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Old 10-15-2016, 08:49 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by 80Caravelle View Post
Thanks for the advice - I've decided to swap out the axel and, if it's not too much more, weld on a bracket for shock absorbers. Hopefully that'll keep my going for a while.
You can order a Dexter axle with the shock bracket. There are some critical measurements you have to do for Dexter to get an axle that will fit. Inland RV and I think Colin Hyde have the dimensional information. It might help if you can have a Forums member or an Airstream dealer check it out for you. Maybe even take her to the mothership at Jackson Center, IN.

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Old 10-18-2016, 09:01 AM   #16
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Call Colin his axles ship with everything you need.

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Old 10-18-2016, 11:48 AM   #17
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As mentioned above, do look at balancing the tire/wheel assembly. If not balanced well, even small shaking of the tire/wheel assembly will do a number on the entire trailer.

New shocks will help dampen an out of balance tire/wheel assembly (and any other smaller vibrations) however shocks are not designed to over come worn out parts (axles) and out of balance wheel assemblies.

The issue may be a combination of items not confined to just one thing.

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Old 10-19-2016, 07:36 AM   #18
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You can also pull the old axle and take it to your nearest Dexter axle dealer. The dealer will take the critical measurements. They can order you the axle directly.
Take these documents with you for reference. The differnce between a #10 and #11 axle will be size of the axle tube, spindle size and brake drum size. Also look at the tag on the side of the trailer. This will have the axle weight rating. You will need this number when ordering a new axle.
PM me if further info needed. I have been thru this a few times.





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