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lahrfarm 02-23-2011 10:19 PM

On to axles
 
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I removed an axle for measurement tomorrow. I'm going with Dexter, $410 each plus tax, no shipping.
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lahrfarm 02-24-2011 07:27 PM

I installed the new converter today, and ordered axles. They may be here as soon as the 4th of march. I cant wait to put them in!

Kevin245 02-24-2011 07:33 PM

Keep us posted on your efforts.

Kevin

Lance M 02-24-2011 07:54 PM

Now that is a good deal. Glad that it's working out for you!

Beaker63 02-24-2011 09:15 PM

lahrfarm,
I got about the same deal with Dexter. The axle came exactly as ordered -measurements were perfect. No problems with installation either. Had to pick them up at the local dealership. The only problem was waitin for them to arrive!
Have fun.
Tim

lahrfarm 02-24-2011 09:31 PM

Only problem I've had so far was getting the guy to understand why I did'nt want 5000# axles. I thought he was'nt going to order them for me for a few min.:lol:

Splitrock 02-24-2011 09:46 PM

Will you get new wheels too?

lahrfarm 02-24-2011 09:52 PM

Had'nt planed on it. The old ones are in good shape and should fit, I think.

Splitrock 02-24-2011 10:23 PM

Apparently the original wheels aren't split rim.

lahrfarm 02-24-2011 10:25 PM

No, just regular rims.

lahrfarm 02-25-2011 10:26 AM

Can anyone tell me what type or even brand/part# the shocks are?

lahrfarm 02-25-2011 10:28 AM

Do the shocks do anything on a torsion axle?

Lance M 02-25-2011 10:29 AM

Monroe gasmatic 555003 I believe are the correct replacements for horizontal applications.

Lance M 02-25-2011 10:35 AM

The subject of shock absorbers has been heavily discussed here on the forums and the VAP. I think it's a toss up. If you have them installed, they won't make the ride any worse.

lahrfarm 02-25-2011 10:55 AM

Thanks Top, I will probably put them on, I've gone this far might as well finish. Oriely auto has them local, that was a surprise!

Inland RV Center, In 02-25-2011 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lahrfarm (Post 956321)
Thanks Top, I will probably put them on, I've gone this far might as well finish. Oriely auto has them local, that was a surprise!

The correct part number for the Airstream horizontal shocks is 0220003.

Use caution when using a shock that does not have a known stiffness, as one that is too stiff could cause a shock beacket to shear off.

When in doubt, using the OEM part, puts you back to original, safely.

Andy

Lance M 02-25-2011 12:20 PM

There is no doubt. Those are the correct Monroe gasmatic shocks. I got that number from Colin Hyde. An Airstream number is just a number. Since Airstream doesn't manufacture shocks that I'm aware of, I'm sure it's just a number that will cross reference to a Monroe, Bilstein or KYB part number.

Inland RV Center, In 02-25-2011 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Top (Post 956368)
There is no doubt. Those are the correct Monroe gasmatic shocks. I got that number from Colin Hyde. An Airstream number is just a number. Since Airstream doesn't manufacture shocks that I'm aware of, I'm sure it's just a number that will cross reference to a Monroe, Bilstein or KYB part number.

Airstream uses a Gabriel shock.

Many non Airstream dealers, use all kinds of different products, since they cannot purchase from Airstream as a dealer.

They may or may not be using the correct replacement part.

Andy

lahrfarm 02-25-2011 02:49 PM

I dont believe I've ever heard of a funcioning shock being so stiff it could shear a bolt that is the correct size for that shocks collar. I know Monroe is a good product, and I'm sure both brands will perform well. My old ones are solid as a rock, I'm sure this will be better!

osolow 02-25-2011 02:58 PM

I will disagree with Monroe being a good shock maybe a few years back (more then 5yrs) but Now there cheap and not worth the trouble. I have had to replace several of there shocks that were less then a year old and under 10k miles on them (automotive)
if you buy them keep your receipt you will most likely need to warranty at least one of them.


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