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Old 06-15-2005, 10:09 PM   #15
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If you're thinking safer as in, in case it falls off the jacks, you should reconsider your jacking/support plan!

But what do I know, I paid someone else to install mine! But the better ride with the new axels was worth every penny! Just be safe!
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:28 PM   #16
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Oh, I'll be safe all right! Thats why I am asking. Don't want to make a mistake.
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:14 AM   #17
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Buttercup, I would do one at a time. My fully dressed axle was 160 lbs.. I held it up with a floor jack in the center. I have seen other threads that they had backed the AS on to blocks on one axle and replaced the other. Then reversed the method for the other axle.

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Old 06-16-2005, 02:50 AM   #18
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Chris,

That's what I am going to do. I think things will be more stable like that. Too bad they predict rain tomorrow, otherwise I would get going....
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Yes, the weather has been my nemisis too.....grrrrr. Sposed to rain here too for the next 4 days.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:10 AM   #20
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Does brake hardware weigh that much?

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They weigh 112 pounds each - total shipping weight including the free greezy pallet they came on was 244 pounds.
When I got mine, it came with drums and backing plates, and was listed as 250 pounds, not including the pallet. For one 4500 pound axle. I didn't think that brake stuff was that heavy. If it is, maybe we should look into aluminum brake drums, less unsprung weight would give a smoother ride.
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What I would do is roll the trailer up on one set of wheels/axles, then replace the other axle - that way you always have one set of wheels on the ground at all times - hope that makes sense.

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One at a time....

Yes, Perfect sense. And that was exactly what I was thinking. One at a time with one set of wheels on the ground and the other in the air.
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What you can't see is the smirk on my face - you'll have to take my word for that.

God, I love that 7.1 megapixel camera!!!
Man, he's right... that's some camera!!
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Bredlo, that's too funny. I wonder if I looked like that when I got my axle ?
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Bredlo, that's too funny. I wonder if I looked like that when I got my axle ?
My sources say yes.
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Brilliant, Just brilliant!! Thanks for thatů.
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