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Old 07-16-2005, 12:27 AM   #1
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New Axles Installed

We have been quiet for a little while (working on a burning man project) but we have been doing some work. Of note our old axles were removed and the new ones installed. It was a breeze!!! CLICK HERE to see what we did.

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Good job! I did mine a couple of years ago. Gives you a nice sense of security, when you have new axles, like having a new trailer. Not looking foward to replacing mine again when I am 85, though.
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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Yes it does give one a sense of satisfaction doing a job like this. The point of the post is to show everybody just how damn simple it is - like many things in an airstrean. There is nothing to be afraid of...
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We have been quiet for a little while (working on a burning man project) but we have been doing some work. Of note our old axles were removed and the new ones installed. It was a breeze!!!
The axle on my Argosy had the propane lines running over the axle, between the axle and the belly pan, but my Overlander has the lines running under the axles, so I have to remove the propane lines to get the axles out. Which way were yours originally installed? Or at least how were they when you got the trailer?
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Indulge a newbie who is looking to do the same, for a minute...

Who did you order the axles from? I was under the impression that they did not come with shock mounts and that the mounts had to be fabbed' and welded on?

I am probably going to order "complete" axles from Inland to replace the axles on a '67 Overlander I just got.

I've only had the trailer a week, but want to get cracking on it right away! The shock mount issue and the fact its the middle of summer are the only things keeping me from ordering.
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Indulge a newbie who is looking to do the same, for a minute...

Who did you order the axles from? I was under the impression that they did not come with shock mounts and that the mounts had to be fabbed' and welded on?

I am probably going to order "complete" axles from Inland to replace the axles on a '67 Overlander I just got.

I've only had the trailer a week, but want to get cracking on it right away! The shock mount issue and the fact its the middle of summer are the only things keeping me from ordering.
Henschen axles come from the factory with shock bolts attached. I believe Axis axles do too, but I don't have personal experience with the Axis axles yet.
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Good job, I'm sure your going to love the new axels!

So, are you going to tell us about the Burning Man project, or just keep us guessing? I never even heard of Burning Man until I got my Airstream, and I'm still trying to figure out exactly what it is. Or maybe you can't figure it out without being there...
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First things first - My axles did not come with the shocks on. I had to order seperately. But the mounts were there and no fabrication of any kind was needed to install my axles.

Second, It is impossible to describe Burning Man. But the web site does give tons of information. It is the most fun I have ever had and I burn up my vacation every year to go out.
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