New Axle for Scamp - where to buy in SoCal? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-09-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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I'm finally considering replacing the axle on my 1976 Scamp, but I can't figure out for the life of me what type of place will do this for me. I've called a few of the local RV shops and they don't do this type of thing, or know much at all about Scamp trailers.

Has anyone replaced their axle in the SoCal area (I'm in Los Angeles) and could recommend a shop to do this?

Also, what is the approximate cost for this? My Scamp is the 13' model with no brakes.

Thanks a ton!
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:31 PM   #2
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I installed a leading arm axel(had a trailing arm axel) in my 13' 1977 Scamp. Bought it from Dexter axel. It was made w/zero degree arms because I had to raise the trl to clear the floor.
Dexter axel has a web site do a google search.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Try Redneck: Branch 17: Fowler, California or another location at: Branch 19: Mira Loma, California , they can get you the Dexter Axle you need too. Now I haven't had Redneck (any location) do any work for me...but others on the forums have.

Might wanna consider brakes while you at it....
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:46 PM   #4
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I get parts from Dexter Axle
1400 Victoria Ave., Bx 1350
San Bernadino, CA 92408
(909) 796-2908
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:14 PM   #5
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I bought mine from Redneck in Mira Loma. They were nice to work with.

We installed it ourselves and it was 300something dollars.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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Redneck trailer parts was able to get one built to my measurements in about 2 weeks.Dexter would not build it to be installed with the spindle ahead of the axle (81 Scamp) so they built it with the long end of the mounting bracket pointing in the oppisite direction from the original,but it really made no difference at all it fit just fine installed with the spindle ahead of the axle. Remember to switch the brake assy.to the oppisite sides they came on as the direction of rotation must be correct for electric brakes to work! The extra cost of the brakes is not much with a new axle,total cost about $270.oo picked up at Redneck, and seemed like a good idea to me. Any competent welding shop should be able to do the install for you or most independent auto repair shops as well.Its definetly not rocket science. Don
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:07 PM   #7
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For some reason my new 2004 Scamp came with a AL-KO (Kober Corp) axle instead of the widely used Dexter. Returning from Tucson, one of my axle brackets had a crack and I had the same problem... where to go for service? I picked a Semi-Truck repair shop in Bakersfield called Jerry & Keith's Truck Repair. It was an excellent choice for me. They determined I didn't need a new axle and re-welded new brackets. Looks as good as new.

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Old 04-12-2007, 06:16 PM   #8
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Reportedly, Scamp had experienced some alignment problems with the Dexter #10 axle (used on the Scamp 16/19), so they switched to Al-Ko axles -- Last I heard, they are still using Dexter for the #9 axle on the Scamp 13.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:11 PM   #9
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I had no clue that Dexter had a production facility in my back yard!

I am not in the market for one now, but was future planning for the day my 13 finally would need one.

I'll file this in the "good Info" to know pile.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:51 PM   #10
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Gina if you aare talking about the Dexters they are made somewhere in the midwest. That's what Redneck told us anyway.
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According to Jims info above, they have a production facility HERE; Plant # 29, axle production, San Bernardino.

Probably can't buy direct, but timing for orders may be good if they distribute from there.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:31 AM   #12
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Yep, having a production facility close by would be helpful. It took six weeks for Dexter to make mine and ship it to me (actually the company I bought it from). So, if you can't get one "off-the-shelf," best to plan ahead.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:54 PM   #13
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Dexter doesn't make ALL their stuf at ALL their plants, in fact, the last time I checked, they were only making torsion axles at only two of their plants.

If one looks at the metal tag on a Dexter axle, there will be a plant number. The plant can then be looked up on the web site and if one calls that plant, asks to speak with the keeper of the axle records by serial number and gives that person the serial number off the tag, they should be able to give all the particulars of that particular axle, including the as-built capacity and all the measurements.
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