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Old 02-08-2006, 12:15 PM   #81
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Jordan, I didn't know there was an axle issue to be resolved?
just measurements. i think i'm going to miss the low-rider look when it's all back together.



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Old 02-12-2006, 08:38 PM   #82
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Measurement check in -

1971 Caravel 18ft

Bracket measurement 61 3/8"
Hub Face 80 3/8"

The back of the brackets is actually 61.5" but the majority of the bracket is 61 3/8

hole centers 9 1/8"

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Old 02-12-2006, 10:26 PM   #83
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5000 miles and....

I have one of the first Axis axles that had been made for an Airstream or Argosy.
I now have 5000 miles on it and no trouble.
Seeing as how Axis had never done an AS axle before I offered to take mine down there so they would have the axle and trailer.
I left it a week and came back to a trailer that sat at the height that it should sit. The ride home was not as "bouncy". The trailer "floats" now.
My axle was right around the $300 mark. Their installation was second to none.
If you look for the thread titled, "The Minuet is at the Axle Doctor", you will see a lot of step-by-step photos of the replacement and the old axle removal.
If you call Axis they are more than willing to help you with measurements and removal advice seeing as how they have now done so many of these.
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:23 AM   #84
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I have one of the first Axis axles that had been made for an Airstream or Argosy.
Lou,

You actually have the first!

Glad things are still going well for you!

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Old 02-14-2006, 08:23 AM   #85
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Think we may have been in the first 5....

Globe Trotter - 3000 miles and another 3000 ahead of us this coming weekend PS checked the bearings Henry and they are just great - Peter says - his coment was "Those Axis guys sure do a good job..."

Overlander still with 800 miles -ps and still waiting....
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Old 02-14-2006, 09:56 AM   #86
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Think we may have been in the first 5....
Sharon,

Likely the first 10 . . . thereabouts!

Glad all is going well - I love my retirement but I miss the customers.

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Old 02-14-2006, 10:17 AM   #87
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Sharon,

Likely the first 10 . . . thereabouts!

Glad all is going well - I love my retirement but I miss the customers.

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I'll take someone calling me a 10 anyday

Okay so I missinterpreted your intentions - there is a lot of that going around these days.

ah you meant the trailer axles being done in the first 10 oh silly me.

Wish I was retired!!! But then again by the time that happens I may just be in a blue room or rubber room
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well, the order's in. here's a JPG of what i sent in for the bracket measurements, for anyone with a similar year set-up (1964). the overlander was slightly smaller measurements between the bracket centers (57 13/16" vs 58" on the dot for my tradewind). the hub face spacing was slightly smaller as well (74 13/16" vs 75" on the dot on the trade wind.

i opted for a 4500# single axle for the trade wind, and my friend's overlander gets a pair of 3000#s (that's why the axle tube diameter is smaller on the overlander than the trade wind. they should be here in 2-3 weeks. i'll post more pics when we get around to installing them.

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Lou,

You actually have the first!

Glad things are still going well for you!

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Oh, I did not want to brag!
It seems I may have started a trend!
Peter and Sharon do have one of the coolest Axis axles with the galvanizing! It looked really sweet. I got to help glue a tag to it in my driveway!
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Oh, I did not want to brag!
It seems I may have started a trend!
Peter and Sharon do have one of the coolest Axis axles with the galvanizing! It looked really sweet. I got to help glue a tag to it in my driveway!

shshhhhhssshhssshh - you will give our little secret away. Good thing we had a Border patrollee newbie - first day on the job - no kidding - took a look at the little green card we filled out for the axle refurb - said oh I see - have a nice day (probably did not know what an axle is tee hee.
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(probably did not know what an axle is tee hee.
I know a lot of people with that same affliction!
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Quite a trend!

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It seems I may have started a trend!
Lou,

I think the count was 60+ customers when I retired in August 2005 - that was quite a trend you started. By the postings on the forums - the trend continues!

I miss the many customers that I developed relationships with - thus I visit the forums periodically and enjoy staying up to date with their progress.

Thanks again for what you started - I was introduced to quite a group of folks - many thanks to you!

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Old 02-18-2006, 08:27 PM   #93
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Henry, you are the man....

All I did was allow you to work your "axle magic" through me, my friend.
It is on a rare occasion that a business transaction results in a friendship. This is one of those rare occasions.
Henry, you rock!
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