Originally Posted by ducks
I went back to the trailer business and told them that I was not going to accept different rims to correct the problem. I also told them that I wanted the axles sent back to Dexter to change the height setting on the axle so the AS was not setting low on the tires. The top edge of the outside wheel well was about level with the top of the rim. I felt if the AS was sitting higher that much less of the tire would be inside the wheel well. I did measure the distant between the front axle and the real axle and the measurement was the same. When the axles are replaced back on the AS I will re-check that measurement and that of the front axle. The tire size that is on the AS is ST225/75R15. Many thanks
If a dealer, especially a non Airstream dealer was asked to order axles for an Airstream, how would they know what the original specs were, let alone increase them to raise the trailer higher than original.
Some Airstream parts, should be obtained from an Airstream dealer, who "hopefully" knows exactly what to order.
Maybe that's why only one Airstream dealer specializes in axles, amoung other things.
Not know where to start, doesn't help very much to get to the end.
There is more to ordering a torsion axle for an Airstream, other than measurements.