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Old 03-30-2011, 06:40 AM   #57
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Andy,
It's not difficult at all. The comparison is listed above for anyone to make their own conclusion. Your quote in post #1 is for two axles for my '72 Ambassador. All I provided you was the trailer serial number. You did not mention anything in the quote about brake sizes.

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All I provided you was the trailer serial number. You did not mention anything in the quote about brake sizes.

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If anything, we upgrade electric brake sizes, as we have never down graded them.

With your serial number information, that told us your Airstream had 12" brakes when manufactured.

However, ten inch brakes are cheaper than twelve inch brakes.

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So, Lance do you have 10 or 12 inch brakes on your new axles?
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #60
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Hey Bruce,
My new axles have the proper brakes for a 3,500# axle as specified by the manufacturer. 10"

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Top, you mean the 10" brakes will work just fine for the axle rating per the manufacturer? You sure you don't need 12" brakes?
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I NEED 10" brakes. There is no NEED to pay extra for what ammounts to "pocket padding" for parts suppliers. That is my take on brakes. Lol

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Congratulations on getting your new axles installed. Every time someone successfully completes a project (and reports on it as you have done so well) it gives the rest of us confidence that maybe we can do it too.

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Thanks Pat. I still have one more axle to install. Replacing the axles is turning out to be one of the easiest tasks of my project.

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I mean...why go less expensive Top...it IS an AIRSTREAM after all. Go big or go home.
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Nice job stirring the pot, Steve

You like apples? How about them apples!

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I also thought that somewhere you went on record as not having a budget--so......why cheap now????
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Top, you mean the 10" brakes will work just fine for the axle rating per the manufacturer? You sure you don't need 12" brakes?
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I mean...why go less expensive Top...it IS an AIRSTREAM after all. Go big or go home.
I'm going to take up a collection to get Steve his very own big wooden spoon for Christmas so he can stir the pot better...
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I also thought that somewhere you went on record as not having a budget--so......why cheap now????
True that I've said I'm not keeping a budget. That doesn't mean I'm going to waste money on things I believe are not necessary.
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Here's a nice one!

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