Originally Posted by 386kustoms
my 66 safari is in need of a new axle. my question is i am doing some custom work on the interior of the trailer and it should be around the same weight as stock but im not 100% sure. should i wait to finish the trailer, weigh it and then order axles? im pulling the frame out in a few weeks to do some welding and new plywood and i would love to do the axle at that time. i was going to go w the dexter 3500lb axle. im almost positive the weight will stay very close to the stock weight of the trailer may differ - + 200 lbs and i think the stoick weight is 3200 pounds for a 66 22 foot safari. am i correct on that?
The proper axle rating for a 1966
22 foot Airstream, is either 4500 or 5000 pounds.
I am not at my office to look at the charts, but I will correct the post tomorrow.