Originally Posted by nickoftime
Thinking about replacing the axle on a 65 Caravel
and Airstream Supply offers complete axles with or without shock brackets and of course shocks. Price difference is about 200 bucks. My ? should I or shouldn't I spent the extra $ as it has the Dura Torque axle. Thanks for any and all comments. Lee
If you are planning to replace the axle yourself, you might want to go with Colin Hyde if you can get in touch with him. Be aware that if you go with the original axle size the brake size may be smaller as it was for my friend's Argosy. He found that Colin's axles bolted right on with no drilling or welding.
I wound up buying Dexter axles from Inland RV because of a delivery time issue, zero freight cost and could not get in touch with Colin at that time. I had a local trailer shop do the work in Inman SC. The shock brackets were included in Andy's price but had to be welded on. Shocks were $25 ea. All new pre-assembled brakes, bolts and lug nuts were included.
Freight cost was zero because Dexter has a distributor near me where I could pick up the two axles in my utility trailer. If you decide to order from Inland, you might want to google Dexter to find out where their distributors are and plan on picking up your axles at the nearest one to you.