We got back from our long summer trip
a week ago. I just wanted to follow up with everyone on how the trip went and how Abby towed with her new Axis axles. To sum it all up in a word,
We left on 30 June and returned on 9 July. We went from here in central Texas to Moab, Utah and back. Some 2,626 miles. She towed like a dream. Smooth as silk. We went up and down some steep hills in Texas and Colorado. I never once had the brake controller above 3.5v. The brakes worked great. I never had any worry that the brakes on Abby weren't enough. So for those of you reading this wondering if 10" brakes are enough on a 3,500lb axle, I say they are more than adequate.
It was a long trip and we went on some great and some not so great roads. There were no problems of everything being on the floor when we finished a long tow. It was a considerably better ride than the last long trip to Big Bend in December on the original Henschens. We did hit this HUGE dip on US 550 in NM near the Apache Nugget Casino tent. I was very glad we had new Axis axles from Colin Hyde Trailer Restorations under Abby for that one.