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Old 05-01-2006, 03:27 PM   #21
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[quote=59toaster]It can be done that way. On your coach its easier because with the tandem axles. You can roll one wheel up on a ramp.

But actually, I only have a single axle -- that avatar was just the stock one from the forum, I haven't uploaded an actual picture of mine yet.

So, how DO I tell people the safe way to get my trailer off the ground, even to replace axle, not to mention balancing?
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:24 PM   #22
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It can be done that way. On your coach its easier because with the tandem axles. You can roll one wheel up on a ramp.

But actually, I only have a single axle -- that avatar was just the stock one from the forum, I haven't uploaded an actual picture of mine yet.

So, how DO I tell people the safe way to get my trailer off the ground, even to replace axle, not to mention balancing?
If yours is built like mine there is a 2x2 steel beam welded under the main frame rail that the spring mounts on. That is a safe jacking point. Preferably behind the wheel side.

I know my suspension is in need of a lot of work. I am still debating on replacing the axle. Word has it in 59 they ran a much smaller bearing then a new axle would have. Also that tub could be rusting internaly.....tought call. The one luckily thing is the axle on our coach is a LOT cheaper and easier the deal with then the torsion the new coaches have. I need to measure but most trailer places should carry a 3 inch drop. Just need to make sure its the right width.
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Eric,

The drop on your axle might be 4". That's a standard drop for a Dexter axle.
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Wink Leaf-spring axles cheaper?

The axle itself maybe, but when you add in ~$400 for fabrication of duplicate leaf-springs (which of course are different lengths and widths than anything used now), I think the parts cost comes out ~same.

Of course, in 20yrs, when I'm full-timing and living off Soc. Sec. I won't have to replace it like I would a torsion axle....
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