View Poll Results: Running on older axles?
Running on original axles 38 69.09%
Got new ones! 12 21.82%
Gettin them soon! 5 9.09%
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Who is still running on Original Axles?

Yeah I know all older Airstreams need newer axles. But who out there is running on the old ones, due to budget or "just haven't got around to it", etc.
YOu don;t have to fess up uyou can use the poll.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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Well I replaced the torsion axle in the 67 but the leaf spring axle in the 60 is still fine. So, yes and no.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #3
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New axles on both the 1966 Overlander and 1966 Safari within the last couple of years. I had "Shackman" aka Doug Rowbottom help with everything. If you need them, he the man to talk too.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:45 PM   #4
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My '69 ambassador is on the original axles. They are still working well. I have thought about new ones but dont want to spend the money since I tested them and they seem to be fine.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:55 PM   #5
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The 1960 Ovelander I have is sitting on leaf spring axels. I would think they should be fine.

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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Running the originals on my 1978 Ambassador. I'll change them when I get the cash but with two kids in college it will be a few years.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #7
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All mine are still on original axles. Most of our traveling is with the 61. That was the first year for the torsion axles. I get 5 to 10 k miles between mantle changes on the gas light and no signs of anything being beaten up
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #8
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Still have the original axles on both of my trailers...but considering they are parked I doubt it makes much difference at the moment.

When I get done with the 1975 it will get new axles. The 1980 won't, for a variety of reasons it will probably never see the roads again.

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #9
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I just installed new torsion axel on my 65 Safair , and was surprised at the height difference
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #10
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My 69 Overlander has the original torsion axles. My trailer got much shorter on the tow from GA to Peru, NY. Next time I see it, it will have new axles.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:49 PM   #11
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As far as I know, our '63 is still running around on the original axles, with no problems. The '74 has new axles, though since replacing them it's developed an appetite for tires.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:59 PM   #12
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As far as I know, our '63 is still running around on the original axles, with no problems. The '74 has new axles, though since replacing them it's developed an appetite for tires.
Have you read this thread?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...les-56987.html
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