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Forum: Axles Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By Action
If the axles lined up as measures the trailer can...

If the axles lined up as measures the trailer can not run dog legged. The metal of the frame may not be square however the axle(s) will be perpendicular to the center line axis of the trailer.
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Forum: Tires 05-24-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,076
Posted By Action
Bullet point from post #1 - * If tires,...

Bullet point from post #1 -

* If tires, with the ST designation, are used at speeds between 76 and 87 mph (122 km/h and 140 km/h), it is recommend the cold inflation pressure be increased by 10...
Forum: Tires 05-24-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,076
Posted By Action
NEVER exceed max cold inflation pressure listed...

NEVER exceed max cold inflation pressure listed on the side wall of the tire. It is maximum inflation pressure as designed by the tire manufacturer!

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Forum: Axles 05-23-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Action
Again, damage to the new axle or anything else...

Again, damage to the new axle or anything else including the trailer ..... not likely.

However it may handle weird or tow different. The most extreme would be trailer swaying at higher speeds....
Forum: Axles 05-23-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Action
I am not sure I understand the statement the new...

I am not sure I understand the statement the new ones would be replacement parts? What else would be installed besides a replacement axle?

Replacing the rear only will provide more spring in the...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 05-14-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,827
Posted By Action
The need to balance a brake rotor is much less...

The need to balance a brake rotor is much less than a brake drum. Most rotors have less mass than a drum. And the mass of a rotor is closer to the rotating center than a drum. A drum has the braking...
Forum: Tires 05-14-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,492
Posted By Action
No, a commercial user can not post a link to a...

No, a commercial user can not post a link to a web site or any site that contains advertisement on this forum. While a link to this specific blog would be awesome in my opinion. It would open the...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-14-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By Action
Tire rotation is not as critical on a trailer as...

Tire rotation is not as critical on a trailer as it is on a TV. The trailer has no wheels that turn for steering and has no wheels that drive or propel the vehicle. Rotating is nice and every couple...
Forum: Tires 05-12-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,492
Posted By Action
Sun damage can be reduced by a cover. And if...

Sun damage can be reduced by a cover.

And if I lived closer I would take your 18 month take offs.

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Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-12-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,780
Posted By Action
Quality flexible brake hose has those rings...

Quality flexible brake hose has those rings around the flex hose for that purpose. You can do braided line or get flex hose with the hard rubber back up.

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Forum: Shocks 05-10-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Action
skyclad, I believe you are over thinking this...

skyclad,
I believe you are over thinking this a bit.
With out the benefit of speaking to the last person that worked on the shocks or access to the 50 year chain of ownership all we can say is...
Forum: Shocks 05-09-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Action
The unit is almost 60 years old. I am not...

The unit is almost 60 years old. I am not experienced with units built in 1962. It doesn't look to bad and you would want the mount to be as vertical as possible. I had a '66 that I had to bend the...
Forum: Shocks 05-09-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Action
That shock mount can be bent by you for...

That shock mount can be bent by you for installation and/or removal of the shock.

The fact that it is bent now should not be an issue.

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Forum: Tires 05-08-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,142
Posted By Action
I don't have a dog in this fight as I don't use...

I don't have a dog in this fight as I don't use Michelins on trailers. And many users have reported Michelin's response that trailer usage is not recommended.

With that said many people use...
Forum: Tires 05-08-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,142
Posted By Action
I also stated I did not look at all Airstream...

I also stated I did not look at all Airstream models. The three models I did look at state Goodyear as the tire brand.

And as built Michelin the tire maker states very consistantly, there is no...
Forum: Tires 05-08-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 28,190
Posted By Action
Bending or adjusting is the only way to change...

Bending or adjusting is the only way to change alignment on a solid axle. For a skilled alignment person, this can be done with very good results. For the unskilled tech it can be a disaster.
...
Forum: Tires 05-07-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,142
Posted By Action
Airstream will sell what the market demands. Many...

Airstream will sell what the market demands. Many AS owners want/demand a Michelin tire over a Goodyear tire. Looking at the AS factory website for a couple of models and there is no mention of...
Forum: Tires 05-07-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,142
Posted By Action
Michelin does not recommend any tire it makes to...

Michelin does not recommend any tire it makes to be used on a trailer. Michelin does not make a trailer tire.

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Forum: Tires 05-06-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 28,190
Posted By Action
E Load would be a LT tire. Lack of use is...

E Load would be a LT tire.

Lack of use is hard on tires

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Forum: Tires 05-06-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 28,190
Posted By Action
LTX is a marketing term for Michellin. Were those...

LTX is a marketing term for Michellin. Were those LT tires or P tires?

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Forum: Axles 05-05-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By Action
Not really. However it could extend the life of...

Not really. However it could extend the life of your trailer.

Individual results may vary.
Some assembly required.
Batteries not required

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Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-04-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By Action
I was thinking about this thread and the...

I was thinking about this thread and the discussion. Then it was posted about an old KH controller. I have an old KH controller. The TV is a bit old as well.

So to go totally of topic, what would...
Forum: Axles 05-03-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By Action
All Airstream trailers had Henschen rubber...

All Airstream trailers had Henschen rubber torsion axles (A company owned either in part or in total by Airstream) from the 1960s until Henschen folded in 2009.

The axles are kind of odd for...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-03-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By Action
I have used my P3 on a couple of vehicles. It...

I have used my P3 on a couple of vehicles.
It gets easier to have one that I am used to.

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Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-03-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By Action
There are a lot a variables. Different trailers...

There are a lot a variables. Different trailers will brake differently.

On a test trip with trailer connected use different settings on your controller to determine the best for your...
Forum: Tires 05-02-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 28,190
Posted By Action
Actually running on the road has benefits for the...

Actually running on the road has benefits for the tire that prolong the life of the tire. A trailer sitting on it's tires for long periods of time puts all of the load on one area of the tire for...
Forum: Axles 05-01-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By Action
Shock absorbers do NOT change ride height! ...

Shock absorbers do NOT change ride height!

They absorb shock or control impact of a suspension part in a given direction. Basically they restrict movement in either direction.

...
Forum: Tires 04-30-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,604
Posted By Action
For all rim diameters and all sizes?? ...

For all rim diameters and all sizes??

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Forum: Tires 04-26-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Action
The reason to move to the 16" set up is to get...

The reason to move to the 16" set up is to get more load capacity which gives a better margin. And 16s have more selection.

In my opinion it is a waste of money IF you don't know what is your...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-24-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Action
The majority of wheel bearing failures are from...

The majority of wheel bearing failures are from incorrect installation. Either foreign material introduced in the grease (re) packing process or incorrect installation and preloading of the wheel...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-19-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Action
Then there is the combo of short and long words. ...

Then there is the combo of short and long words.

Left, red, port
Versus
Right, green and starboard

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Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-18-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Action
Seems like a solution for a non-existent problem....

Seems like a solution for a non-existent problem.

What do you do with this if/when a seal goes out? Toss the whole thing? Some how cut off the bottle jack?

May be I abuse my tools, not...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-18-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Action
The side of any vehicle is determined as if you...

The side of any vehicle is determined as if you were sitting in the driver's seat. Imagine yourself in the drivers seat of your TV (with trailer hitched up) and then ask yourself which is right and...
Forum: Axles 04-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Action
With new axles you might see a higher trailer by...

With new axles you might see a higher trailer by 2 to 4 inches tops. Or it may only be 1 to 2 inches.

Truth is you don't need new axles if you are not moving the trailer.

However if you...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-12-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Action
This website gives the dimension. ...

This website gives the dimension.

http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1185

Based on dimensions many parts places can find a seal.

I would recommend having...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-11-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,695
Posted By Action
In my opinion this single thing drives a lot at...

In my opinion this single thing drives a lot at Jackson Center. Sure the trailer is premium. However they spend a lot on the coach or the body. Not so much on the rest of the trailer.

Like...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-10-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Action
OK >>>>>>>Action

OK

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Forum: Tires 04-10-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By Action
The reason to go to 16" wheels would be to gain...

The reason to go to 16" wheels would be to gain greater load capacity. To understand what load capacity your towed load needs one would need to weigh the trailer. (by individual wheel would be best) ...
Forum: Tires 04-10-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Action
Only want to buy once!!!! I do not...

Only want to buy once!!!!

I do not believe there is such a tire.

If I were to advise what tire to buy, get one that the load rating is 125+ % or more of the actual towed load. Since...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-10-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Action
And the OP has a 30 footer. Isn't that 3 axles...

And the OP has a 30 footer. Isn't that 3 axles and 6 wheels/hubs/brakes and related parts???

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Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 04-09-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Action
I believe Airstream calls for a brake inspection...

I believe Airstream calls for a brake inspection every 10,000 miles and/or annually. Check your owner's manual.

As to cost. I do my own. And the labor will be more for more axles. I have two. Less...
Forum: Tires 03-28-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,108
Posted By Action
See post 48. I don't believe there isn't a...

See post 48.

I don't believe there isn't a universal definition of what an underinflated condition is across the tire industry for all tire applications.

The over the road truck application may...
Forum: Tires 03-27-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,108
Posted By Action
That article is about over the road tractor...

That article is about over the road tractor tires. The pressure range for those tires is a lot wider and the usage is much different. Hardly comparable to passenger, light truck or trailer tires.
...
Forum: Tires 03-26-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,108
Posted By Action
20% from max tire pressure of the side wall or...

20% from max tire pressure of the side wall or 20% from the AS recommended pressure from the tire inflation label?

With higher rated tires and owners changing to larger rims, most of those...
Forum: Tires 03-26-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Action
What's on the trailer now? And how much does...

What's on the trailer now?

And how much does your fully loaded trailer weigh?

>>>>>>>>Action
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 03-11-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Action
+1 to the above. The load capacity of a stock...

+1 to the above.
The load capacity of a stock Airstream wheel is greater than 2500 pounds.

The load capacity of many auto and light truck applications is something less than that.
...
Forum: Tires 03-05-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Action
Passenger car tires (the tire that the size...

Passenger car tires (the tire that the size starts with a P) can work on a trailer. The load capacity on those tires need to be reduced by at least 10% and 15% would be better.

Know the load of...
Forum: Axles 03-05-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By Action
And axle load capacity. ...

And axle load capacity.

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Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,918
Posted By Action
I disagree with the last sentence. We are not on...

I disagree with the last sentence. We are not on our own!

Vehicle manufacturers invest a lot of time, money and research to establish what a vehicle is designed to tow and what it isn't...
Forum: Axles 02-28-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By Action
I would like to see a picture of that. ...

I would like to see a picture of that.

Unless you have the year incorrect. About 1961 Airstream went from leaf springs to torsion springs. The type of torsion spring was a metal tube with...
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