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Old 05-16-2008, 11:05 AM   #21
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Disc brakes

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Our kits contain everything you need except the labor.

Other's sell the disc brakes, and you have to chase all over the place for correct lug nuts, proper grease, proper insulated brackets, proper steel lines, proper grease seals, and instruction book.

Of course if a persons time has zero value, then the time wasted doesn't matter.

Then, at todays fuel prices, you can spend a bundle chasing the other parts, too.

Saving money using the "determine and chase after" routine, and all the woes that go with it, doesn't hold water.

But, to each his own.

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Old 05-16-2008, 11:25 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by FrenchBern
Update; the axles been ordered. #10, 3300 lbs, with disc brakes plus the Electric/Hydraulic Actuator.
Now I am looking for 15" wheels with tires. My first internet contact (Tire Rack) does not have trailor wheels but can supply some marathon tires.
Anyone has any suggestions as where to shop for a complete package?
Most places I checked needs the vehicle type first.
Also, who would be a good supplier for the hydraulic lines as a kit?
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #23
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Try this place for tires and wheels:

Americana Tire & Wheel
21715 Beck Dr
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 522-9450

I purchased three Karrier brand tires and one wheel T225/75R15 (radials). The price was $162.08 total or $46.50 each tire (not on a rim), $67.08 for tire and rim (black) mounted, not balanced.

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Old 05-17-2008, 07:23 AM   #24
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yes Andy you are right and I would agree and recommend you to anyone else who is looking for simplicity.
If you knew me you would know I shop around for a good price because I feel badby when I find out I paid too much and also get a lot of satisfaction admiring my "cheap" work. I am 70 years old on a fix income and always looking for something to do during my awaken hours so I value my time free. I have friends who have everything done "turnkey" and go enjoy life while the work is being done. That's fine with me and think nothing less of them. I even do their work for free sometimes even though the have plenty of money.
By the way this disc brake axle replacement will cost me less including the Actuator then your cost for 2 drum axles. No hard feelings Andy.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:25 AM   #25
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Thanks SAFARI TIM and DNRTHEIL for the links. I am heading there now.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:34 PM   #26
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Trucking companies are adding accessorials for lift gates, residential deleivery, residential phone call to schedule delivery, etc. They are oalso currently tacking on a fuel surcharge of 32.6%.

Best if you can ask for delivery to a local freight terminal, or call Forward Air for a cheap air freight quote - you pick up at the airport. They often beat truck rates, but it is more hassle for the shipper and the recipient.
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:37 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In
Some wheels will not fit the Dexter disc brakes.

Is this due to backspacing issues? What is the recommended backspacing for Airstream wheels, BTW?

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Old 05-22-2008, 12:23 PM   #28
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My order... for my fellows Canadians...

Originally Posted by 3Ms75Argosy
Try you axle dealer...they had a good deal on the lines here.
You may have seen the add for a NEW DEXTER AXLES COMPLETE WITH HUB, DRUMS, AND BEARINGS on this site.
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I just ordered a complete axle form Inland Inc. (Andy) for 750$. I sent him the serial number of my 1977-Argosy Minuet. This was all what Andy needed. Shipping from OHIO to my place (2 hours north from Montreal) is 240$. Everything is supposed to be fine when I receive it. I will only have to take the old one out... and with 4 bolts and nuts... I should be able to install the new one and connect the wires for the brakes. The cost of shocks will have to be added to this price.
I look forward to receiving my order... and I will let everybody knows how it went... especially for my fellows Canadians... with the total costs when delivered in my driveway.
Being in another country... I am still a little nervous... but... until proved otherwise, I am still trusting Andy and Inland Inc.

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