Originally Posted by chuman70
My axles are still OK right now. I still have a slight downward angle on them and they are not fused as all 4 passed the raising test by moving about 2-3 inches when removed from pressure. I would think I probably will need new axles in the not too distant future, but they will do for another 2-3 years I hope. Maybe my A/S budget will have a little more gusto then.
As long as you keep you eyes on your present axles, you will be fine.
The axles that fail quickly, are those used on the Caravel
models from 1968
The rubber rods in the 73 and older trailers, regardless of length, will also fail in time.
The biggest cause of those failures is "lack of use."
The second cause is the composition of the rubber, that fails in time.
Keeping a watchful eye on yours is the best that you can do.