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Old 02-14-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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Are factory installed shock mounts available for Dexter or Axis replacement axles? Thanks
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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Yes... you would have to call Colin at GSM vehicles regarding the Axis axles... Dexter, you would have to order them on... for the #10 axle... (10" brakes)
pt #033-088-01 for the LH,
PT # 033-088-02 for the RH.

For the #11 axle.... (12" brakes)
LH 033-086-01
RH 033-086-02
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:40 AM   #3
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Axis can provide shock mounts for Airstream's and you can order them directly from Axis Products.
I was quoted $600.00 for a pair with 12" brakes, actually I had mine rebuilt but after buying new brakes and drums I could have bought new ones for the same money.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:34 AM   #4
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sure hope another axle pissing match does not start....

If you order Axis through Colin, the brackets come already attached. Vertical or horizontal will be one of the questions he will ask. The info you need to give him is hub face to hub face distance. Frame rail to frame rail distance. And weather the axle bracket is longer forward or to the rear of the axle tube. All this information is about as easy to get as it is to write down a serial number. Okay it takes a little effort, but for what you save, it is worth the extra three minutes. I placed my order and three weeks to the day, the axles were here.

As far as $600 a pair for 12"... well that is a super price and could never have included shipping. Not calling anyone a liar or looking for debate, but that price is a little too good to be true. I paid $1160 for a pair of 10" 3200# axles shipped from Indiana to Baltimore. I went with the 10" brakes because they are actually for 3600# axles and felt that they were already more than enough stopping power. I could have gotten 12" brakes for an additional $168/ axle. I felt it was over kill. Hydraulic actuated was also available . The nice powder coating instead of paint is standard.
Yes you will need to drill a few holes. They are not a direct change out, but once again either are the Henchens or the Dexters, the savings more than makes up for the inconvenience.
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My axels from Dexter have been ordered and they will have shock mounts on them. The shock mounts on the axel will be 1" closer to the frame shock mounts. I don't think that should be a problem. I went with the #10 also.

I guess I will have to make the channel wider on the frame to make them fit. I hope it is not going to be to difficult.

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I just cut them off the old axle and welded them on the dexters
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The information I was given from Axis is if you give them the shock mount location and mounting hole location and they will weld the shock mount on and have the mounting holes in the correct location.

At least for my year axles they already had the the engineering data, I've personally seen it.
May add to the cost though, I don't know, the $600.00 quote I received was were some numbers they through at me while we were shooting the breeze waiting for my axles to get finished.

You can read about my axle rebuild here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f437...ild-46697.html
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Would anyone know if the factory installed Dexter shock mounts work with a 70s trailer without modification? These are mounts Dexter used in late model Airstreams - does the mount work in older trailers? Thanks
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Are factory installed shock mounts available for Dexter or Axis replacement axles? Thanks
Not to hijack the thread but how do you when it is time to replace them? Miles? Years?
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Would anyone know if the factory installed Dexter shock mounts work with a 70s trailer without modification? These are mounts Dexter used in late model Airstreams - does the mount work in older trailers? Thanks
I believe Dexter will only add shock mounts to the 22.5 degree starting angle. The mounts worked in our 76 Argosy 24 with no modifications.
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