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Old 12-26-2010, 08:01 AM   #15
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It does seem that axles on your '97 are already needing to be replaced...
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:12 AM   #16
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I finished mounting them on Christmas Eve. I went with 3500# Henschen axles. The trailer rides between 2 3/4" and 3" higher. the best part is the axles now flex. The original ones were totally frozen in position from sitting in one spot for 10 years.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:28 AM   #17
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As far as the dragging is concerned, a couple of 2"X10" laid in the low spots will cure that, won't they?

For further protection, grease up a sheet of 1/4" ply to put where it scrapes, if the 2"x10" doesn't give enough of a raise.

If your profession will allow, that is

Otherwise, apply money liberally.
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As far as the dragging is concerned, a couple of 2"X10" laid in the low spots will cure that, won't they?

For further protection, grease up a sheet of 1/4" ply to put where it scrapes, if the 2"x10" doesn't give enough of a raise.

If your profession will allow, that is

Otherwise, apply money liberally.
Dragging the rear end of any Airstream trailer, is bad.

Typically, the rear quarter panels are buckled, which then requires replacement.

Then the next problem is making the shell flex, in the wrong direction. Flexing down is ok to a point, but flexing up, creates a number of problems, starting with the furniture and shell.

Not to mention damage to a driveway.

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Old 12-26-2010, 12:11 PM   #19
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Andy,

The drag (I should have written scrape was minimal) Had I had another 1/16 in clearance it never would have touched the drive, and most of the time didn't. However, I no longer need to be concerned with that issue with the new axles. Now I have room to spare!
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The drag (I should have written scrape was minimal) Had I had another 1/16 in clearance it never would have touched the drive, and most of the time didn't. However, I no longer need to be concerned with that issue with the new axles. Now I have room to spare!
Pilots always like that extra space, be it taxiing or with an Airstream. YEAH

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