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Old 07-06-2003, 07:05 PM   #21
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$800 for "loaded" axles, $500 ea. for "bare". Bare does not have brake plates or hubs and bearings. I used the old ones. Shipping? I live in Ohio, so I drove to the Henschen factory and picked them up myself. Henschen is right next to Airstream's factory, so of course, I did the factory tour.

The PO gave me a new set of shocks he purchased, he never got around to replacing them, so I had no expense there. My shocks went on perfect, no welding needed.
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Old 07-06-2003, 07:15 PM   #22
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Thanks for the info. I will have to do a tear down to find out the condition of the internal stuff before ordering. I suspect after 32 years I will have to go all the way. The breaks are working OK and the bearings were repacked last year but due to lack of time I had a shop do the repacking so I really have no first hand knowledge of the condition and when I do it I want to do it just once and do it right.
You have any problem with the shocks going back on as Chas had ???

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Old 07-07-2003, 07:55 AM   #23
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Axles priced at $500.00 for a stripped model and $800.00, for a complete model are the biggest bargin you have for an Airstream.

Pound for pound, they are cheap.

The KT lock, used from 1970 to 1977 costs $546.00 and weighs a little more than 1 pound.

Refrigerators run $7.00 per pound, and up.

Air Conditioners run $8.00 per pound, and up.

Some windows run $50.00 per pound, and up.

A stripped 3000 pound rated axle runs a little more than $3.00 per pound.



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Old 07-07-2003, 08:17 AM   #24
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Do the loaded axles come with Timken or Romanian bearings???

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:33 AM   #25
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Bearing manufacturers, all must comply with certain standards.

Henschen uses Timken, Koyo as well as bearings distributed by TRP, which has them made in China and Romania.

Henschen quality control program assures the very best of performance.

Bearings fail, like anything else.

I had a wheel bearing failure in a 2002 Buick Park Ave Ultra, in less than 3000 miles.
I will not name the manufacturer, but it was a United States company.

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"I had a wheel bearing failure in a 2002 Buick Park Ave Ultra, in less than 3000 miles."

andy,

some how i couldn't see you in a pickup truck! just kidding!


what do you use for a tow vehicle?

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:50 AM   #27
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Andy IS the tow vehicle, pulling his suitcase to catch that plane to Hawaii

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Old 07-07-2003, 09:15 AM   #28
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My trailer towing days are over.

I towed a 31 foot Airstream, through 47 of our continental states, for a period of 4 years.

It was fun back then when truckers liked you. Now they hate you.

qqq is right. Anything that I can push (grocery cart) or tow (luggage) is my style. I especially light to pull that luggage at the airport, so that I can visit Hawaii again, and again, like I will do this November, for 10 days.

5 hours from Corona barely would get me out of the state.
5 hours on a Jet, gets me to paradise, and I can have a drink or two on the way.

Truthfully, I will miss the Forum when in Hawaii, and not much more.

I know I can access the net from my room, but then, that's not in my my list of things to do when there. I can do that at home, I can't do Hawaii at home.

Maybe, just a "hello" from there, will be adequate.

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