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Old 09-27-2016, 06:32 PM   #15
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1974 27' Overlander
Baltimore , Maryland
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Originally Posted by aquinob View Post
If you cant get a hold of Colin, you may want to try redneck trailer and see if they can order them for you. I believe mine were specked at 3500 per axle. When I ordered them from Inland, they essentially passed the order on to redneck. I had much better results in communication with Redneck then Inland.

Also, when I got mine, the bracket for the shocks was not attached to the axle. I had to pay out of pocket to have a welder come and do the job. Just one more surprise for me at the time when I was led to believe that it was a simple unbolt old and bolt in new job.
+1 My Inland axles drop shipped from Redneck Trailer. Shock brackets were not welded on, hardware wrong size (apparently Andy purposely orders undersized bolts for some reason?), holes didn't line up and axle tube was wider than my old one so I had to grind the frame. Not complaining, I'm very happy with my new axles. But it took some work to get them installed.

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Old 09-28-2016, 08:54 AM   #16
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I went through the same thing as you, trying to get axles for my 1975 Sovereign. Just wait to get in touch with Colin. I had a hard time getting in touch with him but once I did he was great. Other than taking a grinder to make the notches bigger where the axle meets the mounting brackets because the axle is wider, it was a simple bolt right on. Took about 5 hours to remove the old axles and put the new ones on. The shock mount is already welded with the axles from Colin. The price was better also.

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Old 10-02-2016, 10:13 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by TOPORANGER View Post
So after the debacle at the Dexter axle distributor in Milwaukee, I sent an email to Collin Hyde, no response. Yesterday I called Inland RV to place order, gave the very nice lady all requested info. I was told I would receive a phone call from Andy to finalize order. That has not happened yet.

In the mean time I called Dexter Axle direct. I was referred to the Engineering Dept. Gave the man a bunch of info and measurements. The one measurement I am not sure of is the hub face to hub face dimension. You see my trailer has been upgraded with a Kodiak disc brake kit by PO. So the hub face dimension may be different than stock. Does anyone have an AS similar to mine that can get the hub face to hub face dimension on the factory drum brake setup? I measured 80-3/16 inches on the Kodiak Disc hub face to hub face.

Thanks in advance for your help.
I ran into that same surprise with the shock bracket. I also ordered from Inland Rv but picked them up at Redneck Trailer supply to save on shipping. Should have just gone to them to start with.
Not only did Inland not tell me about the shock brackets, the dust caps weren't the right ones and I had to buy new rims because the original rims hit the caliper on new brakes. 4 new rims, extra welding charges and having to deal with Andy after he has money. Not a good thing.
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Old 10-03-2016, 12:57 AM   #18
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That's interesting. I bought from Andy and picked them up from him. The shock brackets were welded on but the frame did need to be enlarged but I knew that before they were installed.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:25 AM   #19
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Update to my axle project
After several email and phone message to Colin I place the order with Andy Well about an hour after placing order Colin returned call
I ending up picking up the axles at Redneck in Normal IL
There was a problem with the shock brackets as they were to be shipped separately form CA I called Inland to get them shipped They shipped the package USPS overnight which took 3 days There were only two brackets in package when 4 are required for two axles Another call another 2 days to get brackets
I'll continue later as I am on iPhone
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Old 12-12-2016, 03:03 PM   #20
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Here is what I ordered

Two bare Dexter #11 spindle 4000 pound axles, hub face = 80.75, Outside bracket = 61.38, 32 degree down trailing start angle at $455 each $910 for 2
Dexter #11 axle lift kit at $175

Bare axles because I wanted to use the Jackson Center installed Kodiak disc brakes Everything transferred over without a hitch

Also had to buy 4 axle grease seals at $9 each

I bought the model Monroe shock that Colin uses on eBay for $78 for 4

Installation was easy, I did have a brand new level concrete floor to work on which allowed me to keep axles parallel to each other and square to trailer frame by using plumb bobs to drop center of axles to floor for ease in measuring

As for welding of shock brackets I traded a bottle of oxygen welding gas that I had laying around for 20 years for the welding by a friend who is welder by trade

I also installed Michelin Defender LTX M/S 235/75/R15 tires with new metal valve stems on freshly painted factory steel rims $140 each plus tax

Also added new solid chrome lug nuts

Right after installation I took off on a trip from Wi to Idaho 1738 miles
Towed like a dream

Then I added another 1689 miles Idaho to Catalina AZ

I did monitor and inspect axles regularly on trips Everything is looking good

I did do some camping on National Forest roads NO tail dragging
I love the way it sits Some people might not like that it sits higher than stock

My old axles were totally used up
The trailing arms were at 0 degrees and the wheels would not drop at all when weight was taken off them

I figure that it now sits 7 inches higher than the worn Click image for larger version

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I did the exposed frame with Por15 with a topcoat of Rustoelum

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