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Old 12-30-2010, 03:05 PM   #15
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Just an FYI and if you live close to Elkhart IN, Axis Products will rebuild your torsion axles for less than $100.00 each. Just the torsion rods not the brakes and drums.
I had my axles rebuilt but after buying new loaded backer plates and drums, I found I could have spent $70.00 more for a complete new axle.
See: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...ild-46697.html
Please be advised that there have been a number of changes at Axis Products, regarding axles for Airstream and Argosy trailers.

Axis, will no longer rebuild any Airstream or Argosy trailer axles, because of liabilty.

Also, we are now a distributor for the Henschen/Axis axles made for the Airstream and Argosy trailers.

All calls to Axis regarding replacement axles for the Airstream and Argosy trailers, will be redirected to us.

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Old 12-30-2010, 03:49 PM   #16
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Does this mean that axle replacement is $170 per axle?
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:53 PM   #17
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Please be advised that there have been a number of changes at Axis Products, regarding axles for Airstream and Argosy trailers.

Axis, will no longer rebuild any Airstream or Argosy trailer axles, because of liabilty.

Also, we are now a distributor for the Henschen/Axis axles made for the Airstream and Argosy trailers.

All calls to Axis regarding replacement axles for the Airstream and Argosy trailers, will be redirected to us.

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Are you the ONLY Henschen/Axis dealer?
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:45 AM   #18
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Craig and Aage, thanks so much for taking the time to post the pics.

Wow, what a difference your new axles made! If I get time, I'll post a pic of our wheels/axles for you to see on our "new" '99 Safari.

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Old 01-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #19
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Aage, Thanks for cropping the before pic. I should have thought of that, and am glad you did.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:42 PM   #20
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My pleasure, C&C.

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:32 PM   #21
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I have been supplying Axis axles to Airstreamers since 2005 and will continue to do so. If you check the Summer issue of Airstream Life (page 53) you'll see that I put a pair of Axis axles on Project "Vintage Thunder", back when I was affilliated with GSM. Axis axles were also installed on Project "Vintage Lightning" for Matthew McConaughey a couple of years later.

With the recent acquisition of the Henschen brand, my business, Colin Hyde Trailer Restorations can now also supply both Axis and Henschen axles, specifically tuned to suit any Airstream application. I have also installed Axis torsion axles on earlier "Leaf spring" type suspended Airstream's.

You'll see my ad in the Spring 2011 issue of Airstream Life.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #22
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Ahh! Clarity! Thanks Colin! I'll be calling you soon.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:37 PM   #23
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Inland Andy / Colin Hyde

I have a friend restoring a Vintage Airstream here in Eastern Virginia. He's done more than one in the past and has always used Colin Hyde to supply Axis - and now Henschen replacements. His next restoration might be my first vintage..... am I going over to the dark side? Is there a disturbance in the force?

Inland's prices may be competitive on the West Coast, but here, not so much.

Colin Hyde has even put a half page ad in Airstream Life advertising Axis Axles for Airstreams. It will be out in the next issue.

Anyway, Colin Hyde is the new "Airstream Axle Guy" for Axis.
His email is colinhydeairstream@gmail.com
His Phone Number is 518-578-7772

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:37 AM   #24
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Thank-you Colin, I now know that there is not a monopoly on Henschen/Axis axles as there was with Henschen. Good to know!
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Great lookin job...wow that big-o-34'er is waaayyy up in the air now!
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Great job and your documentation will help all of us. Thanks!

Did you consider going with disc brakes at all? I need to replace the axles on my 66 TW and I believe that I would like to go with disc brakes, unless there is a good reason not to go this route.

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As a side question, if Airstream is building such a high quality trailer, why do their new trailers all not have disc brakes and led lights?

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Cost, I believe.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:58 AM   #28
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I can accept cost as a reason. Does Airstream then offer disc brakes and led lights as an option on all trailers?

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