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Old 09-20-2013, 08:42 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by ventport View Post
leedr, Did you see this thread was from 2004?
I thought if the trailer was a 60's something the process wouldn't change much, I agree. Some times in the "heat of battle" the info is absorbed without considering the post dates. thanks for the heads up. I just ordered an axel from Andy and getting ready to install so it was discerning to see the botch job....thanks for the heads up. ...everything is so expensive I don't want to make a stupid mistake...Dan
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:46 PM   #22
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The process is still the same so the info is still applicable. By the way, the earlier poster that put a 3,500# axle under his low 2,200# trailer does make sense since rubber torsion axles start riding good once you get about 60% or more of the rated weight on them. Leaf springs aren't that forgiving. Many axle manufacturers won't supply you with a decent axle, hubs, bearings, and brakes until you get around the 3,500# capacity.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #23
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9 years later, and I'm still happy with the 3500# Dexter on my Caravel. I didn't do the install myself though, I paid some pros to make it happen

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