Needing to put new axles on our 1979 31' Sovereign
. We've already gotten quotes from Inland RV and from Airstream Supply. Conveniently, to get quotes from them, all we need to tell them is our year and model. However, there is a local Dexter dealer here that is willing to order and install them for me if I can find out the specifics on the axles. This dealer has replaced axles on airstreams before, however they were much newer models than ours. He is needing to know the starting angle (I understand that's the 22 or 32 degree drop?), frame width, hub face (is this the # of lugs?), and the brake flange.
Does anyone with the same year and model that has ordered axles know these specs? Also, we understand that whether or not to put on the shocks is an option... has anyone NOT put shocks on and can you tell much of a difference?
Thanks all. Just trying to do this in the most economic (and local) way possible.
Looking at potentially doing the work ourselves, and IF we order from Inland RV, picking them up to save the freight costs as there is a Dexter distribution center a little over an hour from us.