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Old 01-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Make of axle???

This is a picture of my 1955 Safari axle, is it a HADCO axle????.........thanks
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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My guess would be yes. The knob on the outside of the upper elbow looks just like mine.
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My guess would be yes. The knob on the outside of the upper elbow looks just like mine.
Thanks, the axle's that I have seen so far from the 50's seem to be rectangle where this one is round, what years is your airstream?
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Mine is a '59 Tradewind. There are a few pictures in my photo album.
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My guess would be yes. The knob on the outside of the upper elbow looks just like mine.
Mark

I noticed that you put on a new axle and was wondering what was you hub to hub dim................thanks
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I think it was 72". I encourage you to measure yours and not use 72" as the final dimension. I paid about $120 for a 5200# Dexter axle.
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I think it was 72". I encourage you to measure yours and not use 72" as the final dimension. I paid about $120 for a 5200# Dexter axle.
I will measure before ordering..............thanks
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I think it was 72". I encourage you to measure yours and not use 72" as the final dimension. I paid about $120 for a 5200# Dexter axle.
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Just found your post dated 10-09-2003, http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...ment-7199.html

Plan to go with 5000# rated axle Axis Products Web will be a straight axle, should raise the trailer about 3". The Axis axle comes with a built-in brake wire to run to the other side, a nice feature.
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Lots of people have replaced a drop axle with a straight axle with good results.

The built in brake wire isn't that big a deal. I ended up not using that feature on the Dexter axle. I used the original grommeted holes through the frame and a junction box in the center.

If you use the wire through the axle, be sure you wire the magnets in parallel, not series. I wanted to keep the wires the same length to both magnets, can't do that with the wire through the axle.

Also, the wiring holes in the axle are possible water entry points.
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Lots of people have replaced a drop axle with a straight axle with good results.

The built in brake wire isn't that big a deal. I ended up not using that feature on the Dexter axle. I used the original grommeted holes through the frame and a junction box in the center.

If you use the wire through the axle, be sure you wire the magnets in parallel, not series. I wanted to keep the wires the same length to both magnets, can't do that with the wire through the axle.

Also, the wiring holes in the axle are possible water entry points.
Mark

Looks like I will be going with a Dexter axle, talk to a local Dexter distributor
today and he highly recommended a local bussiness in my area, (about 15 min. away) I will drop off the old, pick up the new.

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