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Old 03-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #21
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Unhappy Axle??? Can anyone tell if they are bad?

Hello, I am a super newbie .. getting ready to purchase this airstream. Does this look like bad axles???

Thank you to anyone who can help.
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:38 PM   #22
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Hello, I am a super newbie .. getting ready to purchase this airstream. Does this look like bad axles???

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Old 03-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #23
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Hello, I am a super newbie .. getting ready to purchase this airstream. Does this look like bad axles???

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On the question of getting axles replaced. I have read several threads about replacing axles. The process is pretty simple for any good garage mechanic. With typical power tools it should be possible to jack up a trailer, and replace the axles in 2 or 3 hours.

The only drawback is that an Airstream will not fit into most garages or go on the hoist. So they will have to do the job outdoors. No problem in good weather.

So, you might ask your local garage mechanic. It might help to print some of the pictures and descriptions so he can see what he is getting into, or the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
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There are only four bolts, two shocks & some brake wires that need to be removed & re attached. On some models, the propane line has to be disconnected as well. Many of my clients are DIY type people & have replaced axles themselves in their driveway.
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Anyone know a good Airstream guy in the Santa Rosa/SF area? I've been going to Allied trailer in San Leandro- thanks
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That is, I think we need axle work and I'm curious to know if anyone here has experience with any local mechanics
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