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Old 10-12-2019, 07:46 PM   #1
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Torsional Stub Axles

I own a 1973 Airstream 31'. I'm about to install a lift kit and thought about changing the axle stubs.

I'm looking at the Reliable Brand axle stubs from Rigid Hitch, they are $227.00 a pair. Part #rts-1000-07 lh rts-1000-08rh.

Would my 6 lug hubs fit the new 1" spindles? If not what size are the spindles?
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Welcome to the forums.
What are axle stubs? I've been around Airstreams a very long time, and have never heard of them.
If you are referring to the torsion arms that move and hold the bearings and brake assemblies, they are not replaceable or repairable. If they are the originals, you should replace the axle assemblies, including new drums/bearings, and brake assemblies.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:09 PM   #3
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Axle stubs

Axle Stubs are the part that bolts on to the "axle tube". They come in a variety of bolt on or weld on configurations. You can buy them with the hubs and bearings or without the hubs. IE: Amazon, eTrailer, etc.....

I figured Id get some grief about this, but I run dexter axles under both my horse trailers and Ive changed out just the axle stubs and not the tubes on both. The tube itself is just that a tube.

It appears to be the same setup, the axle stubs bolt on to the axle tubes, it may appear they don't but they do.
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The only thing that bolts to the axle tubes is the frame of the trailer. Period.
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Axle Stubs are the part that bolts on to the "axle tube". They come in a variety of bolt on or weld on configurations. You can buy them with the hubs and bearings or without the hubs. IE: Amazon, eTrailer, etc.....

I figured Id get some grief about this, but I run dexter axles under both my horse trailers and Ive changed out just the axle stubs and not the tubes on both. The tube itself is just that a tube.

It appears to be the same setup, the axle stubs bolt on to the axle tubes, it may appear they don't but they do.
For leaf spring axles … sure.
For torsion spring axles … nope

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