Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-05-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
Airstreamin' in Canada
 
1973 27' Overlander
Waterdown , Ontario
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 44
Images: 5
Realistic Axle replacement budget

I have a '73 Overlander on it's original axels.

Can you give me a rough estimate of how much new axels would cost, so I can budget for them?

Do I need to replace the whole axel and drums?

Michael
__________________

__________________
mlang905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 04:53 PM   #2
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,067
Images: 13
The axle or axles in your case are one piece assembly each. The brakes would be seperate or in addtion to the axles. You can obtain the axles with out drums and braking pieces. And after 35 years of use you might want to reconsider that line of thinking. IE if the axles need replacement the braking assembly may need to be replaced too. Unless the brake assemblies have been replaced not too long ago.

I am going to defer the pricing answer to some one that has actually done this.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________

__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
 
1973 23' Safari
Maryville , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 167
Images: 13
I am about to go with new axles on a Tandem 73 Safari with 12 Inch Brakes, Shock Mounts, ETC...and it coming in at $1200 for both installed. Good luck.
__________________
kneal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 05:37 PM   #4
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
That seems really reasonable...mind me askin' who's doin' it?
__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 09:47 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
1973 23' Safari
Maryville , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 167
Images: 13
American Trailer Parts in Knoxville, TN. They recently did another members - Trevor Gardner - and it turned out great. http://www.airforums.com/forum...visgardne.html
__________________
kneal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2007, 02:31 PM   #6
Airstreamin' in Canada
 
1973 27' Overlander
Waterdown , Ontario
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 44
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by kneal
I am about to go with new axles on a Tandem 73 Safari with 12 Inch Brakes, Shock Mounts, ETC...and it coming in at $1200 for both installed. Good luck.
What axels are they replacing with?
__________________
mlang905 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2007, 09:31 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
1973 23' Safari
Maryville , Tennessee
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 167
Images: 13
Dexter - 5200# cut down to 3000# with the 12 Inch Brakes and Shock Mounts....
__________________
kneal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 05:45 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
AYRSTRM2's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Armada , Michigan
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 939
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by kneal
Dexter - 5200# cut down to 3000# with the 12 Inch Brakes and Shock Mounts....
Does this include new hubs, I'm guessing? And what type of lube option did you go with? Also, what sort of conversation did you have with the dealer on specifying your axles? I'm about to take mine in and am wondering if you worked with them on the mounting configuration, since it is backwards of the Henschens (though I know they will make them however you need them).
__________________
John

Visit my Camping Blog!
AYRSTRM2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 06:48 AM   #9
Silver Mist
 
LI Pets's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Riverhead , New York
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,008
Images: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by AYRSTRM2
the mounting configuration, since it is backwards of the Henschens .
Can you explain how you mean they are backwards?
__________________
Bob
'77 Sovereign Intl 31' CB
WBCCI R2 Rep VAC 11411 Metro NY VP

LI Pets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 12:03 AM   #10
1 Rivet Member
 
1972 27' Overlander
Greenwood , South Carolina
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 12
The Dexter axles that I have seen have the brackets turned to the outside where the Airstreams (at least mine) are turned to the inside. Their order form shows that you can order reversed brackets. Also, mine will require the high mount. Their quote was $319 each plus state tax.
__________________
smead42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 12:16 AM   #11
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Dexter will make your axle (s) pretty close to the way you want them. Teh bolt holes might not line up with the axle mounting bracket, but drilling some new holes is not a big problem.
The key is to find a dealer that wants to do a good job for you, and is familiar with the DEXTER product line.
If in doubt, call Dexter's engineering department, and have them spec the product for you. Complete ( loaded) Dexter torsion axles run about $ 600.00 each. ( perhaps a little less than that.)
Or, buy Henschen axles for a closer fit.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 12:24 AM   #12
1 Rivet Member
 
1972 27' Overlander
Greenwood , South Carolina
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 12
Dexter quoted me their #10 Torkflex 3200 lb. axles with electric brakes, high mounts, reversed brackets, and EZ grease hubs for $319. They emailed me the order form. Said they would take 10-14 days to supply. Did you get a $600 quote?
__________________
smead42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 12:35 AM   #13
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by smead42
Dexter quoted me their #10 Torkflex 3200 lb. axles with electric brakes, high mounts, reversed brackets, and EZ grease hubs for $319. They emailed me the order form. Said they would take 10-14 days to supply. Did you get a $600 quote?
I spec'd a downrated #11 axle, because of the 6 on5.5 wheel bolt pattern and the 12in brakes.
I believe their #10 axle has 10in brakes and 5-bolt wheel pattern. It is substantially cheaper.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2007, 12:41 AM   #14
1 Rivet Member
 
1972 27' Overlander
Greenwood , South Carolina
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 12
Um, I did spec. the 6 lug 5.5 hub; and, I thought the original dia. brake drums. I will take another look at the drums.

SM
__________________

__________________
smead42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Duratorque Axle Replacement Andy R Axles 18 03-19-2017 09:54 PM
Water heater replacement Craig Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 36 12-18-2014 10:13 AM
Travel on 1 axle. Over59 Axles 6 04-18-2004 05:22 PM
Accordian Door Replacement Tamara Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 2 06-17-2002 01:08 PM
61 Bambi Panel Replacement 61BambiCanada Ribs, Skins & Rivets 0 06-07-2002 10:41 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.