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Old 11-19-2010, 09:22 AM   #1
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New Owner '67 Axle Question

Ok so it only took me one day to figure out these have axle problems.
I took a video to post so everyone can tell me what I think I know and I'm going to have to replace it.
I love my new tin can but I think its going to be a piggy bank I can never get my money out of.
That's life so enjoy it!!
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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What is the problem?
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:09 AM   #3
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Maybe the down angle is gone so he needs new axles?
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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Yep looks like to axle is shot,you can either buy a replacement from Inland Rv,or order a Dexter axle,Dexter would be a lot cheaper. If you want to keep the 6 lugs and 12" brakes with a Dexter,then you will need an # 11 axle.downgraded to what ever poundage you need for a Carvelle. Dave
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A 67 axle will be hard and needs replacement. Wire brush off that tag on the axle and it will tell you the weight size of the axle.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:28 PM   #6
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A 67 axle will be hard and needs replacement. Wire brush off that tag on the axle and it will tell you the weight size of the axle.
It will say 3000 pounds, if it's the original axle.

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Got busy with work now I back on the kick of fixing this thing up.

Axel shopping starts today.
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #8
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axle quality

This Tuesday, May 17th, 2011, I had about a 30 minute conversation with "ERIC OVERBEY".

He is the owner of Axis Products.

He confirmed that that they supply two types of axles for Airstreams, an "AXIS" model axle, and also a "HENSCHEN" model axle.

Because of the difference in quality, there is a difference in price as well.

This puts to rest the question, of are there two types of Axis axles being available.

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"Because of the difference in quality, there is a difference in price as well"

Andy,

If you were trying to "upsell" someone on the better axles, what is the difference in quality?

Thanks,
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"Because of the difference in quality, there is a difference in price as well"

Andy,

If you were trying to "upsell" someone on the better axles, what is the difference in quality?

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Some of the difference is, rubber rods having greater elasticity, induction case hardened steel axle shaft instead of no heat treating, more welds, more accurate alignment, etc.

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This Tuesday, May 17th, 2011, I had about a 30 minute conversation with "ERIC OVERBEY".

He is the owner of Axis Products.

He confirmed that that they supply two types of axles for Airstreams, an "AXIS" model axle, and also a "HENSCHEN" model axle.

Because of the difference in quality, there is a difference in price as well.

This puts to rest the question, of are there two types of Axis axles being available.

Andy
I think this was meant for another thread cause it doesn't make sense here on this one.
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