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Old 06-12-2009, 07:48 AM   #1
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rolling on new tires and axles

Got a call today from my resident axle guy. My axles came in a day early so I put them as soon as I got home. No drilling, a perfect fit. I love it when a plan comes together. I ordered last Thursday evening and recieved them In a few hours short of a week. We'll be camping next week!!!! I still have to connect my brake wires but I did not have wire nuts. I think I also have to check if the brakes are set and shoot some more grease.
Just to be fair I will say they are Dexters and they went on with out drilling of any sort. To keep peace I won't quote price or size.


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Old 06-12-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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Sounds like a winner to me, you will be camping soon, you can't beat that.

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Old 06-12-2009, 08:02 AM   #3
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Congrats! mine are taking 5 weeks, for some reason. No drilling? I was under the impression that all Dexters had to be modified slightly- lucky you. You'll have a nice, soft ride now.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:12 AM   #4
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Hmmm...that sounds quite intriguing...especially considering that I have the exact same trailer.
no drilling, eh?

so, what did you wind up getting? (rating?...shock brackets?...arm angle?)
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:14 AM   #5
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The holes lined up perfectly. The axles were slotted on an angle. I did have to buy all new hardware. Grade 8 bolts and locking nuts cost me about 40 bucks. It took me about three hours to put them on. I had my old axles off and had treated and painted my frame a couple of days before. My Safari is finally coming together. I'll take pics this evening.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
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New axle under my GT today,it wasn`t Dexter or the other brand,I ordered last thursday ,it arrived Tuesday ,this was from Texas,where they made it the way I wanted it.I will have to drill the holes,but what the heck,it was under $ 500.00,with 10" electric brakes, I can live with that.Dave

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