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Old 03-25-2003, 03:45 PM   #61
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You know, I think I've seen more than one RV that looks semi-permanently mounted up on "blocks", or jack stands, with the tires either removed or covered. I wonder if this is a common practice, intended to avoid suspension wear from just "sitting".....
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That may be why the manual for one of my previous SOB trailers (Scamp) recommended that it be put on stands for winter storage.

I guess we're lucky here in Texas in that we can use the trailer all year long. It never stands idle more than a few weeks at a time. I never put the Scamp on blocks and had no axle droop problems even though I later determined that the axle was already overloaded when the trailer was delivered..
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Old 03-26-2003, 09:53 AM   #63
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New Axle information

Reference our post of March 24, 2003.

Recent misquotes from uninformed sources has raised the question of "axle rebuild."

Please be advised that Henschen has not rebuilt any axles for over 3 years.

Henschen has decided the last time that they rebuilt an axle, that they no longer will do so under any circumstances.

We are stating Henschen's policy here for everyone's perusal.

Henschen "will not" rebuild any axle, regardless of the circumstances.

According to management, as of yesterday, personnel at Airstream have been so advised, putting an end to mis-information.


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Old 03-26-2003, 09:35 PM   #64
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Thumbs up Put trailer on stands.

I replaced my axle, drums, shocks and brakes last fall, and am glad I did. The brakes are superb and the trailer rides much higher (better ground clearance) and smoother. We just returned from a short 350 mile camping trip with it, and as soon as we were home I put my A/S back up on jack stands. When I did this the tires just cleared the ground and could be turned by hand. After sitting for two days in that position the tires had dropped to where they were in solid contact with the ground. I am going to always store my A/S on jack stands, even if its going to only be for a couple of weeks. I firmly believe this will help maintain the elasticity of the rubber in the axle.
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