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Old 07-04-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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New Axles, Get them...

OK, my rims were even with my wheel wells so I needed new axels bad. but let me tell you what a difference they make WOW

My trailer rides totally different....


#1 everything rides at a better height. the suv rides leveler.

#2 I don't get the hard hits on the suv when we hit bumps

#3 It just feels like I have more control when in the bumps while towing, and in general It feels easier to tow. It does sway side to side a little but that is because it now has suspension.. Well, rocks side to side as I go over bumps Not swaying thats the wrong word.

#4 Stuff isn't getting bounced around as much on the inside...


So, If you are considering getting new axles and shocks DO IT. It will make all the difference in the world.


Thanks Inland RV for getting mine on in a day while I was in LA...
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:26 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
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I agree totally. Same thing I found when I had a new Dexter axle put on the Caravel. The trailer just floats along behind us now! Best money I ever spent on the trailer!
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:51 PM   #4
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OK,


Thanks Inland RV for getting mine on in a day while I was in LA...
Oh, so you missed out on the joy of installing your own axles!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...tml#post717488
Lucky you.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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Oh, so you missed out on the joy of installing your own axles!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...tml#post717488
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Your darn right

I firgured while I was in the area might as well have someone else do it.

I figured after shipping and a day of my time and paying a babysitter I wasn't going to be out much more having Inland do it..
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:10 PM   #6
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I cant believe it took them a whole day. I had mine switched out in 3 hrs and that included a beverage break(I don't drink) and a rain delay,while we (my neighbor and I)were installing them. It really dont matter you got the job done. I'm glad I did my own cause it gave me first hand knowledge on how hard it is to make the axle switch NOT.
I'm not sorry we made the switch,we don't have the TP and roll towel UNROLLED all over the floor.The fridge and pantry doors open and stuff all over the floor. I also was using a BLUE OX 4" receiver drop to get the trailer level. After installing the new axles I gained that 4" in height and was able to get rid of the drop and the trailer is level even on our 1 ton.
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:09 AM   #7
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I cant believe it took them a whole day. I had mine switched out in 3 hrs and that included a beverage break(I don't drink) and a rain delay,while we (my neighbor and I)were installing them. It really dont matter you got the job done. I'm glad I did my own cause it gave me first hand knowledge on how hard it is to make the axle switch NOT.
I'm not sorry we made the switch,we don't have the TP and roll towel UNROLLED all over the floor.The fridge and pantry doors open and stuff all over the floor. I also was using a BLUE OX 4" receiver drop to get the trailer level. After installing the new axles I gained that 4" in height and was able to get rid of the drop and the trailer is level even on our 1 ton.
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It didn't take all day, but he left his trailer with us, all day, while he conducted other things in the area.

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I know Andy I just said that to get a rise out of ya. Like I said it was a hard pill to swallow but Worth every penny. Your guys probably changed em in a hr. When we change mine I bet we actually didn't do an hrs work,the rest was mostly interruptions by friends,wanting to know what we were doin. We have only been out once this yr.(got to put a stop to that) and we were on some pretty rough interstates(lots of construction) and some curvy two lanes and didn't have a thing on the floor or any open doors.
Its a soft ride on both ends. Thanks again ANDY!
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:48 PM   #9
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I dropped them off at 10:30 and went in to LA. came back at 4 pm to pick it up. Sure it didn't take them long and saved me doing it.

Thanks Andy
You guys did a great job..
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