Hi there, we just bought our first, long anticipated, vintage Airstream, a 24' 1965
Tradewind. We tried to read up on what to look for but I realized I didn't know abot how to verify if the axle is okay. The seller told me the axle was in good condition and had seen little use. Tires are new and so are wheels. I climbed under the trailer and saw that the struts are at what seems to be at a 10 degree (or more, hard to gauge) angle to the trailer, surface rust only... but that's with the trailer still being supported in the back by stabilizers. Is there any real way for me to know? I wasn't able to drive off with it yet as my vehicle needs to be fixed up with the correct connector cable. What should I be looking for or doing about the axle?
Thanks so much! J.