously a no brainer.

Stupidnoob yup! But I'mma learnin!


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Old 06-03-2015, 06:21 PM   #34
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How about putting the AS on a low trailer and towing it to the USA to have the work done?
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Old 06-03-2015, 07:47 PM   #35
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Haha oh my god that would be a big ass bill! Our dollar is at .74 us.


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Old 06-03-2015, 09:53 PM   #36
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Good luck with your new tow master tires!!
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:03 PM   #37
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Will this size axle fit?

22.5* down angle
57.68" outside to outside mounting brackets
hub face 75.87"
3500 # axle

I bought this Dexter axle for my '61 Safari in 2008.
Took the trailer on one trip from Oregon to Minnesota and back
Then I rebuilt the interior and found my weight had gone up to 3575 # loaded
Took this axle off and installed a new heavier axle.

I also made new mounting plates with the additional brackets which take the outside to
outside measurement to about 57.87"

If this would work, then comes the big question --- how much of a hurry are you in?
I will be driving my pickup to Vancouver, BC in mid August and could deliver the axle easily. I am sure we can work around the exchange rate to a price we both like.

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Old 06-03-2015, 11:33 PM   #38
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Pacific Spring and Axle is in Langley BC. I got my torsion axles from them made to spec.!
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:09 AM   #39
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That's exactly who I went and talked to today!!

Was worried about a custom built axle
Yours turned out ok??


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Old 06-04-2015, 04:57 PM   #40
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That's a pretty harsh assumption
Did you not see my
Post above of my axle measurements and looking for confirmation?

I'm not looking for a lesson. I tow food trailers every single day, 6 times a day. I'm well versed in towing.

Obviously I'm replacing my axle if you took the time to read the above post. Please don't jump to conclusions about my character there buddy.


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Sorry I came across as harsh. What really happened is I started posting, then got called away for an hours, and hit "send" without looking at the new stuff you had posted. Glad to see you've got your new axle coming. You will love the difference. I should remember that only about 1 in 10 streamers actually are members - and have a pretty sharp learning curve.

I see stuff in campgrounds that just makes me shake - and even experienced campers occasionally do strange things. A neighbor with a fifth wheel has a truck that has the side walls of his bed completely crushed - he didn't lock the trailer down correctly and it fell off the jack and onto the bed. The truck was only 3 months old when this happened. 15 years experience too.

Reminds me to do my safety checks - every time.

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