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Old 10-14-2020, 11:16 AM   #21
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Okay, you got me (and Google). What is TITO?
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:24 PM   #22
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Okay, you got me (and Google). What is TITO?


TETO is “To Each Their Own” IIRC...
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Okay, you got me (and Google). What is TITO?

TETO

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Old 10-14-2020, 03:24 PM   #24
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The search may have gone better if I had spelled it right...
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I thought he was talking about vodka
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Old 10-14-2020, 07:16 PM   #26
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I like vodka, so I guess that is a TETO...
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Old 10-14-2020, 08:42 PM   #27
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Yes it is...but fine Bourbon is a necessity.👍

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Old 10-15-2020, 07:45 PM   #28
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:33 PM   #29
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Old 10-17-2020, 03:36 PM   #30
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Thanks, TJ!

I adjusted the Blue Ox hitch up today and took the trailer for a spin around the block. The trailer and truck are sitting nice and level. Best of all, I was able to pull out and into my driveway without changing hitches! No scraping! What a pleasure!
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Old 12-21-2020, 08:05 PM   #31
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I see a lot of people still looking at these posts. If you have questions, feel free to ask!!
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Old 12-22-2020, 05:20 AM   #32
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Just an FYI, as an after-thought. I had most of the tools, floor jacks, jack stands, die grinders, etc. from prior hobbies/experiences to do this install. If you would need to buy all of this stuff, it would be cost prohibitive and I would recommend having some one who does this kind of work, do it for you. It is not for the faint of heart to do this install. I did four hour stints doing this work. After 5 days of crawling/sliding around under the trailer, I was ready for a couple of days rest!
Dave How did you align the new Axles? did you measure form the ball on a triangle from the centre of the ball to the centre of the axles? Or did you take it to a dealer to do final set up?
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I'll let Dave provide his answer, but this is what I did on ONE lift install.

Prior to loosening any axle bolts scribe a line from the axle UP onto the frame at each mount.

Now after getting the new spacers and axles back and just before final tightening re-align and inspect those scribe lines. A ratchet strap or other can help put them back where they were if req'd.

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As Gary did, I scribed a line on the frame for each axle. I then triangulated from the front ball mount to check those scribe lines which looked good. I aligned the axles to the scribe lines when mounting the axles. I then triangulated to the mounted axles, as a double check, and found that it was all lined up. I also check the toe alignment wheel to wheel to make sure that was square (which it was). I raced cars for 20 years so I am used to making these kinds of measurements.

Side note. Since I had the old Henschen axles on my trailer and had to machine out one mounting hole per side per axle, I was very cautious to make sure I did that on the same side of the holes in the frame on each axle. Not a major deal, but an important one.
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Dave, we have a 2005 28’ Classic. So I’m watching this closely, what caused you to replace the axles?
Hopefully mine will last a little longer.
It was age on our '03. We developed inside edge tire ware on the curbside front tire. I blamed a bent axle, but it turned out the rubber had failed allowing the tire to shift.

POI.. I was aware from the start that GVWR rating of the AS did NOT match the axle ratings JC installed. 7300lb GVWR vs 2 3500lb axles.
I babied them for 17 Seasons and JC installed 4000lb standard,(no never) axles in August.

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As Gary did, I scribed a line on the frame for each axle. I then triangulated from the front ball mount to check those scribe lines which looked good. I aligned the axles to the scribe lines when mounting the axles. I then triangulated to the mounted axles, as a double check, and found that it was all lined up. I also check the toe alignment wheel to wheel to make sure that was square (which it was). I raced cars for 20 years so I am used to making these kinds of measurements.

Side note. Since I had the old Henschen axles on my trailer and had to machine out one mounting hole per side per axle, I was very cautious to make sure I did that on the same side of the holes in the frame on each axle. Not a major deal, but an important one.
That makes sense, I am a mechanic and thought the triangular measurement from the tow ball to the centre of the axles ( bearing cap) would do it, and also would check if the arms are bent or if new made incorrectly
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