Originally Posted by the544man
Exactly. I bought dexters from napa. Just take your old ones in and voila --off the shelf into the airstreM- all things new- just plug and play. And while you are at it repack the bearings and put in new bearing seals. Cheers. Ted
When backing plates are replaced, it's always a "GREAT" idea, to replace the grease seals.
But, most auto parts stores do not have the proper seal for the tag axle, or for the trailers.
That seal should be double lipped and with a spring.
If not, it can lead to quick trouble.
For those owners that have a tag axle Airstream motorhome, please be advised that "TAG" axles are no longer made, and more than likely will never be made again.
To our knowledge, there is only 2 tag axles left in the USA, one new one and one that was rebuilt.
Do everything you can to assure that the tag axle receives at least 110 percent attention.