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Old 05-22-2020, 05:47 AM   #41
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Yes...a bit more you won't be sorry.

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Thanks Robert, this might be the way I go, still have some time before we get to that stage. The Axle's will be one of the last things that will be done.


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Old 05-22-2020, 06:17 AM   #42
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Our first AS was a 22' '63 Safari, I knew nothing about them back in '87.
I thought the rough ride was because I didn't see any leaf springs on the axle.
When I couldn't get the tires off I knew something must be rong.🤔
Did the research, found the axles DID in fact have springs and was advised to replace with one with a +500lb rating, 18 Seasons never a regret.

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Old 05-22-2020, 09:27 AM   #43
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When I changed the axles out in my current trailer I bumped them up from 4000 to 4500. GVW on the trailer is 8300 lbs. I didn't want the a loaded trailer to be so close to the full axle capacity. Its good to have enough suspension leftover for rough roads and being fully loaded. Fully loaded the trailer will scale 7400 lbs on the axles. There can be a chance where the I could be traveling a distance with full water and full waste tanks. If you boondock you sometimes have to travel to a place to drain the waste tanks. The trailer rides fine with the heavier axles.
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:24 PM   #44
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I’m working on ordering some axles for the old girl currently. ‘73 31’ sovereign. I’m also building a frame from scratch and as it will be noticeably heavier I want to upgrade to dexters from the 3200# factory ones. In talking with Gary at redneck trailer in Tampa he is recommending the 5k# axles as the 4200 or 4400 (can’t recall which he said but seems like the only option) is impossible to find parts for if I’m traveling and need parts. Any validity to this?? A bit worried to go to 5k especially if it’s unnecessary.
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