I was hoping that I would be able to come back and post that the axle worked well.
I cannot say that it worked well.
I CAN SAY IT WORKED AWESOME! FABULOUS! TREMENDOUS!
It is like night and day.
The trailer did not tow well behind my tow vehicle.
IT FLOATED WELL BEHIND THE TOW VEHCILE!
At first I was a bit nervous. I had new EVERYTHING for running gear.
New 94005 NAPA shocks
New Axis torsion axle, (the most important part)
After Henry fully prepped me on the proper maintenance of my new axle he told me to check the lug nuts, (Argosy Minuets were equipped with lug nuts, not lug bolts), a couple of time on my way home.
As I inched into the Indiana Toll Road I was a bit apprehensive. I took it easy for the first 30 miles. I stopped and checked the lug nuts. I had to tighten them up as I now have all brand new components.
I felt a little more confident as I pulled back onto the Toll Road. I picked up the speed from 55 to 65. Then to 70. I them looked down and I was doing 80!
I could not get that trailer to bounce, rattle or roll!
I stopped one more time for gas and to check the lugs again and off I went, running up I-69 at about 80 mph so I could beat the traffic when I got to the Metro-Detroit area. I actually spent more time in the passing lane. I put things in the cupboards and drawers. I also put the sink covers on. I had nothing fly out of cupboards. The sink covers remained in place! No doors flew open and nothing got knocked around. It was astounding!
To give you an idea, when I had the old axle on the trailer I would not dare go over 65. It would bump and jostle down the road.
I cannot say enough about the treatment I received while I was at Axis today.
Henry gave me the grand tour. I got to see the differences between the manfacturing process of Axis and the competition.
I was able to see a state-of-the-art welding cell with four robots welding up axle ends more precisely than what can be done by human hands. I have done NOTHING but stuff like this my entire professional career. I KNOW that what Axis does is above what I have seen elsewhere! I know manufacturing and manufacturing processes! THis place ROCKS!
Eric, the owner, is very approachable! A good, down-to-earth kind of guy. I had a chance to bend his ear about the workings of Axis Products. They are truly a miracle!
Well, I just wanted to let eveyone know that I made it home just fine. Usually, I am pretty beat up from driving in near rush-hour traffic. Couple that with pulling a trailer. The is usually hari-raising! This time ai hde to keep looking in my rearview mirror because it semed like the trailer was not THERE!
Henry walked me through all of the paperwork he gave. When you buy an axle from Axis Products you walk away with REAL documentation. Not something located in a "Black binder" that is hidden away in an office!
This axle now has 250+ miles today. It perfomred FLAWLESSLY!
Be sure to visit their website and PLEASE give Henry a call. The website address is: www.axisproducts.com
Their phone number is: (574) 266-8282
The people at Axis Products ROCK!
All of this and less than half the price too! They also have a really decent warranty. Not that I will need it. I am VERY confident with my Axis Products axle!