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Old 03-20-2015, 10:56 AM   #43
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I believe you will find that the dimensions are as delivered, but some have had problems with the brackets cracking since the frame sits in the middle of the mounting face and the main force should be aligned with the side of the bracket that should line up along the outside of the frame.
The inside dimension of the frame is (on my 16' Sacmp) 45" and the outside is 48".
The frame is made of 3" x 1 1/2 " square tubing stacked on top of one another.
I ordered my new Flexiride axles with 48" outside mounting bracket dimension so that a plate welded on the outside of the frame can overlay the side of the axle bracket and be bolted in after alignment and the bolts "killed".
My 1986 16" had face to face dimension of 65" which I retained. The new axle will have 5 on 4 1/2" bolt pattern instead of the 4 bolt.
If anyone needs some wheels and tires for the 4 bolt hubs I have three extra with fairly new automotive type tires. I also have an old axle (2500 lbs) with 4 bolt brake hubs and brakes complete and probably never used since the trailer had a 4 pin connector.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:01 PM   #44
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If anyone needs some wheels and tires for the 4 bolt hubs I have three extra with fairly new automotive type tires. I also have an old axle (2500 lbs) with 4 bolt brake hubs and brakes complete and probably never used since the trailer had a 4 pin connector.
I have an interest in the 4 bolt brake hubs. I wanted to set up a spare because I'm not likely to find one available in stock if anything goes wrong on the road.

I'll send a PM and see if we can work out shipping and price.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:25 PM   #45
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I have posted a message on the Forum "members helping members" requesting help with dealing with the wood rot I found on the floor of my Scamp 13.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/n...ostthread&f=55

Any suggestions on how best to repair this rot will be appreciated!

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Old 03-21-2015, 09:41 PM   #46
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Bill,

When I ordered my Dexter axle, the brake flanges were only $10 extra. The electric brakes were about $125 more than no brakes. Total with electric brakes $441.

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Old 03-22-2015, 01:09 PM   #47
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When I ordered my Dexter axle, the brake flanges were only $10 extra. The electric brakes were about $125 more than no brakes. Total with electric brakes $441.

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Ha! Bob, even as cheap as I am...adding the flanges is well worth the extra $20.00.

The man who is going to order and install the axle for me, will be coming to my house to measure my frame & axle, as soon as I tell him I'm ready to order it.

He has offered to supply the axle, hubs, and two new wheels and tires for his cost. All I have to pay for is the labor, which he said would be two or three hours at $70.00 an hour.

Now that I have the trailer clear of clutter, I'm about ready to order the axle.

Thanks Bob for the information about the cost of the brake flanges and brakes.

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:07 PM   #48
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At long last I was able to climb under my Scamp today, and measure the width of the frame at the point where the axle is welded to the frame.

The outside of the frame, to the outside of the frame, was 48 inches. Which is the measurement that Bob (bobkatri) informed me in message 7 above.

I also noted that the center of the axle appeared to be bent in the center about 1/2-inch!

Now to beg the required money for a new axle from my dear wife!

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:10 PM   #49
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Bill, the bent upward axle is the normal position. I freaked out when mine was the same!


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Old 03-29-2015, 10:14 PM   #50
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We should get our new axle in a week or two, then run it to town for welding, then prime & paint. Then comes the fun part, putting the shell back on the frame! I am still planning to put 3/4" resin coated plywood under the existing floor and then fiberglass the new floor to the shell and bolt the shell/floor to the frame.


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Bill, the bent upward axle is the normal position. I freaked out when mine was the same!


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We should get our new axle in a week or two, then run it to town for welding, then prime & paint. Then comes the fun part, putting the shell back on the frame! I am still planning to put 3/4" resin coated plywood under the existing floor and then fiberglass the new floor to the shell and bolt the shell/floor to the frame.


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Bob, It's good to learn that bend upward is normal! I was wondering how in the world a dent like that could happen, without the bottom of the trailer being ripped out!

The idea of having the shell and frame apart is sure attractive. However, I doubt that I would ever get mine apart, and if I did, it would never get placed back together! Your "double" floor should be super strong!

I'm looking forward to learning more about the details of the installation of your new axle. How many labor hours it takes for example.

Thanks,

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Old 03-29-2015, 11:05 PM   #52
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Bill, my guesstimate for removal of the old axle and welding the new mounts on will be 1.5-3 hours. We also plan to add some additional iron. The most important part will be getting the welded mounts straight and even. I am lucky to have such a good friend and welder!


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