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Old 04-23-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
1962 19' Globetrotter
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Need Axle Information for '62 19' Globetrotter

I almost have the shell re-attached to the frame and want to replace my axle next. I have been to my local Dexter dealer and he said if I knew what to ask for, he would put it on. Has anyone used a Dexter axle for their 1962 Globetrotter 19'. If so can you tell me what to order please? This trailer is really close to the ground. Most of our camping is via the backroads in Montana, and I would like the trailer to be a little higher. Can someone please explain the best process to get a little more ground clearance?
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Old 04-23-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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If you have a torsion axle, you can specify a larger starting angle for your axle arms, from a stock of 22.5 degrees to, say, 45 degrees. This will give you another inch or two clearance, although not everyone is in agreement this is the best way to gain ground clearance.
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Old 04-23-2006, 08:51 PM   #3
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Had the axle on my 62 GT replaced by Axis products in Elkhart IN last June. They did the install, which I now understand they have stopped doing. They will ship you an axle at a good price and you can install it yourself. You can specify what you want and they will build an axle to fit your specs. Search the forum for axleman and he can direct you .
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:01 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help. Yes it appears to be a torison axle. If I drive the trailer to the dexter dealer, should he be able to figure out what I need? Or is it more detailed than that? Also if I specify a 45 degree for the arm, what is the down side to doing this.

Thanks again for all the help.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:11 AM   #5
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Yes, if you have a competent Dexter dealer and installer they should be able to specify it exactly. You may want to weigh your trailer and have that handy. As for the down angle, can't help you there.

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