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Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-23-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,835
Posted By axleman
I've seen this happen in my axle days - twice! ...

I've seen this happen in my axle days - twice!

Henry
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-23-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By axleman
Good points!

I have to agree with jking/garry! Good points guys!

NAPA parts are far better than Autozone in my experience. However GM parts have worked even better than NAPA for me.
I too, like Mustang, do...
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-22-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By axleman
Right on!

Good call Mustang - as you stated - the tape would also help!
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-21-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By axleman
Two more cents!

For what it is worth - headers will make the problem even worse! :angry:

Answer - gear reduction ministarter - again - Jegs or Summit Racing.

These little buggers look pricey I know - but it...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 08-19-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By axleman
Magnet

Perhaps - electro-magnet in brake grabbing brake drum :blink:
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 08-18-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,101
Posted By axleman
Welcome!

You are welcome!

I too, found it interesting and hoped others would as well.

Best Regards,
Henry
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 08-17-2008, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,833
Posted By axleman
Yep!

Big block Chevrolets are famous for this!

Answer - remote starter solenoid and starter heat shield!

Both can be purchased from Jegs or Summit!

Best Regards,
Henry
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 08-17-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,101
Posted By axleman
Wow!

Tom,

My wife didn't do so pretty good with the wisdom teeth thing either - good luck with that!:blink:

You've been doing some cool stuff!

The Mr. Incredible deal is priceless - it must be...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 08-17-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,101
Posted By axleman
Welcome!

Hey Tom!

You're welcome!

"truth is I am retired and loving it!"

I've been staying pretty busy - how about you?

Henry
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 08-16-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,101
Posted By axleman
Some History on the Henschen Axle!

I found this today and thought it was fitting to share on this forum. It is a press release from May 2008 by GKN - the current owners and builders of the Henschen axle.

In case .pdf files are a...
Forum: Axles 08-16-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,659
Posted By axleman
Two!

The Dexter mounts with two holes, as seen here:

https://i.b5z.net/i/u/1080235/f/Torflex_Information_4-04.pdf

I could not find a drawing on the GKN website to check that mounting bracket. I did...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 08-13-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,919
Posted By axleman
Wow!

Some people!

About a year ago a fellow over in South Bend Indiana - close to the old Studebaker plant - was stealing power line from underground runs that were shut off for a major renovation...
Forum: Axles 08-13-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,713
Posted By axleman
Yep!

You are welcome - good luck with your project!:bb:

Best Regards,
Henry
Forum: Community Polls 08-03-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,681
Posted By axleman
Thumbs up #4

I would choose #4, of the choices shown!

Regards,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-31-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,713
Posted By axleman
For the Record!

Just for the record, as I have stated in the past, I will state again -
Henschen builds a fine product! I have never stated anything else - check my post's! I have seen the axles, been to the plant,...
Forum: Axles 07-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,713
Posted By axleman
Lol

Don,

I may have constructed at least one axle in my life time!:lol:

Good to hear from you my friend - I hope all is well with you!

Smiles,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-30-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,713
Posted By axleman
There's more to this story!

My thoughts:

Torsion axles are made in families based on capacity. Typically 3 sizes:

100-2750# . . . . .typically 2200#
2800-3999# . . . .typically 3500#
4000-7000# . . . .typically 5000#...
Forum: Axles 07-25-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,713
Posted By axleman
Not sure?

For what it is worth:

Current 2008 "Classic" literature shown

www.airstream.com/files/library/2ae9e2029ac87360.pdf (https://www.airstream.com/files/library/2ae9e2029ac87360.pdf)

indicates...
Forum: Axles 02-29-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,174
Posted By axleman
Yep!

Chuck is correct - the length of the rubber cord (or rod) determines the axles capacity! The 4000 - 6000# axle family differs only by rod length!

The shorter the rod the less capacity!
...
Forum: Axles 01-12-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By axleman
Yep!

I agree, as usual, with Uwe!

Sounds like a cool project!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-30-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,065
Posted By axleman
Me Too!

I too am a fan of the Kodiak/Actibrake Disc Brake System.

Testing at our facility, when I was in the axle business, showed a 47% gain over drum brakes.

Do some shopping as there are multiple...
Forum: Axles 10-25-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,097
Posted By axleman
Good Choice!

You will be happy with your selection - if a problem is encountered there are about 300 Dexter dealers across the United States!

Half the green sure is keen - sorry I couldn't resist!!!!!:brows: ...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 10-24-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By axleman
True

In the Axle business this is called "burnishing in" (breaking in the shoes).

Once the shoes and drums are heated from use several times (we used to say 50 miles or so) they conform to one another...
Forum: Axles 08-14-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,208
Posted By axleman
Excellent

Great information Mr. Pumpkin - thanks for sharing!

Regards,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-31-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,211
Posted By axleman
Impact Wrench/PB Blaster

I have worked with several old Airstream/Argosy rusted on axles - I found a Snap-On impact wrench did the trick every time.

Oh yeah - PB Blaster soaked in for about 1/2 hour first!

Smiles,...
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,208
Posted By axleman
Yes - I have!

Yes - I have!
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,208
Posted By axleman
10" is adequate to 3750# per pair - regardless of...

10" is adequate to 3750# per pair - regardless of trailer length.

Of course 12" will stop better.
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,645
Posted By axleman
Not quite right!

Technically it part of the "Cambering" process.

Regards,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,208
Posted By axleman
Not much gets past Don!:bb:

Not much gets past Don!:bb:
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By axleman
We used about one per week - roughly 55 gallons...

We used about one per week - roughly 55 gallons for $450.00!

Smiles,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,355
Posted By axleman
This comparison might have been based off of a...

This comparison might have been based off of a single axle purchased from me - back in the day when I was at Axis!

Interesting note - Dexter started Axis!

Regards,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,208
Posted By axleman
Andy, Same internal rubber cords - how does...

Andy,

Same internal rubber cords - how does the 45 degree arm have more movement?

Please inform,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,211
Posted By axleman
Great job!

Great information - thanks.

Henry
Forum: Axles 07-30-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,208
Posted By axleman
Nice!

Educational thread folks!

Cheers,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-27-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,355
Posted By axleman
Oop's

Andy,

Maybe you were asking about the Dexter Service Centers/Distributers, in that case, simply go to:

Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - HOME...
Forum: Axles 07-26-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,355
Posted By axleman
Airstream is using Dexter now, for about the last...

Airstream is using Dexter now, for about the last three years, I would give them a call. In addition to being the largest supplier of Torsion axles in the USA - they also have 300 service centers....
Forum: Shocks 07-25-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By axleman
No flames!

No flames intended - but some current Airstreams are manufactured with NO shocks!

Cheers,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-25-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By axleman
Here's a thought!

Wthout knowing a bit more about your trailer - 22.5 degrees down!

Regards,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-25-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By axleman
What about me!

Don't I feel strange - I used to ask for a barrel of Fuchs!

Smiles,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-24-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,019
Posted By axleman
You will be happy with your purchase down the...

You will be happy with your purchase down the road as well - Dexter has over 300 service centers accross the U.S.A.

You're in good hands!

Cheers,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-24-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By axleman
Fuchs makes a great grease for wheel bearings if...

Fuchs makes a great grease for wheel bearings if you can find it - one of the best we ever ran accross in my axle manufacturing days!

Cheers,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-24-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By axleman
Right on!

This is 100% correct!

That is the greatest limitation of the Nev-R-lube system.

Regards,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-17-2007, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,237
Posted By axleman
Here's a thought!

This "Book" in rough form was attempted to be started by a fellow forum member - see:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f437/axle-measurement-data-base-29712.html

If more folks would chime in -...
Forum: Axles 07-12-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By axleman
For what it is worth - "the time being" is...

For what it is worth - "the time being" is pushing 3+ years!

Additionally, Al-Ko Kober is the second largest producer of torsion axles in the U.S.A. far ahead of Henschen.

Cheers,
Henry
Forum: Axles 07-11-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,697
Posted By axleman
Right!

Andy is correct about Hayes not making many torsion axles!

Al-Ko however, is the largest producer of torsion axles in the World. Dexter is the largest in the U.S.A. however outside of the U.S...
Forum: Axles 07-11-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,697
Posted By axleman
Hayes!

Hayes is owned by Al-Ko Kober, the largest producer of axles in the World!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-11-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,405
Posted By axleman
Yep!

Parking brakes are popular on equipment trailers - light towers, gen sets, air compressors etc....

All major axle manufactures offer this feature!

Regards,
Henry
Forum: Axles 05-11-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,064
Posted By axleman
You are correct sir!

Kneal is exactly right!

I have posted in detail about this on other threads. The Dexter Engineering Group is great. Always start an Airstream axle project with Engineering. To the typical Dexter...
Forum: Axles 02-26-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By axleman
2air, The Henschens are Canada Certified...

2air,

The Henschens are Canada Certified (AKA: CSA Approved) - oddly enough - using Dexter brakes!

The rest of your info is spot on - including Airstream still using Dexter axles!
...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 02-13-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,563
Posted By axleman
Cool!

Pick,

No flames here!

How about a 47% increased stopping distance and less maintenance.

Regards,
Henry
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